Antonio Banderas joins five-star cast of new Indiana Jones

The Spanish actor will star alongside Harrison Ford, Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Release scheduled for July 2022.

If the film accumulates unpleasant surprises, between changes of director and accidents on the set, Indiana Jones 5 should be worth the wait. Deadline has revealed that Spanish star Antonio Banderas will join the cast of the fifth installment of the highly anticipated Indiana Jones Adventures. If his presence is confirmed, no information about his character has yet been revealed.

The actor of The legend of Zorro thus joins the cast already constituted, of course, of Harrison Ford, who takes the costume of the famous adventurer for the fifth and last time, at the age of 79 years. The two renowned actors will be accompanied by Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish actor from Casino Royale and Drunk. It is also the latter who will play Grindelwald in the next installment of Fantastic Beasts, replacing Johnny Depp. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator of the series Killing Eve and Fleabag, will also be by their side, as will Boyd Holbrook (Narcos), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther) and Thomas Kretschmann (The pianist).

If Antonio Banderas has only joined the poster now, the filming of the film has already started for several weeks. With, at the helm, not Steven Spielberg as on the four previous parts, but the director James Mangold. The latter has already directed several feature films that have met with great success, such as Walk the line which won the Oscar for Best Actress to Reese Witherspoon, but also Logan, 3:10 to Yuma or Le Mans 66. On the music side, it is John Williams, already composer of the first four parts, who is responsible for this Indiana Jones.

At the end of June, we also learned that Harrison Ford had injured his shoulder on the set, while he was rehearsing a fight scene. An accident which should not a priori have repercussions on the release of the film, scheduled for July 2022, Disney having declared in a press release that “the filming schedule would be reconfigured”. While waiting to see which role Antonio Banderas landed, his fans can see him in Hitman & Bodyguard 2, still in cinemas, and soon to discover it in another opus of the Puss in Boots.


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