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