There’s a rumour that English actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge will replace Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.
According to the Daily Mail, industry insiders are claiming that the 36-year-old actress will be taking over as the iconic fedora-wearing adventurer after Ford wraps up the role in the upcoming and (currently) untitled Indiana Jones 5.
Kathleen Kennedy – the producer behind the Disney Star Wars films and the Indiana Jones franchise – is believed to be behind the change.
The Daily Mail is reporting that the insiders shared Kennedy’s eagerness “to make ‘big, bold’ changes” for the franchise.
“It would be a huge statement, and a great role for Phoebe,” an insider said.
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“The gossip on the set is that this [Waller-Bridge’s] character will slot into the leading role,” another source told the publication.
As of now, representatives for both Kennedy, Waller-Bridge, and Disney have not commented on the information.
Indiana Jones 5 is being filmed on location in Glasgow, Scotland.
It will serve as a sequel to the 2008 film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
While the plot has been kept under wraps, photographs have captured scenes of Waller-Bridge and her stunt double filming on a roof in the city centre. It’s believed that the actress is playing the assistant of Jones.
The film’s release date was pushed back because of the pandemic and a shoulder injury Ford sustained while filming.
The latter incident required the film to be pushed back by three months.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is best known for her role as Fleabag in the Emmy-winning comedy of the same name. The actress also wrote and produced the show, along with the multi-award-winning drama thriller, Killing Eve. She also served as a writer on the upcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge could REPLACE Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones | Daily Mail Online
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Indiana Jones 5 is set to be released on July 28, 2022.