Harrison Ford May Be Injured, But Another Star Is Filming Their Mystery Role On Indiana Jones 5 Set

Harrison Ford stands in a clearing in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Though Indiana Jones 5 is a relatively young production, as director James Mangold’s film has only been filming for a little while now, Harrison Ford’s recent on-set injury already has him sitting on the sidelines. That doesn’t mean the gears have ground to a halt though, as another star is filming their mysterious role in the fourth sequel to the Indiana Jones saga. We can say one thing for certain: from the looks of things, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is playing someone rather groovy in this new Indy saga.

A new report from Digital Spy has seen a set photo from Indiana Jones 5 fall into the site’s possession. Candidly showing Waller-Bridge walking on a sidewalk, she’s decked out in a red velvet jacket, blue and white striped pants, and a beret/sunglasses combo to complete the look. This costuming not only looks amazing, but it also confirms some hints that James Mangold has dropped in the past are very much valid.

Previously, the Ford v. Ferrari director had vaguely mentioned how much he loves The Velvet Underground, and how his latest project was set in ‘60s New York City. Sure enough, this first look of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character includes what looks like an obscured, old school taxi cab that’s era appropriate. While this means Indiana Jones 5’s globe-trotting does indeed seem to have a date with New York, why and for how long, has yet to be determined.

With the possibility of an old school Indiana Jones chase sequence on the streets of New York City in the air, the imagination is ready to run wild with the possibilities. Not to mention the city is undoubtedly a lot closer to Professor Jones’ home base of Marshall College, which is snugly stationed in Bedford, Connecticut. All of these data points suggest that Indiana Jones 5’s big first act kick off will see Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mystery character meet up with Indiana in the big city, and adventure will follow them wherever they go from that point.

Indiana Jones 5 is still in that interesting phase of any top secret Lucasfilm project, where the unknowns outweigh the cold hard facts. Boasting a cast that also includes frequent villains Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Kretschmann, and rumored to see the space race and the Nazis playing a part in the central quest, this 1960’s background seems to be tying together a lot of loose ends. Now if only we knew who Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character is in relationship to Professor Henry Jones, Jr.

Indiana Jones 5 is currently in production, with a July 29th, 2022 release date marked on the calendar. Roughly somewhere between now and then we’re definitely going to get an update. So now’s as good a time as any to practice your patience skills, and to check out the 2021 release schedule, in the name of more immediate entertainment.

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