Mads Mikkelsen says the script for Indiana Jones 5 is everything he wished it to be!
When Mads Mikkelsen joined the cast of Indiana Jones 5, the fanbase went nuts. To have an actor of his caliber joining Harrison Ford’s final adventure is a tantalizing prospect, and fans have been speculating about the nature of his role ever since. Will he be the big bad of the movie? Will he be an old friend of the Jones’? All will soon be revealed.
However, in a recent interview with Collider, the actor opened up about Indy 5. And even touched upon his casting. What’s more, he says the script “is everything I wished it to be!”
“I’m very, very excited about it… I rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark the other day, it is so well-done and so charming, and it’s such great storytelling. So yes it’s a great honor to be part of that franchise that I grew up with… I’m in a lucky position where they let me read the script before. And yes, it was everything I wished it to be, so that was just great.”
“I do think I’m invited in to create a character, I think that everybody wants that. That’s why they pick certain actors that they think can come up with certain things, and it will be a collaboration as it always is. Interesting enough, again a little like Riders of Justice, there is kind of a genre mix in Indiana Jones always. There is something that is a little larger-than-life, almost back to the 30s with a Peter Lorre kind of feel, and then you have Indiana Jones who kind of is a straight man. But he does produce a lot of funny and interesting things, but there are different character genres in some of those films.”
Although Steven Spielberg is handing over the directorial reins to James Mangold (Logan); the legendary director will be on hand to oversee proceedings in his new role as producer. John Williams, who has composed the score of EVERY entry in the franchise will return to add his symphonic brilliance to proceedings; and ensure Harrison Ford’s legendary archeologist goes out on a high note!
Indiana Jones continues the search for fortune and glory on July 29, 2022.
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