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Mads Mikkelsen joins Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Indiana Jones 5

Mads Mikklesen is set to star in the fifth Indiana Jones film alongside Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, it was revealed on Thursday.

According to a report from Deadline on Thursday, the Danish actor, 55, has been cast in the forthcoming sequel, though it is not clear who he will be playing.

His casting news follows on from Phoebe, who was announced to be taking part in the adventure flick earlier this month. 

Exciting! Mads Mikkelsen has been cast in Indiana Jones 5 and he joins Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the hotly-anticipated sequel, it was revealed on Thursday

Mads has ample experience in franchise films, having previously appeared in James Bond, Marvel, and Star Wars movies in the past.

In November last year it was revealed that Mads would be replacing Johnny Depp as Geralt Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts Franchise. 

The actor is also currently enjoying a successful awards season following the release of Danish film Another Round, and he is currently up for Best Actor at the Oscars. 

Last week, Disney revealed in a tweet that the Fleabag star, 35, was officially part of the cast for the adventure franchise’s much-anticipated next chapter.  

One last adventure: Filming will begin in the summer with James Mangold set to direct, and currently 'meeting with other talent for other roles' (Raiders of the Lost Ark pictured)

One last adventure: Filming will begin in the summer with James Mangold set to direct, and currently ‘meeting with other talent for other roles’ (Raiders of the Lost Ark pictured)

Mystery role: While it is not clear who he will be playing, Mads has appeared in James Bond, Marvel, and Star Wars franchises in the past (pictured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Mystery role: While it is not clear who he will be playing, Mads has appeared in James Bond, Marvel, and Star Wars franchises in the past (pictured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Disney wrote in a statement: ‘A new #IndianaJones adventure begins July 29, 2022. Phoebe Waller-Bridge joins the cast alongside Harrison Ford in the fifth installment of the iconic franchise.’

The tweet continued: ‘The inimitable John Williams will also return to score the film.’

Director James Mangold will take over from Steven Spielberg – who has directed all four Indiana Jones films so far – however, Spielberg has signed on as a producer, and will still be closely involved in production.

Deadline reports that filming will begin this summer, with Mangold currently ‘meeting with other talent for other roles in preparation for production’.

Exciting: Phoebe (pictured in 2020) officially joined the cast of the blockbuster franchise's much-anticipated next chapter last week

Exciting: Phoebe (pictured in 2020) officially joined the cast of the blockbuster franchise’s much-anticipated next chapter last week

Phoebe’s forthcoming film won’t be her first with LucasFilm. The Emmy-winner voiced L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was a prequel about Harrison’s iconic character Han Solo.

Harrison confirmed back in February last year that he would be returning to the franchise one final time, when he leaked details about the project during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ show.

‘I can deny that it’s NOT happening,’ he smiled, letting several seconds pass before audiences finally caught on and erupted into applause. 

Big names: The Fleabag star was announced alongside John Williams, who is returning to score the movie

Big names: The Fleabag star was announced alongside John Williams, who is returning to score the movie

Disney tweeted on Friday: 'A new #IndianaJones adventure begins July 29, 2022. Phoebe Waller-Bridge joins the cast alongside Harrison Ford'

Disney tweeted on Friday: ‘A new #IndianaJones adventure begins July 29, 2022. Phoebe Waller-Bridge joins the cast alongside Harrison Ford’

Ford said he was still ‘excited’ to play Indie, 39 years after originally playing the adventurous archaeologist in Steven Spielberg’s classic.

‘It’s gonna be fun,’ he told Ellen ‘I am excited. They’re great fun to make.’

LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy also confirmed Harrison would be back at the time, as she spoke about the project on the BAFTA Awards red carpet.

She said: ‘Harrison Ford will be involved… It’s not a reboot. It’s a continuation.  

He'll be back! Harrison confirmed back in February last year that he would be returning to the franchise one final time, when he leaked details about the project while on Ellen

He’ll be back! Harrison confirmed back in February last year that he would be returning to the franchise one final time, when he leaked details about the project while on Ellen

‘We’re working away, getting the script where we want it to be and then we’ll be ready to go.’

Indiana Jones won over audiences with 1981’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark – largely considered one of the best films in the action-adventure genre.

It was followed up by the equally beloved prequel Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom in 1984, and then later the sequel Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade in 1989.

Indie got the reboot treatment once more in 2008 with Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, which was slammed by fans and critics. 

Beloved: Indiana Jones won over audiences with 1981's Raiders Of The Lost Ark (pictured) which is largely considered one of the best films in the action-adventure genre

Beloved: Indiana Jones won over audiences with 1981’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark (pictured) which is largely considered one of the best films in the action-adventure genre

You can't win 'em all: Indie got the reboot treatment once more in 2008 with Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (pictured), which was slammed by fans and critics

You can’t win ’em all: Indie got the reboot treatment once more in 2008 with Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (pictured), which was slammed by fans and critics 


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