Spielberg threatening to make an Indiana Jones V?

(H/T: @baseballcrank) Dear sweet merciful Jeebus no.

Shia Says Spielberg Has “Cracked” Indy 5


In the UK to promote Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, LaBeouf talked to the BBC and revealed that he had spoken recently with Spielberg about another Indiana Jones movie: “Steven just said he cracked a story on it before I left. I think they’re gearing that up.”

Now, I admit freely that both my wife and I enjoyed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull… well enough. We had low expectations – “Do not do to this franchise what Lucas did to Star Wars” (i.e., murder it and prop up the corpse on the front porch) – and Lucas managed to exceed them, more or less.  There were aliens.  Commies were punched.  They brought back Marion.  LaBeouf’s character didn’t even offend me.  I did not declare kanly against Lucas.  Everything was… acceptable.

So that’s where it should end.  Before Lucas drags down Spielberg with him.

Moe Lane


  • I agree, its time for Indiana Jones to call it a wrap. But the end of Crystal Skull was clearly a set up for a whole new set of movies starring Shia LaBouf as Indy Jr.

    Producers spending 10s of millions dont want to risk it on a new idea, they want a sure thing.

  • BigGator5 says:

    I also like Shia LaBouf. He’s proven himself as an action star and come a long way since Even Stevens. I would like to see an Indy film that hands him the title role.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I was very worried about him in the spot, but I think that he did a credible job with what he was given. I’d like to believe that at some point before shooting started he stopped to think, I am in an Indiana Jones movie. This, specifically, was one of my childhood dreams. I must take this seriously.

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