Deadline reports that Mikkelsen will be appearing in the upcoming Indiana Jones sequel. This will be the third franchise under the Disney banner that Mikkelsen stars in, following Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Though specific details on Mikkelsen’s character have not yet been revealed, it is likely that he will play the major villain of the film. Previously, he starred as a villain in the James Bond franchise and was the titular character in the NBC television series Hannibal.
His next project is playing Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, replacing Johnny Depp.
He most recently starred in the 2020 Danish film Another Round, which has been nominated for multiple awards, including two Oscars.
Spielberg will still be on board to produce alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel.
David Koepp, who wrote the much-criticized Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, was in charge of the script. However, Koepp moved on, and Jonathan Kasdan took over.
A recent press release for Indiana Jones 5 failed to mention which writer was working on the script being used for the film, but Mangold took to social media to set the record straight, saying he’s handling the script with Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. Mangold previously worked with the Butterworths on Ford v Ferrari.
John Williams, the composer who worked on the score of all four prior movies, also returns to compose Indiana Jones 5.