Lucas Still Scheming About Indy 5

By Katey Rich 2008-10-04 15:48:58discussion comments
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George Lucas seems to always have his thinking cap on, cooking up some way to annoy his former fans, but right now that cap has apparently turned into a fedora. Harrison Ford, speaking with The Los Angeles Times, confirmed what Lucas himself has been telling the press since May-- a fifth Indiana Jones is most certainly in the stew.

"George is in think mode right now," Ford said. "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."

When pressed on specifics of who exactly was involved in dreaming up the fifth movie, Ford gave the strangest, most non-specific answer possible: "Really, it comes from the ethos, from the ether. It's natural. It's a way of nature, of course, success breed opportunities ... also we don't stay as closely in contact as have in the last year, that's part of it." Huh? Is this Ford beating around the bush that he and Spielberg don't particularly want anything to do with a fifth movie, but they can't stop Lucas from running his mouth about is every chance he gets?

Ford never gives a specific yes or no as to whether or not he'll be in the fifth movie, probably because Lucas is trying to figure out a way to get people to accept Shia LaBeouf as the new Henry Jones. Never gonna happen, of course, but that hasn't stopped Lucas from scheming in the past. Maybe this fifth Indy will be another Lucas project that takes decades and decades in development, but with this one, it'll get delayed until both Ford and LaBeouf are in wheelchairs. That'll stop this ball from rolling!
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