When Indiana Jones Met Antonio Banderas

Two legendary actors meet up on the Indy V set, but only one is especially starstruck to encounter the other’s alter ego…

Plenty of time has passed since we learned that Antonio Banderas would find some time in the upcoming fifth film installment of Indiana Jones. However, that doesn’t mean that Banderas didn’t find some surprises on the Indiana Jones V set.

Thank goodness because this is the latest tweet on the official Indiana Jones account, dated May 26:

But now that we’re inching ever closer to next year’s premiere, we don’t necessarily have to wait for the official account for news from the production.


“First day I got to makeup early, somebody knocks on the door, I look back, and he says, ‘Hey’ and he was Indiana Jones with his [*whip], the hat, the whole thing,” Banderas told

“It was like, ‘Whoa, this is weird.’ I saw Indiana Jones when I moved to Madrid early ’80s,” Banderas told ET’s Mona Khalifeh. “I remember even the name of the cinema, and I thought, ‘Oh my god, this is the future of movies, adventure movies,’ and it was for many years. For 40 years.

“Now, everything is changing. The paradigm of cinema is changing.”

Hopefully, the paradigm doesn’t change too much for Indiana Jones fans. The movie hits theaters, finally, on June 30, 2023.

*Ed. Note: I gotta believe he meant “whip” not “wig.”

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A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern University, John Bishop, became the beat reporter for before the Boston Bruins 2006-07 NHL hockey season. While with the Black & Gold, “^BISH” traveled North America and Europe to cover the team's every move via laptop, blog, and smartphone. The co-author of two books, "Bygone Boston" and "Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins," John also covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the Bs 2011 Stanley Cup championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea, and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke, in central Massachusetts.

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