Indiana Jones 5 adds Mads Mikkelsen to its impressive cast

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Indiana Jones 5 just added another name to its cast list, Hannibal and Death Stranding star Mads Mikkelsen. 

The news comes from Deadline, just a few days after it was revealed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has landed a lead role in the movie, joining Harrison Ford. 

There's no news yet on the role Mikkelsen will play or what adventurer Jones might face during the new film, but a release date has been set for July 29, 2022. 

Directing the impressive lineup will be James Mangold – he previously helmed Marvel's Logan and The Wolverine – as he takes over from Steven Spielberg. It's a first for the movie series, but Spielberg will still be on set as a hands-on producer.

In December, Frank Marshall, a producer on the movie, teased the movie while talking with GamesRadar+. "Raiders was really a special movie for me," he said. "It was my first sole producing credit, my first [Oscar] nomination. I met my wife – I probably should have started with that. You know, it was my first movie with Steven and George [Lucas, who wrote Radiers]. It was really, really a milestone for me.

"But those relationships, we’ve kept over the years. Harrison’s still one of my best friends. I can’t wait to work with him again. We’re going to overcome [the COVID] challenge, and we’re going to be back next year sometime, and there’ll be another Indiana Jones."

While we wait for Indian Jones 5 to arrive in theaters, check out our list of the other upcoming movies to get excited about in 2021 and beyond.

Stephanie is a comic book historian and pop culture critic for publications including SYFYFANGRRLS, Marvel, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, Den of Geek, and Rotten Tomatoes. Stephanie is also a comic creator with three ongoing webcomics, Parenthood Activate!, But What If Though?, and Living Heroes. She made her Marvel debut with a short story featuring Monica Rambeau in Marvel’s Voices: Legacy. She recently made her DC Comics debut in Wonder Woman Black and Gold #2 and is co-writing the Nubia and the Amazons miniseries.