We're getting excited for Indiana Jones 5, because Dr. Jones looks like he's got a murderer's row of co-stars ready to make this a must-see. Yes, the early acquisitions of Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge were apparently not enough, they had to go out and add cast members that have us blinking our eyes, looking at a crew that's almost too good and wondering if this is a trap we have to delicately solve.
The latest chapter in the Indiana Jones saga, and the first under The Walt Disney Company, is currently without a real title. That said, it's been a topic of conversation since 2008. Indy 5 also has a lot of work for itself, as it's the follow-up to the widely-panned Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
So, who will be trusted to make sure Dr. Jones and his whip have a better outing? We just got another piece of the puzzle of the Indiana Jones 5 cast, and it's a meaty one at that — giving us more reason to have faith for this new project. And even the film's composer gives us reason to consider this one of the most anticipated movies of 2022.
And while it wasn't announced as explicitly as we'd like, reports out of D23 suggest Ford claimed this is his final movie in the series.
Development has been taking place on Indiana Jones 5 since 2008, back when execs were still mentioning the possibility of Shia LaBeouf returning. George Lucas even said (opens in new tab) that there was a chance that LaBeouf could be the star of the film. In the time that passed, LaBeouf openly criticized the production of Indy 4, and Harrison Ford referred to the younger actor as a "f***ing idiot."
Then, The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm, and all the groundwork for Indiana Jones 5 began. While we don't know much about the story itself, Harrison Ford has given us reason to expect that Indy 5 will feel a little conclusive, telling IGN (opens in new tab) that the movie will “see part of [Indy’s] history resolved.”
Latest Indiana Jones 5 news (updated Sept. 10)
- This appears to be Ford's final movie in the series
- The film is slated to come out on June 30, 2023
- Antonio Banderas is joining the cast of Indiana Jones 5
Indiana Jones 5 release date
After another delay, we are scheduled to get Indiana Jones 5 on June 30, 2023 — about 11 months after its previous July 29, 2022 date. By then it will probably have a real title. At this point, it's still listed as "Untitled Indiana Jones" in the Disney schedule. If you're concerned with delays in the release date process, note that this July 2022 date was still in Disney's calendar as of March 2021.
Production was scheduled to start in August 2021, but filming is getting underway now with Harrison Ford and come of the cast spotted in the UK near Pinewood Studios. Reports suggest the iconic Bamburgh Castle could make an appearance; you might recognise the historic site from the early Harry Potter films, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Downton Abbey’s 2015 Christmas special.
And Indiana Jones 5 may or may not be the final installment in the series. Kathleen Kennedy announced the film as the "next and final installment" at the Disney Investors Day 2020 in December.
Indiana Jones 5 cast
For a while, Harrison Ford was the only name attached to Indiana Jones 5. That changed in April 2021, as it was announced (opens in new tab) that Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) was joining the cast.
Waller-Bridge has a packed docket of projects following the success of her series, including a Amazon Prime Video series based on Mr. and Mrs. Smith, where Donald Glover co-stars alongside her.
Later that month, Deadline (opens in new tab) revealed got two more names added to the crew for Indy 5: Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) and Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron). Then, in May 2021, the outlet reported (opens in new tab) that Boyd Holbrook (Logan) and Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther) joined up, both in roles that are currently unknown.
Most recently, Deadline (opens in new tab) reported that Antonio Banderas is also along for the Indiana Jones 5 ride.
- Harrison Ford as Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr.
- Phoebe Waller-Bridge in TBA role
- Mads Mikkelsen in TBA role
- Thomas Kretschmann in TBA role
- Boyd Holbrook in TBA role
- Shaunette Renée Wilson in TBA role
- Toby Jones in TBA role
- Antonio Banderas in TBA role
Indiana Jones 5 potential villains
There are now two potential baddies in the Indiana Jones 5 cast. Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Kretschmann. Both are playing undisclosed roles, but each has a history of being the bad guy. Banderas is also a possible candidate.
Maybe Indiana Jones 5 will one or (both) against type? We'd be more interested in a version where Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the bad gal.
Indiana Jones 5 crew
And expect Indiana Jones 5 to sound right too. The legendary John Williams is back to score Indy. We learned about Williams' return in 2016, when Steven Spielberg confirmed at the red carpet for the American Film Institute event honoring the composer with a lifetime achievement award.
Indiana Jones 5 trailer speculation
If you see a site pretending to have an Indiana Jones 5 trailer, it's likely just a booby-trapped forgery. We're a bit far off from an Indy 5 trailer, as casting is still being announced.
We'd guess that Indiana Jones 5's trailer would be coming in winter 2021/22 at the earliest, as it's still in production.
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