Indy V: More Clues For Film’s Setting?
Will Indy participate in the space race?
Okay, paraphrasing Dr. Jones, “Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith…” After all: Flamma fumo est proxima.
Recently, TheIlluminerdi.com dropped some pretty exciting plot points regarding Indiana Jones, some of which might just be spoilerific.
So, if you want to be completely unspoiled (and particularly if The Illuminerdi is correct), move along.
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Dr. Jones Joins The Space Age?
Anyway, TheIlluminerdi.com is putting the next Indiana Jones in the 1960s, with a backdrop of the “space race” between the United States and the Soviet Union.
With the Temple of Doom (1935), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1936), The Last Crusade (1938), and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (1957) covering the middle part of the 20th Century, it might make sense that Indy might move straight into the space age in his next movie.
And, while Dr. Jones had an infamous close encounter in Indy IV, those particular interdimensional beings predate cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and astronaut Alan Shepard’s respective rides into space (1961). Of course, the space race was fueled by German scientists recruited by the United States via Operation Paperclip.
According to our sources, Mads Mikkelsen will be playing the villain in this new installment of Indiana Jones. His character is described to us as a Nazi scientist enlisted into NASA by the United States government to work on the space agency’s moon landing initiative.
Shaunette Renee Wilson will be playing Mads Mikkelsen’s villain’s CIA handler responsible for “babysitting” the Nazi scientist turned NASA recruit. There will also be a female villain, “An evil and brutal killer,” who will work with Mads Mikkelsen’s character. According to our sources, Scarlett Johansson actually passed on this role previously.
They added, “The next Indiana Jones adventure would logically be set during the 1960s space race. NASA’s Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, so it wouldn’t be a shock for the film to be set later in the 1960s… and in classic Indiana Jones fashion, it looks like our hat wearing, whip wielding archeologist will have another chance to punch some Nazis, with Mikkelsen’s villain being a former scientist for Hitler’s Reich.”
One wonders if this might present an opportunity to show Indiana Jones as a younger man at the end of World War II (perhaps utilizing another actor).
At least one story spoke about the possibility of Dr. Jones traveling to space, but we’re sticking with what we think was the original source; there’s no mention of the archeologist becoming an astronaut.
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