Mads Mikkelsen Says Indiana Jones 5 Goes Back To The Roots Of The First Two Movies

The actor should play alongside Harrison Ford the villain in the latest installment of the saga.

Franchise IndianaJones is back with a fifth and probably last part, the filming of which ended last February. Steven Spielberg, who was originally supposed to direct it, withdrew from the project (he remains a producer, however), as did screenwriter David Koepp, and it’s finally James Mangold who took over the director’s job. As a result, the film, which was originally due to be released in 2019, will arrive in French cinemas on June 28, 2023.

But then, will this fifth adventure be as disappointing for fans as the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ? That’s what denies Mads Mikkelsen. The actor, who is set to play the film’s villain (his role has yet to be revealed), said during an interview for variety : “Raiders of the Ark Lost is one of my favorite movies, and it oozes the golden era of the 1940s series – and so does the fifth movie. They strongly return to the vibe of the first and second movie and get that original feel, the original Indy, something gritty and epic.

The filming of Indiana Jones 5 is finished, announces the historical producer of the saga

As for the change of director, Mikkelsen adds: “We have the impression of being in a Spielberg film, even if it is obviously James who is directing it, but it remains the same vision!“. He goes on to say that he is impressed by the state of health ofHarrison Ford : “It was my first time meeting him, and he’s an incredibly powerful person. Not just as an actor, but also physically. I remember the first day of filming, it was at night, and we stopped at 5 am. He got on his mountain bike and cycled 50 kilometers. Harrison is a monster of a man, a very nice monster”.

The plot has not yet been revealed, but we already know who we will find on the poster in addition to the Danish actor and the mythical hero: Phoebe Waller Bridge ( Solo: A Star Wars Story ), Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Valkyrie, Blade II), Antonio Banderas (Bread & Glory), Boyd Holbrook The Predator, Narcos, Logan), Shaunette Renee Wilson (The Resident) and Toby Jones (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Captain America: The First Avenger)

Indiana Jones 5: First set photos with Mads Mikkelsen and Harrison Ford

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