There have been few official details about “Indiana Jones 5” since it was first announced, but recently fans have been getting more information about the long-awaited sequel. Just the other day, the public saw Harrison Ford’s Indy for the first time in the fifth and last part of the beloved action adventure series. And if that wasn’t exciting enough, now tidbits concerning the plot have also been revealed. Among the juicy nuggets there are details about the dubious character of Mads Mikkelsen and much more.
Last year, there were rumors that Indiana Jones 5 would deal with space, or rather the space race of the 1960s, and would see an experienced adventurer fight former Nazis working for NASA. Well, now all this has been confirmed by co-writer Jez Butterworth. The scribe, whose works include films such as “The Edge of the Future” and “Ford vs. Ferrari,” teased that the always skeptical Jones would not be too kind to the seemingly reformed adherents of Adolf Hitler.:
The simple fact is that the moon landing program was led by a group of former Nazis. How “former” are they — that’s the question. And it hurts Indie’s nose…
The antagonist who is sure to create the most problems for the hero in the fedora is the recently discovered Foller, played by the incomparable Mads Mikkelsen. Interestingly, the former Nazi reportedly draws inspiration from the real-life figure of Werner von Braun. After he was chosen, Mikkelsen talked about what an honor it was for him to join the famous film franchise, but avoided the details. But as part of an interview with Empire Magazine with the cast and crew of the film, he was ready to shed light on his character and his motives:
He is a man who would like to correct some mistakes of the past. There is something that could make the world a much better place to live. He would like to get his hands on it. Indiana Jones wants him, too. And so, we have a story.
The hero is only as good as his villain, and in films about the indie industry, some of the most memorable villains in the history of cinema have appeared. Rene Belloc played by Paul Freeman and Arnold Ernst Toth played by Ronald Lacey are just some of the characters who meet these requirements. Considering how skillfully Mads Mikkelsen plays evil people, he should have no problem following in the footsteps of his predecessors. You can take a look at Foller Mikkelsen in the picture below:
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Of course, what kind of villain is without his main enforcer? In the movie “Indiana Jones 5” Foller will use the services of Clubber Boyd Holbrook. Holbrook, who previously promoted the film, also spoke with Empire. The actor didn’t say too much, although he said, “I’m Mads’ lapdog, and I’m crazy at the same time.” Take a look at Holbrooks’ henchman:
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Voller, Kluber and their associates, no doubt, will give a lot of headaches to Henry Jones Jr., who will already be struggling with the new reality brought by the 60s. While the US space race against Russia is in full swing, society pays great attention to space explorers. And at the same time, “the model of what a hero is has completely changed.”
But, in the end, Jones proved that nothing can break him, and the same can be said about the lead actor Harrison Ford. The actor injured himself during filming, but eventually lasted until the end of filming. And even Mads Mikkelsen praised Ford for being an “insanely strong man” when it comes to keeping fit. On that note, I can’t wait for their two characters to come together in a fight during this cool-sounding story.
The still-untitled “Indiana Jones 5” is due to open on June 30 as part of the 2023 film schedule.