Indiana Jones and the Disinterested Filmmakers


Still nursing your wounds over Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Then you may be pleased to learn that the rumored (or, if you prefer, threatened) fifth Indy film is probably dead in the water. Speaking to Collider‘s Adam Chitwood, longtime producer of the film series Frank Marshall doesn’t sound too optimistic that the man with the hat will return to the big screen for another adventure:

I say, for me, [Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea, there’s no MacGuffin.”

He goes on to indicate in the article that George Lucas doesn’t really seem to have much desire to get a fifth installment in gear. This coupled with Ford’s advancing age and the news from earlier in the year that Lucas would be retreating from his company to make what he calls “experimental movies” doesn’t make Indy’s future prospects seem too bright.

Admittedly this isn’t exactly breaking news as I’m not sure anyone actually expected another Indiana Jones film to happen, but it seemed worth mentioning anyway. Also, while Marshall is clearly not on board for another film, that doesn’t mean that Lucas, Spielberg and Ford won’t surprise us all by suddenly bringing the project out of development hell. Sigh. Anyway, what’s the feeling out there amongst you all? Indifference? Sadness? Joy? Too consumed by Olympics fever to think about anything else? Let me know.