After receiving the assignment to replace Johhny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3 , Mads Mikkelsen will now soon join another big project, namely Indiana Jones 5 from Lucasfilm. The Danish actor will join Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) in the film which will be directed by James Mangold (Logan). Both will compete acting with Harrison Ford who will also return to play the role of the iconic adventurer for the fifth time.
The Indiana Jones 5 project has actually been developed since 2016 by Steven Spielberg. However, this project continued to run into problems, especially because the script was unsatisfactory and even changed writers several times, such as David Koepp, Jonathan Kasdan and Dan Fogelman.
And finally last year, Steven Spielberg , who stepped down from the project as director but will remain as producer was replaced by James Mangold. Mangold will also join the new scenario with Jez and John-Henry Butterworth.
Famous archaeologist and adventurer, Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981 in the films Raiders of the Lost Ark and then in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.
Mikkelsen himself is perhaps best known for the popular horror series, Hannibal as the cannibal doctor Hannibal Lecter. He recently appeared in the film Chaos Walking with Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. In addition, he has also starred in the films Riders of Justice, Polar, Doctor Strange, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story .