The Spanish Antonio Banderas will share the screen with Harrison Ford in the fifth installment of ‘Indiana Jones’, whose premiere is scheduled for July 29, 2022. The specialized magazine Deadline confirmed this Thursday the signing of Flags, which in addition to Ford He will be accompanied by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson and Thomas Kretschmann. Despite the fact that the film is already being shot in the UK, the details of the plot – and therefore the character of Banderas – remain under wraps.
‘Indiana Jones 5’ will be the first film in the adventure saga produced by The Walt Disney Company after the purchase of the Lucasfilm studio, also responsible for the Star Wars franchise. The composer John Williams will take over the soundtrack again of the new film, which this time will have James Mangold directing, as a replacement for Steven Spielberg, who will remain as producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy. Last year, Spielberg resigned from directing the new film from ‘Indiana Jones’ for the first time in the franchise’s 39-year history. Sources close to the filmmaker indicated that the decision had been made by himself with the aim of bringing a new approach to the saga and attracting a younger generation.
After three installments released in the 1980s (1981, 1984, 1989), ‘Indiana Jones’ returned in 2008 with ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, which became the highest grossing film in the series.
For his part, Banderas will combine filming while finalizing the preparations for the musical he co-directs, ‘A Chorus Line’, whose premiere is scheduled for October 8 at the Calderón Theater in Madrid. The actor was highly applauded for his way of taking charge of the awards ceremony. Goya at the beginning of the year, with a solemn and mostly virtual ceremony honoring essential workers. In 2020 he was nominated for an Oscar for best leading actor for ‘Pain and Glory’.