Indiana Jones' adventurous quests to find the missing relics and hidden cities are timeless. He has always been one of the most admired and beloved characters among fans of treasure-hunting adventures.
Portrayed by the charming and handsome Harrison Ford, Indiana's adventures have covered many continents, where he has travelled to exotic locations and fought various villains and evil forces to stop them from acquiring relics that have hidden magical powers. In wrong hands, these relics can be disastrous and can annihilate the human race.
To make sure that all the Indiana Jones fans in India get a fair share of their adventure-driven fantasies, Zee Studios will premiere three Indiana Jones movies back-to-back on July 23.
As the "Indiana Jones" marathon is all set to take place in a day, here are some of the most iconic and notable villains from the franchise who gave Indiana a tough fight in his adventures, which more often than not nearly killed Indy:
The main antagonist in first Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), Belloq was a French archaeologist who took credit for Indiana's findings by snatching a relic from him that he had found after making it through several traps and a deadly rock boulder.
The relic was a fertility idol that Belloq wanted to use to speak with the gods so he could help the Nazis finding the Ark of the Covenant.
Dr. Elsa Schneider was an Austrian art professor who was obsessed with the Holy Grail. However, unlike most of the antagonists in the franchise, she kept her dealings with the Nazis a secret and not many people knew how exactly she assisted the Nazis. She seduced both Indiana and his father Henry.
Colonel Dr. Irina Spalko is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and dangerous antagonists, who made a debut in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). She was feared by a lot of people who believed her to be a witch having psychic powers.
She, along with her soldiers, followed Indiana's trail to find the truth behind the crystal skulls. However, she met her end when the greed of more knowledge caused the aliens to overload her mind, leading, eventually, to its disintegration.
The main antagonist in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989), Walter Donovan was also after the Holy Grail, just like Elsa Schneider. He was a wealthy American industrialist and collector of antiquities. To get his hands on the Grail, he joined the Nazi forces. Walter had firm belief that the Grail has the gift of immortality.
Colonel Ernst Vogel was one of the other antagonists in "The Last Crusade." A Nazi colonel, his primary job was to assist Walter Donovan in his quest to find the Holy Grail. Ernst liked to torture Indiana and his father and took immense pleasure in watching them in pain. He intended to kill both of them but was eventually crushed under a tank while fighting with Indiana.
Zee Studios will premiere the "Indy Trails" on July 23 at the following timings:
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" – 6:30 p.m.
"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" – 9 p.m.
"Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" – 11:40 p.m.
To make it a memorable experience for the audiences, Zee Studios has come out with a rap song for the premiere that is a heartwarming tribute to the iconic character and the franchise. To listen to the song, CLICK HERE.