Does the Indiana Jones franchise belong in a museum? There are four Indy movies and exactly half of them are pretty underwhelming. But the other two? Some of the best American adventure movies ever made, full stop. (We’re not even going to clarify which movies are which here. You know the answer.) So Indiana Jones 5 could tip the scales either way, with 78-year-old Harrison Ford dusting off the hat for another go at saving ancient artifacts, dodging snakes and punching Nazis. Will it be good? Time will tell, but they’ve got one thing right. Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been cast as Ford’s co-star.
Waller-Bridge is the writer and actor behind Fleabag, one of the best and most interesting TV comedies of the decade. The show deliberately only ran two seasons, but contained some of the sharpest dialog you could hope to hear. In fact, Daniel Craig was so impressed he recruited Waller-Bridge to tighten up the script of the next James Bond movie. And now Bond isn’t the only iconic franchise Waller-Bridge is going to be involved with. The movie will be directed by James Mangold (Logan) and will get John Williams back in the saddle to handle the score, just like he has for all of these movies.
That’s about all we know at this point, but expect more casting news in the near future since filming is supposed to kick off this summer. Waller-Bridge also just wrapped her work on Killing Eve and is just about to start work on a Mr. and Mrs. Smith Amazon Prime series with Donald Glover.