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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny: Craziest Reddit Fan Theories



The much-awaited movie, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, showcases the iconic high-flying, whip-wielding archeologist adventurer Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford, in what could potentially be his final appearance on the big screen. The franchise has always been known for its spectacular portrayal of Indy’s pursuit of valuable treasures, from ancient and deadly religious artifacts to the crystal bones of aliens. Fans of the movie have been eagerly waiting for the release of the film, with many theories and speculations on what could happen in The Dial of Destiny. Here are some of the craziest fan theories we found on Reddit.

The Dial of Destiny is the Antikythera Mechanism

One of the more realistic theories was proposed by Redditor hunter1899, who suggested that the mysterious object in the movie, the Dial of Destiny, is actually the Antikythera Mechanism. This ancient device was built by the Greeks and discovered in 1901. It is believed to have been used by ancient astronomers to track the movement of celestial bodies and predict eclipses. The object has been described as the oldest known analog computer. Since Indy’s discoveries are often inspired by real-life objects, like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail, both from the Bible, the theory of the Antikythera as the inspiration for the Dial makes sense and is likely to be true.

The Dial of Destiny is Part of The Ark of the Covenant

The theory connecting the Dial of Destiny to the other finds of Indiana Jones is by Redditor The_Lasso_Way, who speculates that the Dial of Destiny connects to the Holy Grail, which Jesus Christ used (and Indy found), which connects to Ark, to allow people to touch the Ark without burning to death. While it’s not clear how the pieces would fit together, it would be a great way to connect the films.

Indiana Jones’ Adventures Are Han Solo’s Dreams

This popular theory, cited by many Redditors over the past decade, suggests that Han Solo dreamt of himself on adventures as Indy during his long sleep in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Since Harrison Ford played both characters and both franchises are products of Lucasfilm, it allows for many other surprise connections between franchises, making it a favorite of fans from both sides.

The Dial of Destiny Reveals the Future

The theory by Redditor Film_snob63 suggests that the Dial of Destiny reveals a person’s destiny, showing them their future and their end. However, the person tries to change their destiny, yet creates it themselves. This theory makes more sense in relation to the name of the film’s central artifact.

Indy Will Lose His Right Eye

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Redditor Nerf_Herder86 hypothesizes that Indy will lose his right eye, recalling the series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, where a 93-year-old Indy relates his youthful adventures to his grandchildren. In the series, Indy is missing his right eye. Given that The Dial of Destiny is set in 1969 and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is set in 1992, it is reasonable to expect Indy to lose his right eye on his latest adventure to keep with the canon and add stakes to the film.

The Dial of Destiny Rewrites Time

The most popular theory surrounding the movie suggests that the Dial is able to rewrite time, with the trailer stating that “the Dial can change the course of history.” Given that all other relics Indy goes after usually have incredible powers, from religious artifacts with the powers of the divine to extraterrestrial beings with advanced technologies, the idea that the Dial allows changes to history, maybe even time travel, is not too strange for Indiana Jones. Redditor Big_Avo even proposes that the Dial is an early flux capacitor that fits onto a Ford Model T to allow time travel.

In conclusion, the theories surrounding Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny are exciting and add to the anticipation of the movie’s release. Only time will tell which theories are true, but the movie is sure to be a thrilling adventure for fans of the franchise.

The highly-anticipated film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny features Harrison Ford’s (final?) return as the iconic high-flying, whip-wielding archeologist adventurer Indiana Jones and is about to hit theaters very soon. The famous franchise has always been filled with the spectacular as Indy hunts down valuable treasures, from ancient and deadly religious artifacts to the crystal bones of aliens, so we’re excited as we wait for Jonesy to hunt down the mysterious Dial of Destiny in his latest adventure.



Though fans on Reddit have been doing more than waiting for the big reveal, anticipating very much what could happen in The Dial of Destinycoming up with many different kinds of theories, some very wild indeed, but somehow logically sound – so here are the craziest fan theories we found on Reddit about the upcoming Indiana Jones and Dial of Destiny.


