Casting News: 'Killing Eve's Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Star in 'Indiana Jones 5'
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Indiana Jones, starring Harrison Ford in the title role, is getting another installment. We can already hear viewers grumbling, "Another sequel? Why another sequel??" But, for those who may have some doubts, the one-and-only Phoebe Waller-Bridge has just recently signed on to star in the untitled Indiana Jones project, reports Empire Magazine online.
Waller-Bridge, who created and acted as showrunner for the first season of Killing Eve, may add a boost to the long-running franchise. And, we shouldn't forget, not everyone is a naysayer... there ARE people who are clamoring for more Indie.
And, with that said, what's it about? Oh, the synopsis is top secret and there are no details as of yet. But, we can look for the feature film on July 29 2022, giving us some time to ponder.
While the storyline is a mystery, we feel confident that we can look for action and adventure. We definitely hope to see Waller-Bridge with a leather whip of her own, but her character is yet to be announced.
Director James Mangold, who is stepping in for Steven Spielberg (now producing) has released a statement, saying, "I'm thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers. Steven (Spielberg), Harrison (Ford), Kathy (Kennedy, Lucasfilm boss), Frank (Marshall, veteran Indy producer), and John (Williams) 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."
We've never really thought of Indiana Jones as "lucky" per se, but we'll go with it. Jones typically finds himself in compromising situations, but based on the earlier films, he tends to get himself out.
The first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, premiered in 1981. The original film was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984. In 1989, Ford was joined by Sean Connery, starring in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The fourth installment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, hit screens in 2008.
And, here we are 40 years later since it all started...
Are you up for more Indiana Jones?