Indiana Jones 5 may finally film this spring. I only say “may” because we’ve been here before with this project.
Though it will not be directed by Steven Spielberg, the cast is pretty incredible with Harrison Ford (duh), Pheobe Waller-Bridge, and most interestingly, Mads Mikkelsen. Logan‘s James Mangold will direct Indiana Jones 5.
Talking to Collider, Mikkelsen shared his thoughts on the script:
I’m very, very excited about it… I rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark the other day, it is so well-done and so charming, and it’s such great storytelling. So yes it’s a great honor to be part of that franchise that I grew up with… I’m in a lucky position where they let me read the script before. And yes, it was everything I wished it to be, so that was just great.
Mikkelsen went on to explain how excited he was to play an Indiana Jones character, referring to a long history of colorful characters that surround the title character:
I do think I’m invited in to create a character, I think that everybody wants that. That’s why they pick certain actors that they think can come up with certain things, and it will be a collaboration as it always is. Interesting enough, again a little like Riders of Justice, there is kind of a genre mix in Indiana Jones always. There is something that is a little larger-than-life, almost back to the 30s with a Peter Lorre kind of feel, and then you have Indiana Jones who kind of is a straight man. But he does produce a lot of funny and interesting things, but there are different character genres in some of those films.”
Indiana Jones 5 is casting even more colorful characters before shooting this spring. And I couldn’t be happier.