‘Indiana Jones 5’ Adds Antonio Banderas And ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Writers As Production Resumes

A few weeks removed from Harrison Ford getting banged up on the Indiana Jones 5 set, production has finally resumed. And things are starting back up with a big new addition to the cast, and it’s someone with more than his share of adventure movie experience: Antonio Banderas.

Deadline reports Antonio Banderas has joined Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones 5 cast. His role? Unknown, but he joined Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, and Toby Jones.

The film is expected to be Ford’s final outing as Indy, which makes sense given his age and the long wait between sequels. Speaking of which, one of the major hold-ups has been the screenplay, which has undergone numerous changes. Director James Mangold is bringing in some familiar help on the screenplay now, with Ford v Ferrari writers Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth coming aboard.

Banderas was most recently seen in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard in a pompous villain role. I can see him doing the same here, too, or perhaps one of Indy’s many colleagues.

Indiana Jones 5 opens July 29th 2022.

Travis Hopson
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.