Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Uncharted) is joining Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5 in an undisclosed role, according to Deadline. Production on the film is currently underway with plot details on the next installment being kept under wraps.
Indiana Jones 5 will once again be led by Ford as he reprises one of his most iconic roles as the titular explorer. Joining him as the female lead is Emmy and Golden Globe winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The final installment will also feature the introduction of other franchise newcomers Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, and Shaunette Renée Wilson, who have been cast in undisclosed roles.
The long-awaited film is being directed by Oscar nominee James Mangold (Logan) from a new screenplay he is co-writing with Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, who collaborated on Ford v Ferrari. Mangold took over the director’s chair last year after Steven Spielberg exited his directorial duties for the film. Despite his exit, he will still remain part of the film’s production as a producer.
Indiana Jones 5 will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, original franchise director Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel, with John Williams returning to score the film, continuing a musical journey that began 40 years ago with Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The untitled project is currently scheduled to be released on July 29, 2022.