It’s Probably Time to Get Excited About “Indiana Jones 5”
Last Friday, you may have heard a bit of terrifically exciting casting news—Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is joining the cast of Indiana Jones 5. This alone would be more than enough reason to be excited about the fifth installment of the franchise, considering Waller-Bridge is a genius. Deadline broke the story that she’ll be co-starring alongside Harrison Ford, and the pairing seems joyously unexpected and therefore likely wonderful.
Yet there’s plenty of other reasons why Indy’s upcoming adventure warrants optimism, including the fact that Logan and Ford v. Ferrari director James Mangold is helming it. Mangold is an ace, and there’s every reason to think he can enliven the franchise. The last time we saw Indy cracking the whip, it was in Steven Spielberg’s 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. That film is, it’s safe to say, nobody’s favorite Indy outing.
Joining the crew is veteran production designer Adam Stockhausen and legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every Indy installment thus far and created its iconic theme. The script is from Jonathan Kasdan and David Koepp, while Spielberg remains very involved as a producer. It’s looking like they could start production this summer.
Of course, nobody knows what Indiana Jones 5 will be about, nor is there any word on who Waller-Bridge is playing, but her involvement, along with Mangold and the creative team he’s putting together, gives us plenty of reason to look forward to another wild ride with everybody’s favorite archeologist.
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Featured image: Harrison Ford walks through cobwebs in a scene from the film ‘Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade’, 1989. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)