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Indiana Jones 5: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Will Play Indy's Goddaughter Helena

The long-awaited sequel will hit theaters sometime during summer 2023.


Phoebe Waller-Bridge will portray Indy's goddaughter Helena in Indiana Jones 5. Waller-Bridge, incoming franchise director James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan), and other principals shared that and lots of other details about the long-awaited sequel in a new Empire article.

"She's a mystery and a wonder," Waller-Bridge told Empire. Mangold shared a little bit more--and the rest of all that's known so far-- about the role, describing her as "slippery, charming, the girl next door, a grifter." Harrison Ford, who will be returning to play Jones, adds that Helena is "a pioneer in ethical accounting."

The only other substantive detail shared about the character is that for Mangold, a key reference point in imagining Helena was Barbara Stanwyck's role in 1941 screwball comedy The Lady Eve.

Empire also recently revealed the first look of Ford back as Indiana Jones last week. Sprinkled within those photos were also our first hints about the actual plot of the film as well as a Harrison Ford first: getting digitally de-aged. Ford will appear as his age from the first Indy film in the new movie's opening film's opening, which will be set in a castle in 1944 and pits Indy against a group of Nazis, but then the movie fast-forwards to 1969. You can read more in Empire's full Indiana Jones 5 cover story, which will hit newsstands on November 24.

Indiana Jones 5, which still doesn't have a proper title, is slated for summer 2023. In addition to Waller-Bridge, Mads Milkenssen and Antonio Banderas will be joining Ford, 80, in his final time donning the hat and whip.

As part of D23 in September, Ford promised audiences that saw a clip of the film--which hasn't yet been published online--that the full film will "kick your ass."

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