Grey-haired force-boffin George Lucas (DVDs) has finally placed the big seal of confirmation on the upcoming Indiana Jones IV.
After years of speculation and numerous false promises – notably Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis or whatever it was supposed to be called – the bearded one announced the news while at the U.K premiere of a little film known as Revenge Of The Sith (you may have heard a bit of hype kicking around here and there).
In a move that will surely unsettle geeks of the bipolar variety, Lucas broke the news while standing in front of the packed auditorium and simultaneously shooting down any hopes of a further Star Wars (DVDs) continuation. "It starts when he is 9 years old and ends when he is dead," he said of the often-tedious Anakin Skywalker fable. "There is no more story."
Cue cinema audience boos.
At which point Georgie swung back the crowd by justifying himself: "I’m working on the next Indiana Jones."
Cue cinema audience cheers.
They are were all very happy to hear that Harrison Ford (DVDs) would once again be slipping on his infamous hat and cracking his legendary whip. They were overjoyed to hear that Indy would be taking off on an all-new globe-trotting, Nazi-busting adventure. They almost wet themselves at the prospect of a classic trilogy adding a forth new friend to its number. They seemed to have all forgotten one thing, however.
It’ll probably be crap.
Can’t have everything, can you?
[story by C J Davies]