George Lucas Talks Indiana Jones 5

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I haven’t seen the last “Indiana Jones” movie yet; I’m sorry, if I wanted to watch an old man swing around and punch Russians, I’ll just go visit my grandfather at the retirement home. Having said that, a whole lot of people seemed to dig Mister Jones’ return to the big screen, if that $700 million box office take for the film is any indication. So I’m going to assume some of you out there are hoping for an “Indiana Jones 5″. For the three of you that fits in that category, here is news that George Lucas is seriously considering a fifth movie in the franchise.

The Bearded One says this to the TimesOnline on the very real possibility of an “Indiana Jones 5″:

“We were hoping for box-office figures like that, which is, ultimately, with inflation, what the others have done, within 10%,” Lucas explains. “So, we squeaked up there. Really, though, it was a challenge getting the story together and getting everybody to agree on it. Indiana Jones only becomes complicated when you have another two people saying ‘I want it this way’ and ‘I want it that way’, whereas, when I first did Jones, I just said, ‘We’ll do it this way’ — and that was much easier. But now I have to accommodate everybody, because they are all big, successful guys, too, so it’s a little hard on a practical level.

“If I can come up with another idea that they like, we’ll do another. Really, with the last one, Steven wasn’t that enthusiastic. I was trying to persuade him. But now Steve is more amenable to doing another one. Yet we still have the issues about the direction we’d like to take. I’m in the future; Steven’s in the past. He’s trying to drag it back to the way they were, I’m trying to push it to a whole different place. So, still we have a sort of tension. This recent one came out of that. It’s kind of a hybrid of our own two ideas, so we’ll see where we are able to take the next one.”

I like the idea that Lucas believes he’s living in the future, whereas Spielberg is still mired in the past. Don’t know if he’s just talking about their approach to the last Indy movies, or their approaches to movies in general.

Anyways, if they plan on Indy 5, they better get it into production quick. Harrison Ford ain’t getting any younger, buckaroos.

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  • Dustin

    I think Lucas is talking about the fact he pushed for the sci-fi twist…Which was great but apparently pissed off the type of people who pound away on the internet and think Indy 4 should have just been a copy of the other films.

  • Dustin

    I think Lucas is talking about the fact he pushed for the sci-fi twist…Which was great but apparently pissed off the type of people who pound away on the internet and think Indy 4 should have just been a copy of the other films.

  • Dustin

    I think Lucas is talking about the fact he pushed for the sci-fi twist…Which was great but apparently pissed off the type of people who pound away on the internet and think Indy 4 should have just been a copy of the other films.

  • John

    Good great I love The Indiana Jones Movies and I loved the fourth and he got married so why not make a sequel.

  • John

    Good great I love The Indiana Jones Movies and I loved the fourth and he got married so why not make a sequel.

  • John

    Good great I love The Indiana Jones Movies and I loved the fourth and he got married so why not make a sequel.

  • joergn

    The last Indy-movie was crap, like “Sci-Fi-Channel-crap”. I´m not suprised, it had George Lucas written all over it. Weak script, lousy dialogues, bad timing, laaame jokes, total desinterest in characters and a lot of ridiculous, stupid, CGI-heavy actionscenes. If that´s the “future” of filmmaking, I stick with the past!

    • Kye

      Lucas has amazing scripts. some better than others but simply amazing. unless you have experiance with writing these you shut your mouth. you have no ideia how much time it takes to write a good story. and as far as the si-fi approach if you dont like it then quit watching movies and or television because thats the way the world is turning. technology is advancing moving towards a flying car future.

    • Kye

      Lucas has amazing scripts. some better than others but simply amazing. unless you have experiance with writing these you shut your mouth. you have no ideia how much time it takes to write a good story. and as far as the si-fi approach if you dont like it then quit watching movies and or television because thats the way the world is turning. technology is advancing moving towards a flying car future.

  • joergn

    The last Indy-movie was crap, like “Sci-Fi-Channel-crap”. I´m not suprised, it had George Lucas written all over it. Weak script, lousy dialogues, bad timing, laaame jokes, total desinterest in characters and a lot of ridiculous, stupid, CGI-heavy actionscenes. If that´s the “future” of filmmaking, I stick with the past!

  • joergn

    The last Indy-movie was crap, like “Sci-Fi-Channel-crap”. I´m not suprised, it had George Lucas written all over it. Weak script, lousy dialogues, bad timing, laaame jokes, total desinterest in characters and a lot of ridiculous, stupid, CGI-heavy actionscenes. If that´s the “future” of filmmaking, I stick with the past!

    • Kye

      Lucas has amazing scripts. some better than others but simply amazing. unless you have experiance with writing these you shut your mouth. you have no ideia how much time it takes to write a good story. and as far as the si-fi approach if you dont like it then quit watching movies and or television because thats the way the world is turning. technology is advancing moving towards a flying car future.

  • chris

    i think they sould make anothe one i actuly herd on youtube they might have a 5 and a 6 but some people keep saying that george lucas said that there going the have mutt willums as the lead roll and have indaian jones be a gest lator like shaun conery in the last crusaid i think thatas just not cool the movie will really suck then

    • Kye

      i agree i dont want to watch shio labo. i dont go to movies or watch television to see some whimp running arround crying. thats not how heroes are viewed. and indy is verry much a heroe. its great that they are passing the torch, but give it to somone who can act, and not cry.

    • Kye

      i agree i dont want to watch shio labo. i dont go to movies or watch television to see some whimp running arround crying. thats not how heroes are viewed. and indy is verry much a heroe. its great that they are passing the torch, but give it to somone who can act, and not cry.