news culture This film from a cult franchise finally unveils a photo of its antagonist played by Mads Mikkelsen (Death Stranding)
The next issue of Empire magazine will be placed under the sign of the great return of Indiana Jones to the cinema. The Nazi antagonist, played by Mads Mikkelsen (Death Stranding), finally deigns to strike a pose.
Harrison Ford vs. Mads Mikkelsen in Indiana Jones 5
He won a 2019 Game Awards for his performance as Clifford Unger in Hideo Kojima’s game Death Stranding. After a detour to the side of the Harry Potter franchise where he succeeded Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald for Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets, actor Mads Mikkelsen will be a strong asset for the Indiana Jones 5 movie. Next June, the return of the cult license promises to be all the more eventful as it will return to themes close to those that marked its debut.
Because the plot of the film Indiana Jones 5 should be the occasion for the famous adventurer played by Harrison Ford to once again challenge the Nazis who survived the Third Reich, as was already the case in the very first part of the saga: The Raiders of the Lost Ark. Set in 1969, the narrative framework of Indiana Jones 5 will therefore face Harrison Ford and Mads Mikkelsen since the latter will have to slip into the shoes of an engineer of Nazi origin. His character, Voller, is indeed freely inspired by a certain Wernher von Braun, a former Nazi engineer recruited by NASA and who really existed…
Indiana Jones 5 will pit Indy against Nazis again, in 1969. Meet Mads Mikkelsen’s villainous Voller. “He’s a man who would like to correct some of the mistakes of the past,” he tells Empire.
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Indiana Jones 5 will again pit Indy against Nazis, in 1969. Here is Mads Mikkelsen’s villainous Voller. “He’s a man who would like to correct some of the mistakes of the past,” he tells Empire Magazine.
A very first shot of Mads Mikkelsen as Voller
With the approach of a special issue very largely devoted to the backstage of the filming of the film Indiana Jones 5the teams of the British magazine Empire are proud to share a first shot of the character of Voller played by Mads Mikkelsen. The return to the context of the Second World War, or rather to the years which followed this terrible period of History, marks a desire for nostalgia for the cult franchise which must in no case miss its return to the big screen. And, if the year 1969 was above all marked by the space race between the Americans and the Russians, it in no way prevents us from establishing an indirect link with the Hitler period. Co-screenwriter Jez Butterworth also describes the hero of the saga as a character “out of time” who will again be confronted with “his sworn enemies”.
The thing is, the moon landing program was run by a gang of ex-Nazis. The question is how ‘ex’ they are. And it goes to Indy’s nose…” – Indiana Jones 5 co-writer Jez Butterworth
Regarding the antagonist Voller, played by Mads Mikkelsen in Indiana Jones 5the actor himself presents it in the following way.
He is a man who would like to correct some of the mistakes of the past. There is something that could make the world a much better place to live. He would like to get his hands on it. Indiana Jones also wants to get their hands on it. And so, we have a story. – Mads Mikkelsen (Voller in Indiana Jones 5)
The fact that his character is, in part, inspired by the real Nazi Wernher von Braun, who later became a NASA engineerleaves in any case a good margin of maneuver to Mads Mikkelsen to compose an ambiguous role and likely to shake the convictions of Indiana Jones.
Beyond the series rumors, the Indiana Jones 5 film is expected for the month of June 2023 at the cinema.