Indiana Jones 5 Adds Mads Mikkelsen to Its List of Priceless Artifacts

 Mads Mikkelsen attends the red carpet of the movie Druk during the 15th Rome Film Festival on October 20, 2020 in Rome, Italy.
Mads Mikkelsen attends the red carpet of the movie Druk during the 15th Rome Film Festival on October 20, 2020 in Rome, Italy.
Photo: Stefania M. D’Alessandro / Stringer (Getty Images)

It feels like we’ve known about a fifth Indiana Jones movie for years and years at this point (mostly because we have, time’s just exhausting like that). But, at long last, it seems like Harrison Ford’s return to whip-cracking archaeological antics is finally starting to pick up the pace of a perilously large rolling boulder trap.

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Deadline reports—and io9 has confirmed with Lucasfilm—that Rogue One, Doctor Strange, and Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen has been tapped to join the cast of the upcoming James Mangold movie. Lucasfilm has yet to confirm the report with an announcement of their own, as they did with the casting of Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge last week.

No details have been released about who Mikkelsen would play in the movie—but given the track record of some of his most beloved roles, you may not be entirely off the mark to guess that he’ll be up to something villainous. But, we’ll have to wait and see just how and if Mikkelsen factors into the movie: we’ve got a while after all, considering it’s currently set to hit theaters July 29, 2022.

Update 4/15/2021, 1 p.m. EST: Lucasfilm has confirmed the veracity of Deadline’s report to io9, and this story has been updated accordingly.


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DISCUSSION

brianka83
Brian_KA

So Raiders of the Lost Ark took place in 1936, and that movie came out forty years ago. So is the new Indiana Jones movie going to take place in 1976? What’s this movie’s mcguffin going to be? Watergate?