George Lucas: I May Well Make Indiana Jones 5 & I May Well Ruin It Further

George Lucas has come up yet with another plan to convince you to hand over your hard earned money to him.

After he made millions with Indiana Jones 1, he sat down for a while, thought about what to do next and came up with Indiana Jones 2. It worked. But what next? He sat down for a while, thought about what to do next and came up with Indiana Jones 3. Incredible.

How was he to beat that? It wasn’t easy. For twenty years he brooded, furrowing his brow and scratching his little beard, and finally his eureka moment came: Indiana Jones 4.

But, people asked, what about the fact that Indiana Jones will be far too old? Don’t worry, said George, if we make jokey references to it throughout the film no one will care. Wow, he’s good. What next? George says ‘how about Indiana Jones…5, with Shia Labeouf as the lead?’

Time to retire George.

Old man Lucas doesn’t scoff though. He told Fox News:

I haven’t even told Steven or Harrison this, but I have an idea to make Shia the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie. I can see it working out.

Before we jump to the conclusion that the corrupting culmination of his success, wealth and age is turning George prematurely senile, it is worth remembering that he is also responsible for the casting of Jar Jar Binks.

Rumours suggest Shia LaBeouf has stipulations in his contract which lock him into a sequel/spin-off if Paramount want to make one, and Shia (a distant cousin of French footballer Frank LeBeouf) told MTV he would be interested:

I don’t think a Mutt spinoff would be as big as Indiana Jones, but fingers crossed!

Mutt Williams and the Temple of Doom. Mutt Williams and the Last Crusade. Mutt Williams and Another Piss-Poor Offering from Lucas and Spielberg That Makes Us All Wish They’d Retire. He’s right – probably wouldn’t be as big as Indiana Jones.

But what about Harrison Ford – won’t he be dead by then? Not so, according to Lucas:

It’s not like Harrison is even old, I mean, he’s 65 and he did everything in this movie. The old chemistry is there, and it’s not like he’s an old man. He’s incredibly agile; he looks even better than he did 20 years ago, if you ask me.

Harrison himself has said he’d consider playing a part should the fifth installment happen, and even Steven Spielberg won’t rule it out. Ages ago he told the Chicago Sun Times:

Oh, I don’t know. Of course, I said the third Indy would be the last one. And obviously it’s not. So I can’t even comment whether the fourth will be the last one or not. I’m not looking to redesign the wheel. I just want to continue the saga.

Bless him. We bet for a moment there he thought back to the days when selling out on his principles seemed a cheap thing to do.

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  1. says

    George Lucas quoted as wanting to continue the “saga”. . . was probably misquoted. . . he obviously was talking about Saga Over 50s Adventure Holidays. Just love Harrison Ford. . . but. . .oh my god, I hope there are no romantic scenes. . .the thought of someone as old as my grandpa getting his leg over, or even kissing with his lips apart, saliva oozing out of his dentures is too much. . .

  2. Laura says

    As long as people keep going to see these films, they won’t stop making ’em. Indy IV already made a ton of money in a week. To be honest, the film was actually worth a watch. It was mindless fun. Like the others were (except for Raiders, which was a very mature movie in every aspect).

  3. John Smith says

    I really hope they make another Indy film. Oh, and whoever wrote this article is a jackass and should consider suicide.

  4. mhmm says

    mhmmmm this seems a bit harsh, i think george lucas has you by the balls and you dont really think, mutt wil not have a lead roll,” its indiana jones “, even if they do , it might start of with him , but soon wel become clear, indy is still the master, so whatever, i would like to see indiana jones 5, either it would not be indiana jones 5…………. indiana joNEs< practicly spells harrison ford! so no bitching the masters of film because you havent even made one yourself……… they know what they are doing, especialy when it brings up that amount of money! 900 million seems fine by me. Make indiana jones 5, and no mutt as the lead! wich seems most logicle in any way.

  5. nimrod says

    i agree w all of you. im all for a new indy flick regardless who it stars. just no extremes ok? i tell you my four yr old girl loves all of em so far and you know what? they might consider a cartoon series. bring out all new audiences and they can warp thru time as much as they want still using ford. put some thought into that!

  6. Jenny says

    I really like Indiana Jones even though I just started watching them. Please make another one. I know it will be great. But please put the same old carchtor in it. I like him as an actor no matter how old he is. With all seriousness, I think you should make another one. If it dosn’t sell good, then it doesn’t, you just have to get out there and try. And even if most people think it’s bad, you’re still going to have one fan. Me. Isn’t it worth it to make a movie even if just one person likes it. The first movies were made before my time, and I would be so excited if another one came out!!!! Go Indiana Jones!!!! Please take this comment seriously. Indiana Jones is like my aventure hero, and it would make my day to see another one being made.