No, we’re not kidding. As Phoebe Waller-Bridge made her Indiana Jones debut during the D23 convention alongside Harrison Ford for the mythical fifth installment of Indiana Jones, Ford was emotional on stage. He tearfully thanked his co-star for being “fantastic” and one of the many reasons he’s proud of the film. “Indiana Jones movies are about mystery and adventure, but they’re also about heart, and I’m really, really happy that we have a really human story to tell, as well as a movie that will kick your ass.” This post will be updated as soon as a trailer is made public.
Directed by James Mangold, the film also sees the return of composer John Williams, who gave Raiders of the Lost Ark its iconic, suspenseful score. “I’m thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers,” said Mangold during the initial announcement. “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.”
Everyone’s adding a dash of Phoebe Waller-Bridge to their franchises. The Fleabag visionary starred alongside Harrison Ford’s younger self in Solo: A Star Wars Story, then joined the writing team on No Time to Die, the eternally delayed James Bond update. Indiana Jones 5 was initially scheduled for July 2021, but was pushed back due to script issues. In 2017, screenwriter David Koepp confirmed Shia LaBeouf, who played Jones’s son in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, would not be in the film. So, does Indy uncover his long-lost daughter in this one? Revisit that thought in a year, when Indiana Jones 5 comes out on June 30, 2023.
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