Last September, Harrison Ford Alluded to some talks between himself, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas to see if the three of them had enough in the tank to rape my childhood one more time- err, make a fifth Indiana Jones movie.
But that was just talk... an aging actor with one role so beloved that the mere mention that he might be coming back in it is enough to keep him relevant. Of course he is going to talk about it. What else is he going to talk about??? That god awful peace of shit he was just in with Brendan Frasier???
But during a recent interview with the BBC (no doubt promoting the afore mentioned piece of shit), Ford yet aging made mention of the rumors that the famed brown fedora will rest on that graying head of his once again.
"Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas] and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we're seeing what comes of it."
"The process works like this," he said. "We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it.
"Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form.
"Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it's ready and we do it."
So Dr. Jones... You're saying there's a chance...
Making a fifth Indiana Jones movie would seem like a no brainer to anyone. The critically panned Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made a whopping $750 million worldwide. If a fifth Indy flick was not set in stone by the time those numbers started rolling in, then at the very least a serious conversation has taken place... Cause Indy still makes money.
And it is not like Harrison Ford was the issue with the latest movie in the franchise, despite his age. He looked credible in the role (which is more than I can say for his younger co-star...).
But that being said, if they are serious about making this movie, they have better get to it quick.
Let's face it... Harrison Ford isn't getting any younger and despite Steven Spielberg's crush on this big footed freak, Shia LaBeouf is not a big enough star yet to carry a legacy franchise as big as the Indiana Jones franchise.
Personally, I am not opposed to the idea of making yet another Indiana Jones movie. Sure, I have gone on record to say that the last Indiana Jones movie was a steaming pile of horse shit and that George Lucas should be ashamed of himself for seeming to go out of his way to ruin those things I hold dear. But like a kidnapped teen suffering Stockholm syndrome, I eventually got used to being raped. I must have... I paid to see Revenge of the Sith after having been thoroughly disappointed by both the unwatchable Phantom Menace and almost as unwatchable Attack of the Clones.and while I know that in this new movie, it will have Dr. Jones bumping into Willie while going on some father-son fishing trip in the Pacific with his newly discovered greaser son which will send the two of them on a mad capped search for the lost city of Atlantis before the red Chinese do, allowing LaBeuof to lead an army of mer-men against commies in scuba suits. It will be a hot mess of bad CGI and syrupy Lucas brand kid friendly moments destined to make me hate the film to my very core. But deep down I will just be happy that Indiana Jones is on the screen again and that I get to share it with my kids (who enjoyed Kingdom of the Crystal Skull so much it prompted them to rewatch the original three, which they now love).