Actor Thomas Kretschmann has joined the cast of Indiana Jones 5, The Wrap reports.
The German actor is perhaps best known for his roles as Baron von Strucker in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain Englehorn in Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and vampire lord Damaskinos in Blade II. He also briefly appeared as German Captain Wilm Hosenfeld in the World War II drama The Pianist.
Kretschmann joins Harrison Ford, Mads Mikkelsen, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge for the Indiana Jones sequel. Kretschmann’s role is currently unknown, as are the roles of his castmates — Ford’s obvious role as Indiana aside.
Kretschmann has also appeared Westworld season 3, Hitman: Agent 47, 2013’s Dracula, and 2017’s Let the Right One In TV series.
Legendary composer John Williams, who scored all previous Indiana Jones films, is returning to score the sequel Original Indiana Jones director Steven Spielberg was originally set to direct, but bowed out and moved to a producer role after disagreements on the script.
Instead, Logan director Frank Marshall is taking over the helm on directorial duties. Indiana Jones 5 is scheduled to release on July 29, 2022.
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