The Indiana Jones 5 movie is bringing expectations among fans of the franchise, and now we just learned that Mads Mikkelsen will be the villain in the movie. We also know this installment will be Harrison Ford’s retirement from the character. This departure left many fans stunned, although, with the actor 84 years, it is understandable that he wants to retire and rest.
Although we don’t know much about the film, Disney is slowly revealing more details about this new production. After this movie, Indy hands over the baton to one of the characters in this new film. We also knew about the participation of Antonio Banderas as a rival of the archaeologist. And it was presumed until now that he would be the villain.
However, in recent publications, more details about the film were revealed. Among these elements, we have part of the plot and the real villain of Indiana Jones 5 to be played by Mads Mikkelsen. This character will be a Nazi scientist fighting against Indiana Jones for a relic that can change the world.
Mads Mikkelsen To Play The Villain In Indiana Jones 5
Empire showed new images of the movie. Not only was Harrison Ford seen wearing the hat and whip, but also actor Mads Mikkelsen was seen as the new villain in Indiana Jones 5. In these publications, Empire revealed that he will be the movie’s villain with the character Voller, a Nazi scientist.
The production will like to end the story the way it began, with Indiana Jones fighting the Nazis. Empire published details about the character Voller and noted that he is based on a Nazi scientist who worked at NASA named Wernher von Braun.
According to Mads Mikkelsen’s statements, this scientist will seek to repair past events. The actor commented about his character, “He’s a man who would like to correct some of the past mistakes”.
These publications correct the rumors that Antonio Banderas was the movie’s villain. Since it became known that the Spanish actor would act in the film, rumors that he would be Indy’s antagonist rose. This now leaves in doubt what kind of participation Banderas will have in this production.
What We Know About the Movie so Far
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So far, we know that the film’s plot will take place in 1969. In this, Indiana Jones will discover the existence of a powerful relic and will look for a way to get it to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. However, he will not be the only one looking for it since Voller and the Nazis will be after it.
Harrison Ford’s departure and Disney’s announcement that they will continue this saga leads one to believe that there will be a witness delivery in this film. Rumors say that Indy will hand it over to the character played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. However, many still hope Ford will change his mind at the last minute.
As for the cast, we have a top-notch team led by Harrison Ford. We will also have Antonio Banderas, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen as the villain, Thomas Kretschmann, and John Rhys-Davies.
James Mangold will be directing this movie, who replaced Steven Spielberg at the last minute. Spielberg directed the Ferrari and Logan films, which for many credits him with giving Indy a sendoff.
Problems with the Screening Tests
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As for the place of release of the film so far will be both in theaters and on the Disney + platform. However, it could change and be seen only on the streaming platform. This is due to rumors that Disney has problems with the film’s ending. And that it could be out of theaters if it does not have good reviews.
The main problem is getting Indy out in the most dignified way. Some rumors suggested that the protagonist died at the end, which did not please any of the fans. Including Mads Mikkelsen as the villain in Indiana Jones 5 may infer that this detail has been solved and they have a clear idea. For the time being, the movie will be released on June 30, 2023.
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