The Dial of Destiny is the Antikythera Mechanism

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Lucasfilm

The most realistic theory was by Redditor hunter1899, where the mysterious object the film is named after, the Dial of Destiny, is actually a real-life device known as the Antikythera Mechanism. An antiquity built by the ancient Greeks discovered in 1901 and named after the place it was found, the Antikythera is believed to have been used by ancient astronomers to track the movement of celestial bodies and predict eclipses, the object has been described as the oldest known analog computer.

Indy’s finds are often inspired by real-life things, like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail, both from the Bible. The theory of the Antikythera as the inspiration for the Dial makes sense, and it is likely to be proven true.

The Dial of Destiny is Part of The Ark of the Covenant

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Lucasfilm

When God instructed the Israelites to construct the Ark of the Covenant, housing Moses’ two tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written. He required only certain people to touch the Ark. Anyone who wasn’t supposed to but did would die on the spot. We see a version of this in Raiders of the Lost Arkwhere the Nazis opened the Ark and all burned to death.

The theory that connects the Dial of Destiny to the other finds of Indiana Jones is by Redditor The_Lasso_Way, speculating that the Dial of Destiny connects to the Holy Grail, which Jesus Christ used (and Indy found), which connects to Ark, to allow people to touch the Ark without burning to death. It’s not clear how exactly the pieces would fit together, but it would be a great way to connect the films.

Indiana Jones’ Adventures Are Han Solo’s Dreams

Han Solo and Indiana Jones Played by Harrison Ford
Paramount Pictures
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This has actually been a very popular theory for a decade at least now, cited by many Redditors for a long time, and a favorite of two separate fandoms, owing to the fact that Harrison Ford played both the swashbuckling archeologist Indiana Jones and the swashbuckling smuggler Han Solo.

Related: Indiana Jones or Han Solo: Which Harrison Ford Character is More Iconic?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo is frozen in carbonite for months by Jabba the Hutt, and this theory holds that Han dreamt of himself on adventures as Indy during his long sleep. Both Indiana Jones and Star Wars are products of Lucasfilm, so there’s the first connection, which allows for many other surprise connections between franchises more believable. It’s doubtful that this will even be confirmed or denied, but it’s fun for many true believers from both sides to think that the wild adventures of Indiana Jones are actually just the incredibly detailed fever dreams of Han Solo.

The Dial of Destiny Reveals the Future

Still from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Walt Disney Studios

Many popular theories explain how the Dial could actually change time, though the word “destiny” have the opposite meaning of change, and a reasonable theory by Redditor Film_snob63 accounts for the powers of the Dial of Destiny, giving a sensible explanation for its name and its purpose.

The Dial actually reveals one’s destiny, showing a person their future and their end. And so, in the style of Greek myths, the person tries to change their destiny, yet creates it themselves. This theory makes more sense in relation to the name of the film’s central artifact, though, when having movies ever concerned themselves with terminology?

Indy Will Lose His Right Eye

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Lucasfilm

Diving deep into the canon of the franchise, Redditor Nerf_Herder86 hypothesizes that Indy will lose his right eye. Recalling the little-known series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, where a 93-year-old Indy relates his youthful adventures to his grandchildren, we see that Indy is missing his right eye.

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Knowing that The Dial of Destiny is placed in 1969 and that The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is set in 1992, then we could reasonably expect Indy to lose his right eye on his latest adventure in order to keep with the canon and possibly as a way to add stakes to the film.

The Dial of Destiny Rewrites Time

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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

This is the most popular theory surrounding the whole film that the Dial is able to rewrite time, in the trailer, we hear that “the Dial can change the course of history.” While it doesn’t confirm anything, given that all other relics Indy goes after usually also have such incredible powers, from religious artifacts with the powers of the divine to extraterrestrial beings with advanced technologies.

So the idea that the Dial allows changes to history, maybe even time travel, is not too strange for Indiana Jones. Though Redditor Big_Avo proposes that the Dial is actually an early flux capacitor that fits onto a Ford Model T to allow time travel, so who knows what’ll be right in the end.

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