WARNING: SPOILERS FOR INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY AHEAD.
The fifth and final Indiana Jones movie was mostly set in 1969 and concludes with our hero being reunited with his wife Marion Ravenwood, but that’s not the end of his journey.
According to the 1990s official TV show The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, in which Harrison Ford makes a cameo, Indy was still alive into at least his mid-nineties.
The series established that the character was born on July 1, 1899 (124 years ago today) and by 1992 was living in upstate New York where he was still giving the occasional college lecture despite having retired in the new movie.
Each episode of the show depicted Sean Patrick Flanery’s Young Indy in and around World War I, but was also bookended by George Hall’s 93-year-old Old Indy recounting these tales of his youth.
Aside from still wearing his iconic fedora hat, old Indy also had a big scar over his right eye which was covered by an eye patch.
Some Indiana Jones fans were wondering if Indy would lose his eye during the events of Dial of Destiny, but this didn’t occur.
So canonically, it must have happened to him at some point between 1969 and 1992. How exactly this happened remains a mystery.
Although it is worth pointing out that these Old Indy segments were cut out of the re-edited TV movie versions of Young Indiana Jones for home video, so it’s not unreasonable to assume it’s been retconned. After all, Indy technically also has a daughter.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull introduce Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt, who turned out to be Indy’s son with Marion, Henry Jones III.
During Dial of Destiny, it was established that he’d been tragically killed off during the war in Vietnam.
Yet in Young Indiana Jones, Old Indy has scenes with his daughter Sophie (Susan Bigelow) who is the mother of his grandchildren Spike and Lucy. Is this all retconned by Dial of Destiny? Probably since there’s no mention of a daughter.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is out now in cinemas.