We have seen Mads Mikkelsen in many iconic roles in big franchise movies such as Star Wars and James Bond. We now know he will be joining another popular movie franchise as he stars in an unknown role in Indiana Jones 5. After looking over the script, Mikkelsen talked to Collider and discussed his thoughts on the upcoming film.
Mikkelsen says, ““I’m very, very excited about it… I rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark the other day, it is so well-done and so charming, and it’s such great storytelling. So yes it’s a great honor to be part of that franchise that I grew up with… I’m in a lucky position where they let me read the script before. And yes, it was everything I wished it to be, so that was just great.”
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When asked about his character, Mikkelsen went on to say, “I do think I’m invited in to create a character, I think that everybody wants that. That’s why they pick certain actors that they think can come up with certain things, and it will be a collaboration as it always is. Interesting enough, again a little like Riders of Justice, there is kind of a genre mix in Indiana Jones always. There is something that is a little larger-than-life, almost back to the 30s with a Peter Lorre kind of feel, and then you have Indiana Jones who kind of is a straight man. But he does produce a lot of funny and interesting things, but there are different character genres in some of those films.”
The film is set to start production in August of 2021 with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron) to join the cast as well. Indiana Jones 5 will hit theaters on July 29th, 2022.