Indiana Jones 5 is almost around the corner and will offer a return to the swashbuckling archeologist’s adventures as he heads into his twilight years. There has been more and more news coming out about the plot for the film including what time period it will take place in, and how certain new characters to the franchise will work into the story. One of those folks is Phoebe Waller-Bridge and how she plays into the next Indiana Jones story. Giant Freakin Robot has another exclusive from our trusted and proven source that lets on just how she and the titular character will interact and what part she has to play in the film.
It’s been long known that Indiana Jones 5 would take place in the 1960s with the increased speculation that it would involve the Space Race as part of its core narrative arc. That would put it in the right timeline following Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and make a lot of sense for how the franchise has woven in larger geopolitical and conspiracy elements into the stories. Our source has it that Phoebe Waller-Bridge will play a British reporter named Clara Wolfe, a former university student of Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones who stumbles onto the larger plot.
Additionally, this new Indiana Jones 5 exclusive has it that the mission at hand is Apollo 11, the one that landed Neil Armstrong on the moon to take a small step for man and a giant one for all of mankind. In the movie, Phoebe Waller-Bridge figures out that a conspiracy is at hand. One of the Apollo 11 astronauts dropped dead before the mission and someone (the government?) put an imposter/ lookalike in his place. Ultimately, she is arrested when Boyd Holbrook’s character (a police officer) sees her flashing off a picture of the deceased body being loaded into an ambulance, looking to shuttle him away.
And we have it, as part of another exclusive that Phoebe Waller-Bridge stumbling on this coverup of a dead astronaut is just the tip of the iceberg around a larger conspiracy. That’s because there is also going to be a time travel element to Indiana Jones 5. As part of the Space Race piece, it’s been out there that Mads Mikkelsen’s character is a former Nazi scientist, taken in by the United States government and NASA specifically as part of Operation Paperclip. This was meant to give the US a leg up in the race to the moon over their Russian counterparts. He’s actually trying to use the mission as a way to reverse time and have the Nazis win the war. It’s unclear right now if Phoebe Waller-Bridge also stumbles on this plot, but rest assured Indiana Jones will.
Indiana Jones 5 will be the fifth and final movie in the franchise for Harrison Ford. The acting legend just turned 79 this week and will actually have to be de-aged for the film. He did suffer an injury on the set but appears to be recovering for the final sprint of filming. It’s gearing up to be an awesome finish for an iconic character, taking down the group he’s long been at odds with. It’s cool to know that Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be on his side for this one as they stop the Nazis (hopefully) once and for all.