Phoebe Waller-Bridge Joins ‘Indiana Jones’ and Talks About Upcoming ‘Tomb Raider’ Project
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, known for her Emmy-winning role in the hit show “Fleabag,” is set to make her debut in the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, titled “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” Despite Harrison Ford’s decision to retire the iconic character, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character, Helena Shaw, who happens to be the goddaughter of the renowned archaeologist, is prepared to take on the adventure. take on the adventure.
Despite rumors of a Disney+ Indiana Jones series and the enduring nature of popular franchises, Waller-Bridge expressed surprise when asked about her involvement in the Indiana Jones film. During the Disney premiere, she confessed, “It’s the first I’ve ever heard of it!”
After the massive success of “Fleabag” on Amazon Prime Video, fans have eagerly awaited Waller-Bridge’s next project. Amazon wasted no time in signing her to a deal following the show’s Emmy wins. In March 2022, a new series was greenlit, and it was scheduled to start filming later that year. Additionally, Waller-Bridge renewed her overall deal with Amazon, with plans to develop a series adaptation of Claudia Lux’s novel, “Sign Here.”
So, what’s next for Waller-Bridge at Amazon? When asked about her future projects, she revealed, “It’s all very much on hold at the moment due to the Writers Strike, so we’re all taking a break. But if the strike gets sorted out, I’ll be working on Tomb Raider.”
In January, Amazon Studios announced that Waller-Bridge would be writing a TV series as part of a potential Tomb Raider universe, which would span across television, film, and games. She would not only be involved in the TV series but also in the potential movie adaptation.
During the premiere of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” Waller-Bridge described it as a “beautiful closing chapter” for the franchise. Joining the Indiana Jones series was an unexpected opportunity for her, and she shared, “It’s not something I ever imagined I’d be a part of, so every single day felt like a dream.”
While Waller-Bridge takes on the exciting role of Helena Shaw in the Indiana Jones film, fans can also look forward to her involvement in the Tomb Raider universe. Although the Writers Strike has temporarily put a pause on her projects, once the strike is resolved, Waller-Bridge will continue working on bringing the iconic video game character to life in a new TV series and potential movie.
With Waller-Bridge’s talent and creativity, fans can anticipate captivating performances and fresh perspectives in both the Indiana Jones franchise and the Tomb Raider universe.