Indiana Jones 5 is finally pushing forward with director James Mangold, and the movie has managed to gather up quite an impressive cast.
While everyone is waiting to see an official photo of Harrison Ford in costume, some new set photos that have come up online reveal Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) in a 60s outfit. Check it out:
Phoebe Waller-Bridge on the set of ‘Indiana Jones 5’ https://t.co/FpdgOAUKYu
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We don’t know who Waller-Bridge is playing in the movie yet, but some are suspecting that the film will set her up as the new protagonist of the franchise; something Crystal Skull was attempting with Shia LaBeouf. With the last Indy film not being well-received though, I think it would be alright if Lucasfilm made this their proper sendoff of Ford as the character—seeing as he probably won’t have the energy to pull off another one of these.
No plot has been revealed for Indiana Jones 5 yet, but a rumor is going around that the story will involve the Space Race of the 60s, and Mads Mikkelsen is playing a Nazi scientist who is hired by the US to put a man on the moon. Since this is Indiana Jones, we should expect some kind of fantasy element to the plot, but so far, we don’t have any hints of that.
With Star Wars taking a hiatus in cinemas, hopefully Lucasfilm has other projects that they can focus on. While I do miss Star Wars in the big screen, I think a breather is what the studio needs after the BTS fiasco that was The Rise of Skywalker.
Catch Indiana Jones 5 when it releases on July 29, 2022.