Another addition to the cast of James Mangold’s Indiana Jones 5 has been announced, as Deadline reports that Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (Pain & Glory, Philadelphia) has landed an undisclosed part in the sequel. Banderas is likely best known for his action films such as The Mask of Zorro, The Legend of Zorro, Assassins, The 13th Warrior, Desperado, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Spy Kids, and supporting role in The Expendables 3.
Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Mangold co-wrote the script.
The rest of the cast consists of British actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Fleabag), Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts 3, Casino Royale, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Another Round), German actor Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Valkyrie, Blade II). Boyd Holbrook (The Predator, Narcos, Logan), Shaunette Renée Wilson (The Resident), and Toby Jones (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Captain America: The First Avenger).
Production is back in full swing as set photos have confirmed previous plot rumors about the Space Race/Operation Paperclip being a key element of the sequel as revealed by The Illuminerdi, supported before as a sequence set during WWII with a Nazi train were the first set pics that hit online.
Banderas is also involved with another treasure hunter project, as he’ll appear alongside Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in Sony’s Uncharted film based on the popular Naughty Dog video game franchise. We’re still waiting for the studio to drop a trailer for that action pic.
This is expected to be the final outing for Ford as Indiana Jones, as previously stated by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and they’ve also dismissed the idea the film will be a reboot as they have reaffirmed it’s a continuation. Despite Harrison Ford’s shoulder injury it looks like Disney will still release Indiana Jones 5 on July 29, 2022, that will go head-to-head with Dwayne Johnson’s DC Comics film Black Adam.