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Harrison Ford says 5th Indy Being Planned

Harrison Ford says 5th Indy Being Planned

After the critical drubbing George Lucas has received as a writer and storyteller, the news that he’s conceiving the plot for a fifth Indiana Jones movie must be met with skepticism.  Still, Harrison Ford told The Los Angeles Times that Lucas has a plan. "It’s crazy but great," Ford said. "George is in think mode right now."

While Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull may have grossed $318 million domestically and $770 million worldwide, it was also poorly reviewed noting it lacked the spark and originality that fueled the franchise earlier.

"It’s automatic, really, we did well with the last one and with that having done well and been a positive experience, it’s not surprising that some people want to do it again," the 66-year old actor told Geoff Boucher.

He spoke further about franchising the character in other media and said outright he would never consent to voicing an animated incarnation. "I’m not philosophically against doing animation roles but not for Indiana Jones," Ford noted. "I’d hate to see it reduced in any way from the movies that we have done and the way we have done them."

While the DVD will be released on October 14, it may be the last time to watch Indy for a long while.  Despite talk for years, the fourth film was a stop and start process for over a decade as they ran through numerous writers then had to wait for the stars to align to allow Lucas, Ford and Steven Spielberg to be free at the same time.

Indiana Jones and the Legend of the Greasers?

Indiana Jones and the Legend of the Greasers?

Here’s a new picture of Harrison Ford and his on-screen son Shia Labeouf from next May’s unnamed fourth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise (working title: Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods). From the looks of it, the story seems to take place in the late 50s/early 60s and gives us an old and very gray Dr. Henry Jones Jr.

From what I’ve seen of this movie, and it hasn’t been much, I am looking less and less forward to its release next May. Thanks to our friends over at Splash News for the picture.

Sidenote: Could Shia look anymore like Seth Green? Do I smell a Robot Chicken crossover??

For a truly young Indiana Jones, May will also see box sets of completely remastered versions of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series plus major documentaries about the various historical figures who appear in the series. 15 episodes, each 90 minutes, with one featuring Harrison Ford in character.

Indiana Jones Cast Announced

Indiana Jones Cast Announced

Jim Broadbent will be joining is joining Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, John Hurt, Ray Winstone and some guy named Harrison Ford in the fourth Indiana Jones movie, according to an announcement on Lucasfilm Ltd.‘s Indiana Jones website.

The movie, which is currently in production, is scheduled for release May 22, 2008. Sean Connery will not be coming out of retirement to play Indy’s father.

Broadbent won a supporting-actor Oscar for 2001’s Iris. His many other films include Iris (for which he won an Oscar), Moulin Rouge, Time Bandits, Brazil, The Crying Game, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Gangs of New York, and Hot Fuzz. He also joined Jonathan Pryce, Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Grant, and Joanna Lumley in the classic Doctor Who special, The Curse of Fatal Death.

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