The cast of the fifth Indiana Jones movie is starting to grow pretty rapidly now with the announcement that Mads Mikkelsen has joined as well! It is unknown who Mikkelsen will play in the new film.
Mads Mikkelsen in recent years has played Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the television series Hannibal, Kaecilius in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange, Galen Erso in Lucasfilm’s Rogue One, Cliff Unger in Hideo Kojima’s video game Death Stranding, and Martin in Another Round.
He has also replaced Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts movie, which is scheduled for a July 15, 2022 release.
The Mads Mikkelsen announcement comes on the heels of news that Phoebe Waller-Bridge had landed the female lead in new Indiana Jones movie, which is expected to start filming this summer.
Waller-Bridge and Mikkelsen will star alongside Harrison Ford, who is returning to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist, for the fifth installment of the iconic franchise.
In addition, the inimitable John Williams will return to score the film, continuing a musical journey which began 40 years ago with Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Williams’ unforgettable Indy soundtracks, packed with all the epic thrills, suspense, romance and excitement that fans have come to expect from an Indiana Jones movie, have become as beloved and familiar as the adventurer-hero’s signature hat and whip.
“I’m thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers,” said the film’s director James Mangold previously.
“Steven, Harrison, Kathy, Frank, and John are all artistic heroes of mine. When you add Phoebe, a dazzling actor, brilliant creative voice and the chemistry she will undoubtedly bring to our set, I can’t help but feel as lucky as Indiana Jones himself.”
Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel will serve as producers. The fifth installment swings into theaters on July 29, 2022.
James Mangold previously directed such films as Ford v Ferrari, Logan, Cop Land, Girl, Interrupted, Kate & Leopold, Identity, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day and The Wolverine. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Logan and Ford v Ferrari was nominated for Best Picture.
Harrison Ford has played Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones, Jr. in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). All those films were directed by Spielberg.
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull grossed $790.7 million worldwide, with $317.1 million from North American theaters and $473.5 from overseas markets.
Earlier this year, Lucasfilm announced that Bethesda Games Studios will release a new Indiana Jones video game. The game is being developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames (Wolfenstein) and executive produced by Bethesda‘s Todd Howard.
The game will tell a wholly original, standalone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer.
The Indiana Jones game announcement came on the heels of the reveal that Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity of all gaming titles from Lucasfilm.
“Lucasfilm’s legacy in gaming stretches back decades,” the company said. “And with Lucasfilm and the galaxy far, far away entering a new and unprecedented phase of creativity, so will the world of Lucasfilm Games – developed in collaboration with the finest studios across the industry.”