A week after Phoebe Waller-Bridge was announced as joining the cast, and John Williams returning to the composers seat, Deadline reveal that Mads Mikkelsen has become the second actor from A Star Wars Story film to join the 4th sequel.
Following the news that Phoebe Waller-Bridge had landed the female lead in the next Indiana Jones movie, Lucasfilm has found Harrison Ford’s next co-star in Mads Mikkelsen, who is set to join the next installment. James Mangold is taking over directing reins from Steven Spielberg, who still is serving as a producer and is very much involved in various elements of the film. Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel will join Spielberg as producers. John Williams, who has worked on every score in the 40-year-old franchise including its iconic theme, also will return as composer.
The hope is to start production this summer, with Mangold meeting with other talent for other roles in preparation for production. Plot details are still vague on what new adventure awaits Jones, as are details behind who Mikkelsen will play. The film is set to bow on July 29, 2022.
No news on what role Mikkelsen will be playing in the film, but Belloq could have had kids just like Indy did, couldn’t he?