During The Walt Disney Company's Upfronts Presentation yesterday, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed (via ActioNewz.com) that the iconic Indiana Jones movies and series will finally be available to stream on Disney+ starting May 31.
That means we'll be able to watch The Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the TV series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones before the final instalment of the beloved franchise, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, opens in theaters June 30.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
In this first instalment of the series, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture and won four, archeologist-adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by Army Intelligence to track down an invaluable staff that is the key to locating the Ark of the Covenant, which is being sought by the Nazis.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
After fleeing a nightclub shooting and being dropped out of an abandoned plane, Professor Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) and 12-year-old Short Round (Ke Huy Quan) find themselves in a starving Indian village who blame their plight on the loss of three mystical stones that have always brought the village prosperity. Jones vows to return the stolen rocks — which brings him and his unlikely cohorts face-to-face with a deadly cult.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
There’s nothing more exciting than trying to keep up with the Joneses in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Indy’s Nazi enemies are back and have kidnapped his father, Professor Henry Jones, Sr. (Sean Connery), in their effort to locate the sacred Holy Grail. Following a trail from America to Venice to the deserts of the Middle East, it’s up to Indy (Harrison Ford) to save his father, save the Grail and save the day in this non-stop, action-packed adventure the whole family will treasure.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
At the dawn of the 20th century, Indiana Jones (Sean Patrick Flanery) discovered the world. From globetrotting family expeditions as a 9-year-old to the battlefields of World War I as a teenager, Indy’s experiences shaped the heroic, whip-cracking archaeologist he would become. At every turn, Indy encounters history in the making, meeting true-life activists, soldiers, writers, artists, and thinkers who helped influence the world we live in today.
We've been waiting to see these movies on Disney+ pretty much since the moment it was launched back in 2019. However, with Indiana Jones' streaming rights locked up in complicated pre-existing deals, it's taken a while for that to become a reality.
The timing now couldn't be more perfect, though, and we're sure many of you will appreciate being able to revisit these movies (and, surprisingly, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) before the final chapter is released next month.
Check out an announcement trailer about the franchise's Disney+ debut below.