Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge has joined Indiana Jones 5 and will star next to Harrison Ford in the James Mangold directed sequel.
Indiana Jones 5 has been in the works for quite some time, and now the film has recruited Fleabag and Solo actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge to star as the female lead in the sequel opposite Harrison Ford when the film arrives in 2022. The last time we saw the intrepid adventurer was in the divisive Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and it seems like Disney and Lucasfilm have assembled an impressive team of creatives to bring Ford’s iconic archeologist back to the big screen.
Indiana Jones 5 director James Mangold briefly explained in a press release how excited he is to get started on the sequel with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Harrison Ford, noting that the Fleabag star will “undoubtedly” bring some chemistry to the set as well as praising her creativity. For the moment it’s not clear who Waller-Bridge will play, although with her comedic talents it’d be interesting to see her as some kind of villain in the sequel. Take a look at Mangold’s statement below.
“I’m thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers. 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.”
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Full plot details on Indiana Jones 5 are being kept under wraps, but Harrison Ford has revealed that the film will see new developments in the adventurer’s life and relationships in addition to resolving part of his history. The film will mark Lucasfilm’s first entry in the franchise while under the Disney umbrella. John Williams is attached to write the score after having previously lent his talent to the past four chapters of the film series. Steven Spielberg, who directed the previous four installments of the film series, will step out of the director’s chair for the fifth entry, with Logan director James Mangold taking over directorial duties. Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jonathan Kasdan is penning the script.
Indiana Jones 5 is currently set to be released on July 29, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s role in Indiana Jones 5 and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content!