Mads Mikkelsen has hinted that the highly anticipated Indiana Jones sequel will recapture the feel of the original Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The 56-year-old Casino Royale star, whose character has not yet been announced, said the fifth film feels like a return to the franchise’s early roots.
Danish actor Mikkelsen told The Hollywood Reporter: “(Raiders of the Lost Ark) was one of my favorite films and it just gave off that golden age of 1940’s serials and it’s in the fifth film too.
“They go back a lot to the first and second films and get that original feel, the original Indy, something dense and epic.”
Disney has delayed the fifth installment, which sees the return of Harrison Ford as the adventurous archaeologist, with the film set to hit theaters in June 2023.
Mikkelsen said he was impressed by the 79-year-old Ford’s physicality after injuring himself during rehearsals.
Mikkelsen said: “It was the first time I met him and he’s an insanely powerful person.
“Not just as an actor, but physically.
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“I remember the first day we were shooting, it was a night shoot, then we would stop at 5am and then he would get on his mountain bike and cycle 50km.
“Harrison is a monster of a man, a very nice monster.”
The film’s director, James Mangold, who also directed The Greatest Showman, Le Mans ’66 and Logan, succeeds Steven Spielberg, who remains executive producer.
“It felt like a Spielberg film, although obviously it’s James making it with the same vision,” Mikkelsen added.
The as yet untitled fifth installment in the adventure series paralyzed parts of Glasgow city center last July, transforming buildings and businesses into late 1960s Manhattan and mimicking a parade for the returning Apollo 11 astronauts.
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