In an interview with Collider, cinematographer Phedon Papamichael briefly discussed his commitment to James Mangold for the fifth Indiana Jones.
Call us pessimists, but these days we don’t have much confidence to see it seriously Indiana Jones 5 on the big screen in the July 2022. Slowdowns from Coronavirus, Disney’s open strategy on streaming, a project that has been going on since time immemorial, Harrison Ford increasingly older: a context in which cancellation would not surprise us, so when we read a few lines of the director of photography Phedon Papamichael on the film, we activated the radars.
Papamichael, nominated for an Oscar for Nebraska by Alexander Payne, in a recent interview with Collider, talking about his future engagements with James Mangold, along with Payne one of his elected directors, said the following:
Our next project is Indiana Jones 5, Mangold is doing it. I’m excited. I hope to bring people back to the cinema and to make movies for the big screen for a while longer. I hope these events don’t forever change our culture of viewing cinema.
Phedon Papamichael will therefore be the third director of photography in the Indiana Jones saga, if all goes well: the original trilogy was edited by Douglas Slocombe, an English legend of the sector, while for Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull Steven Spielberg brought with him his now inseparable Janusz Kaminski. Predictable another author like Mangold is about to tackle such an engagement with one of his longtime collaborators: Phedon Papamichael and James Mangold met on the set of Identity in 2003 and since then the cinematographer has only skipped Wolverine and Logan’s Mangoldian dates. Their latest project together was Le Mans ’66 – The Great Challenge.