Mads Mikkelsen Very Excited About Indy V Script
Mads is mad about the new Indiana Jones screenplay…
A few weeks ago, we posted about Mads Mikkelsen. His chiseled face has been everywhere recently, joining the cast of Indiana Jones 5.
Today, Collider’s Adam Chitwood reported that Mads Mikkelsen has seen the script to the flick. Mikkelsen is pretty excited about his upcoming adventure with Dr. Henry Jones Jr.
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.”
That is great news for Indiana Jones fans, who have waited patiently — more patiently than the Grail Knight in The Last Crusade — for the next adventure of the rogue archeologist.
However, the most concerning thing about the delays since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull remains the numerous scriptwriters who seem to filter into and out of the Indy/Lucasfilm fold.
This is especially troubling because script and story problems predicated the uneven (to put it mildly) reaction to Indy IV. And that’s way before we get into the whole Shia LeBeouf thing – Mutt remains controversial 13 years later!
That stated, Mikkelsen invoked some pretty impressive actors and films as he discussed his upcoming entry into yet another major franchise (after the MCU, Star Wars, James Bond, and soon Harry Potter).
Speaking of one of the great character actors of all time, Mads said, “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.”
The legendary Lorre, by the way, is the catalytic character in Casablanca; he delivers the MacGuffin to the very Indiana Jones-like Rick Blaine (as played by Humphrey Bogart).
And, in invoking the Casablanca connection and Raiders of the Lost Ark, expectations for the fifth installment of Indiana Jones grow higher.
For that heightened hope, we thank Mr. Mikkelsen. Hopefully, Indy is once again off to find “fortune and glory” at the box office.
Feature Image: Mads Mikkelsen Official on Twitter (@theofficialmads).