AVClub says actress and producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge joined the cast of the upcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie. This is yet another acting coup for the actress and producer who was, just this February, cast alongside Donald Glover (Atlanta, Community) in Amazon’s remake of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Waller-Bridge began as a stand-up comedian. In 2016, she created and starred in the dramedy Fleabag for BBC. Besides playing roles both on TV (Broadchurch) and in (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Waller-Bridge also created a hit TV series Killing Eve.
As for the fifth Indiana Jones movie, there’s been speculation about it for over a decade. In February 2020, Harrison Ford revealed that filming would begin in two months. Then came the news director Steven Spielberg won’t be returning. And then came the coronavirus, bringing the entire entertainment industry to a screeching halt. In May 2020, producer Frank Marshall confirmed the project was still in the works with James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Logan) as the new director. However, as much as it was fun seeing Ford playing an older version of Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he is too old to play an action hero anymore. And unlike with, say, James Bond, it’s hard to imagine another actor taking over the role of Indiana Jones.