Phoebe Waller-Bridge Indiana Jones 5

‘Indiana Jones 5’: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Plays Indy’s Goddaughter, Who Is A “Mystery And A Wonder”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is on a roll, and her hot streak isn’t about to end anytime soon. Following an impressive outing on Fleabag, Killing Eve, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, the actor is gearing up for her next big adventure: Indiana Jones 5.

The final entry of the franchise will put her in role of Helena, the granddaughter of Henry Jones Jr. aka Indy. In an interview with Empire, Waller-Bridge teased that her on-screen character is “a mystery and wonder”, but keeps everything else under wraps. There are glimpses of her personality from others involved in the project — director James Mangold, for instance, described her as “slippery, charming, the girl next door, a grifter.” Harrison Ford, who will reprise his role as Indy for the last time, meanwhile shared that Helen is “a pioneer in ethical accounting.”

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That’s…a whole lot of adjectives, which makes it difficult to place just exactly how she will be as a character. For Mangold himself, Barbara Stanwyck’s role in 1941 screwball comedy The Lady Eve served as the framework for Helena’s characterisation, with Waller-Bridge commenting, “I was like, ‘Oh yeah, sure, I’ll just do my Barbara Stanwyck. IT’S AN IMPOSSIBLE FEAT.” Emphasis on the last part, as seen.

Indiana Jones 5 is releasing on theatres on 30 June 2023, and will star a de-aged Ford, who is now 80 years old. He is joined by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, who plays main antagonist Voller, a character partly modelled after real-life Nazi-turned-NASA-engineer Wernher von Braun. Much of the story hasn’t been revealed yet, but producer Frank Marshall thinks fans are going to love it. A newly-revealed set of images has also given a first look at the characters.