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Mads Mikkelsen Looking Forward To Creating His Character For Indiana Jones 5

May 6, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Mads Mikkelsen is joining the world of Indiana Jones for the forthcoming fifth film, and shared his excitement in joining the franchise in a new interview. The Hannibal and Doctor Strange alum is set to co-star in the upcoming film alongside Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and talked with Collider about his appreciation for the franchise and being able to create his character for the movie. You can check out highlights below:

On joining the franchise: “I’m very, very excited about it … I rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark the other day, it is so well-done and so charming, and it’s such great storytelling. So yes it’s a great honor to be part of that franchise that I grew up with … I’m in a lucky position where they let me read the script before. And yes, it was everything I wished it to be, so that was just great.”

On having creative input into his role: “I do think I’m invited in to create a character, I think that everybody wants that. That’s why they pick certain actors that they think can come up with certain things, and it will be a collaboration as it always is. Interesting enough, again a little like Riders of Justice, there is kind of a genre mix in Indiana Jones always. There is something that is a little larger-than-life, almost back to the 30s with a Peter Lorre kind of feel, and then you have Indiana Jones who kind of is a straight man. But he does produce a lot of funny and interesting things, but there are different character genres in some of those films.”