Indiana Jones 4 debuts, George Lucas talks about a 5th

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 20, 2008 | 11 Comments

Indiana Jones Cannes premiereIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull debuted at the Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday and received a three-and-a-half minute-long standing ovation. The movie – which opens this Thursday – had been plagued by Internet rumors suggesting that it didn’t live up to expectations. Legendary film critic Roger Ebert summed up his opinion of the film by saying, “If you like the other Indiana Jones movies, you will like this one.”

That’s good news for fans who have waited 19 years to see the franchise back on the big screen, but based on what creator George Lucas recently said, fans might not have to wait as long for the next movie. “I haven’t even told Steven (Spielberg) or Harrison (Ford) this. But I have an idea to make Shia (LaBeouf) the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). I can see it working out.”

Comments & Discussion

  1. Lt. Dan • May 20, 2008 @ 11:27 AM

    Oh boy, number five would be bad news.

  2. andy • May 20, 2008 @ 6:12 PM

    That is NOT a good idea

  3. Dave • May 20, 2008 @ 7:27 PM

    Quit while you’re ahead George. Shia’s over-rated.

  4. george .H • May 21, 2008 @ 10:36 AM

    George should quit now before he royaly screws everything up for LucasFilms make different movies insted remaking movies like Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

  5. "Bart" • May 21, 2008 @ 12:22 PM

    Hey the man is very good at what he does and if you think he has gotten where he is based on those two ideas you are sadly mistaken. Lucas is a film God!!

  6. Gremikin • May 21, 2008 @ 4:07 PM

    Far from it, Mr. Bart! He simply WILL NOT LET ANYTHING DIE!!! Why does he have to keep riding old franchises? Can’t he come up with anything new?
    He seriously can’t let go of his old movies–he just stretches them out until they are shallow copies of their old selves, bland, overused cliches.
    And he wanted to put aliens in Indiana Jones. Putting aliens in every movie does not a good movie make.

  7. Maverick • May 21, 2008 @ 4:56 PM

    None of you imbeciles has even seen the movie.

    Keep Indiana Jones going forever like James Bond.

  8. Maverick • May 21, 2008 @ 4:58 PM

    Don’t evaluate how good something is until you see the movie, you morons.

  9. DarylDude • May 21, 2008 @ 8:08 PM

    Lucas should be a farmer the way he milks things for all they’re worth. LaBeouf (whatever) doesn’t have anywhere near the screen presence of Ford…I know the same was said of Sean Connery’s James Bond predecessors but Indy is different. There can be no other Indy than Harrison Ford…time to move on George! Indy 4 will make 100’s of millions…Lucas won’t be eating crackers and cat food over a sick in his retirement…just let it die gracefully!

  10. Sergio • May 22, 2008 @ 3:46 AM

    Milking a franchise can work..thought the last Rambo was killer. Definitely true to form.

  11. Bubbles • May 22, 2008 @ 4:55 PM

    this movie is such a disapointment… all huff but no puff

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