Indiana Jones 5 casts Phoebe Waller-Bridge as its female Guide. Since Disney gained Lucasfilm back in 2012, there has been an influx of new Star Wars content, but matters have been slow-moving with the studio’s other popular franchise. Indiana Jones 5 was officially declared in 2016 and was at one stage meant to premiere in 2019. But, because of quite a few behind-the-scenes problems, the job’s yet to come into fruition, being passed between several authors over the past handful of years. Finally, James Mangold took over as Indiana Jones 5 director, replacing Steven Spielberg.
After undergoing a plethora of ups-and-downs, Indiana Jones 5 appears to have steadied and is about the right track. Mangold is working on the script, and the picture has a 2022 release date locked down, so production should be starting shortly. Since the movie gears up to start main photography, Indiana Jones 5 has its first new key casting addition.
Disney and Lucasfilm announced Phoebe Waller-Bridge was cast as Indiana Jones 5’s female lead, co-starring along with Harrison Ford. Details regarding her character have been kept under wraps for the time being. The studio also affirmed John Williams will return to write the film’s score.
Waller-Bridge has a background with Lucasfilm, playing droid L3-37 at Solo: A Star Wars Story, but she’s better known for her work on the critically acclaimed series Fleabag, which brought her several awards. With Fleabag, Waller-Bridge created a name for herself as a creative and one-of-a-kind voice, so her involvement with Indiana Jones 5 is an intriguing advancement. The show is well known for its fun, adventurous tone which harkens back to the classic serials, therefore Waller-Bridge’s sense of comedy should be a fantastic fit. She could even have input in the story, seeing that she helped fine-tune the No Time to Die screenplay. Obviously, with Mangold in the helm, there are a chance Indiana Jones 5 tries to mix up its strategy, meaning it’ll be interesting to find out what he’s in store for Waller-Bridge. This might be the first of a couple of Indiana Jones 5 casting additions, since the movie still needs to round out its supporting outfit. As for who Waller-Bridge could be playing with, if she is the female lead, a plausible chance is she’s a younger archeologist awakened with Indy on his most recent quest.
Waller-Bridge and Williams coming aboard signify steps in the ideal direction for Indiana Jones 5, indicating the movie’s woes are supporting it. After encountering many setbacks, Lucasfilm should feel assured in the project if they’re coming out with those statements. Indiana Jones 5 is looking to start main photography in the midst of the continuing pandemic, which introduces its own set of possible problems. Hopefully, everything goes smoothly in that regard, and Indiana Jones 5 does not have any more flaws.