Mads Mikkelsen Joins ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Cast, And He Has To Be A Villain, Right?

I’ll be honest with you…Indiana Jones 5? Eh. I could take it or leave it at this point. Harrison Ford doesn’t seem super interested, there’s no Steven Spielberg, even though James Mangold is a fine director to take over. So what’s there really to look forward to other than a passing of the torch? Well, for one thing the co-stars are top notch with Phoebe Waller-Bridge recently signed to co-star, and now the addition of Mads Mikkelsen in what we must presume is a villain role?

Deadline reports Mikkelsen, who is earning accolades right now for his role in Another Round, has joined the Indiana Jones 5 cast. While details on his character are under wraps, we have to expect that he’s a bad guy, right? I mean, just look at his past blockbuster credits.

Mikkelsen is one of the best dramatic actors around, but he’s also been highly sought-after for some of our biggest cinematic franchises. He’s starred as a villain Casino Royale, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and will replace Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3. Mikkelsen also had a key role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and played Hannibal Lecter in the hit NBC series.

Indiana Jones 5 opens July 29th 2022. We’ll see if it can stick to that date after a myriad of delays.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.