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Indiana Jones 5 Lands Phoebe Waller-Bridge

The adventurer's fifth outing is due in theaters July 29, 2022.


Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been tapped to co-star alongside Harrison Ford in the upcoming fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, according to a release. Indiana Jones 5, which doesn't yet have an official title, will hit theaters July 29, 2022.

"I'm thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers," said the film's director, James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan). "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."

This is a bit of encouraging news for the movie, which recently lost its writer in June 2020 after director Steven Spielberg reduced his role to instead be a producer May 2020. All that's known about this new entry is it will not be a reboot or reimagining--this upcoming film will function as a direct sequel to 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. And despite Spielberg's more limited role, the release indicates that John Williams will be returning to score the film, "continuing a musical legacy which began 40 years ago with Raiders of the Lost Ark," so it should at least sound like Indy.

As with the rest of the story, it's as of this writing unknown what role Waller-Bridge will play. In addition to Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel will serve as producers on the film.

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