Marvel’s Thomas Kretschmann Joins Indy V
The MCU’s Baron Wolfgang von Strucker joins the ensemble of the latest Indiana Jones film…
“Fortune and glory” or “I hate these guys…”
Firstly, only time will tell what Thomas Kretschmann’s role in the untitled fifth Indiana Jones sequel will be. However, the man who played HYDRA’s number one thug (“Technically, I’m a thug for S.H.I.E.L.D.“) has returned to Disney Studios.
Secondly — and of course — it wouldn’t be shocking to see Mr. Kretschmann play a role very similar to his Marvel alter ego; although there are already a couple of other actors who could easily fill the villain role.
Recently, we posted:
And just a few days previous to Mikkelsen, MickeyBlog.com posted:
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Joins Cast of Upcoming Indiana Jones Film
Thomas Kretschmann Joins Indiana Jones
But today is for Mr. Kretschmann.
In an exclusive, The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez explained:
German actor Thomas Kretschmann, best known to audiences for playing Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” has joined the cast of “Indiana Jones 5” in an undisclosed role, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
Harrison Ford is set to return to the role of the legendary swashbuckling archaeologist in “Indiana Jones’” fifth installment. Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge also recently joined the cast.
Legendary composer John Williams is also set to return, continuing a musical legacy that began 40 years ago with “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
For many, the switch to Soviet villains (and inter-dimensional beings, a.k.a. aliens) dropped the ball in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. But it seems like this cast is very much poised to return to a Western or Central European (Cold War-era?) theme.
Could Mikkelsen, Kretschmann, and co. be connected like a HYDRA-like group? We’ll see.
An aside: I do NOT have any problem with the theme, villains of Crystal Skull. It felt no less believable than any of the other Indy films, and was better than Temple of Doom IMHO.
But I digress.
A Kasdan Joins The Production
Finally, and according to The Wrap, the other interesting note about INDY V is that the son of Raiders of the Lost Ark scribe Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Kasdan — who collaborated with his father on Solo: A Star Wars Story — is doing re-writes on the new movie.
Nothing more embarrassing than when your dad and @RealRonHoward stop work to have a lightsaber duel over which one of them gets to take home the Death Star model #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/obhwbWM8Np
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) May 5, 2020
So, tell us: Are you excited about the upcoming Indiana Jones film? Let us know in the comments below!
Feature image: Marvel Studios.