The last time we saw Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones on the big screen, he was chasing down crystal skulls, fending off KGB agents, and learning that Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt was his son. Of course, it’s no secret that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was polarizing among fans of the franchise when it came out in 2008, but that didn’t spell the end of our favorite fedora-wearing, whip-wielding archaeologist going on cinematic adventures. Indiana Jones 5 was officially announced in 2016, and now it is one of the most anticipated 2023 movies.
This time around, Logan’s James Mangold has inherited directing duties from Steven Spielberg, who’s still involved with the film as a “hands on” producer. With the movie hitting theaters today, we have some concrete details about who plays who in the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny cast. Let’s go over who’s on board, starting with the man who’s been the face of this franchise since the beginning.
Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones)
Other than Han Solo, Indiana Jones is Harrison Ford’s most famous character, having not only played him in the four movies, but also briefly reprising him for an episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles TV series, which starred Sean Patrick Flanery in the title role. While there may come a day when the Indiana Jones film series is rebooted with a new actor, this marks another recent time Ford has reprised a familiar role, having appeared as Han in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and briefly in The Rise of Skywalker) and Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049. He more recently earned raves for his work in television, namely as the lead of Paramount+’s 1923 cast and playing a psychiatrist in the Shrinking cast for Apple TV+.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Helena Shaw)
As Indy’s goddaughter, Helena – as it was revealed during the Dial of Destiny cast’s D23 appearance in 2022 – we have Phoebe Waller-Bridge in her first collaboration with Ford, but not with one of his iconic characters, having played the droid L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Most are likely more familiar with the Emmy winner as the lead of Fleabag, as the creator of Killing Eve, or as the co-writer of Daniel Craig's 007 swan song, No Time to Die.
Mads Mikkelsen (Jürgen Voller)
Mads Mikkelsen adds to his already hefty list of roles in iconic franchises by starring in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny as Jürgen Voller, who’s been recruited into the United States’ moon-landing program. The ex-Nazi character – who first meets Indy in a World War II-set opener – is also the latest of many villains the Danish actor has played, including Le Chiffre in the first of Daniel Craig’s James Bond movies, Kaecilius in Doctor Strange’s great Marvel movies debut, the title role of NBC’s Hannibal, and when he took over the role of Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. However, his contribution to the Star Wars movies as Galen Erso in Rogue One was not antagonistic, despite being the Death Star’s designer.
Thomas Kretschmann (Colonel Weber)
Like Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann – who appears as Colonel Weber, a Nazi aiding Voller, during that World War II sequence – has some experience causing trouble in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He appeared as HYDRA leader Wolfgang von Strucker in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and you may also remember him from projects like The Pianist, 24, Valkyrie, and Greyhound. So it would be easy enough to imagine him playing an antagonist in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
Boyd Holbrook (Klaber)
In his second collaboration with director James Mangold after playing Donald Pierce in 2017’s Logan, Boyd Holbrook is playing Klaber, Voller’s right-hand man who has been described as a “crazed lapdog,” in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Holbrook’s other film credits include The Skeleton Twins, Gone Girl, The Predator, and We Can Be Heroes, while in the TV realm, he starred in Netflix’s Narcos, in The Sandman cast as The Corinthian, and is starring in FX’s Justified: City Primeval cast for his next villainous role.
Shaunette Renée Wilson (Mason)
Playing a government agent named Mason in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is just the latest terrific accomplishment for actor Shaunette Renée Wilson. While she hasn’t been professionally acting as long as the people already mentioned on this list, she’s nonetheless collected some impressive credits in this shorter span of time. Along with playing one of the Dora Milaje in Black Panther, Wilson was a main cast member on the NBC series The Resident for its first four seasons, and also recurred on Showtime’s Billions.
Toby Jones (Basil Shaw)
How about that? Someone who shares the title character’s last name is also in the Indiana Jones 5 cast as an ally named Basil Shaw, who is also Helena’s father. Toby Jones has starred in all sorts of movies and TV shows over the years – from Captain America: The First Avenger and Infinite to Wayward Pines and Sherlock. The Emmy nominee had a busy year in 2022, which included being a part of Amazon Prime’s The English cast and Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light, and he already got off to an interesting start in 2023 by starring in the Tetris cast for Apple TV+.
Antonio Banderas (Renaldo)
Renaldo, a friend of Indy’s who shows up briefly when he is enlisted for his diving expertise, is played by Antonio Banderas, who is no stranger to movies involving action and adventure, whether it’s from his time voicing Puss in Boots in the Shrek franchise, playing Greg Cortez in the Spy Kids movies, or the title role of two Zorro movies. More recently, he gave an Oscar-nominated performance in Pain and Glory in 2019 and played the main villain in 2021’s The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and in Uncharted the following year.
Olivier Richters (Hauke)
Olivier Richters’ role as Voller’s henchperson, Hauke, is the latest in a long line of physically imposing characters Indiana Jones would come at odds with. The Dutch bodybuilder could previously be seen in Black Widow as an inmate whom David Harbour’s Alexei beats at arm wrestling and in The King’s Man as a machine shack guard whom Ralph Fiennes fails to stop with throwing knives.
Ethann Isidore (Teddy)
As Helena’s sidekick, Teddy, we have Ethann Isidore, according to The Guardian’s review of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Similar to Ke Huy Quan’s role as Indy’s sidekick Short Round in Temple of Doom, the blockbuster marks the young French actor’s feature film debut, but not his first acting experience, however. In his home country, Isidore previously appeared in shorts like Les Passengers and TV shows like the dramedy Sam and the Netflix exclusive fantasy series, Mortel.
John Rhys-Davies (Sallah)
Perhaps the most exciting known addition to the cast outside of Harrison Ford coming back to play the title role is John Rhys-Davies as Indy’s trusted comrade, Sallah, whom he portrayed in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The Welsh actor – who is also known from the Lord of the Rings movies as Gimli – was confirmed to be returning to the franchise in footage shown at 2022’s D23 expo. Some of his more recent credits include lending his voice to Netflix’s animated fantasy series, Wizards, joining the DCEU as the Brine King in Aquaman, and – speaking of DC – voicing Bruce Wayne’s psychiatrist in the hit, Winston Duke-led podcast, Batman Unburied.
If this is truthfully the last big screen adventure for Hollywood’s favorite thrill-seeking archaeologist, what a great ensemble he has to join him, at least. Head to the theater to see if there are any surprise appearances in the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny cast now!
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