‘Indiana Jones 5’ Casts Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge; John Williams Returning to Score

Yes, Indiana Jones 5 is still indeed happening. 

The long-in-the-works fifth film in the franchise is going ahead with Logan and Ford v Ferrari helmer James Mangold directing and Harrison Ford reprising the titular role – and now with two more talented individuals joining the cast.

As was first reported by Deadline, Fleabag star/creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who, by the way, is also a co-writer of upcoming Bond movie No Time to Die) and beloved Danish star Mads Mikkelsen are taking on big roles in the film, although further details on their parts are being kept under wraps for now. Naturally, there’s speculation that Mikkelsen will be playing the villain. Stay tuned.

Fans will be happy to know that composer extraordinaire John Williams will be back to score the new chapter. The now 89-year-old composer was behind the music for all four of the previous Indy films and was Oscar nominated for the first three.

After being stuck in development hell  for years (we had even reported on Chris Pratt circling an Indy reboot back in 2015), the still-untitled Indiana Jones 5 is finally gearing up to start filming. The project is currently eyeing a production start sometime in USA’s summer season (July – September), with its latest official US release date being July 29th, 2022.

While Steven Spielberg won’t be back as director, Deadline reports that he is still “very much involved in various elements of the film”. Spielberg is officially on board as producer, along with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel.

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