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Lucas Contemplating a Fifth Indy?

Published July 28, 2008 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount, Times Online
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Poster Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Though Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull didn't match up to some of the high expectations laid down for it, that isn't stopping George Lucas from moving forward with another installment. There is one catch however, as Lucas would first need another idea he likes; and we all know how long that can take.

Indy V Possible


Times Online caught up with George Lucas to discuss the Star Wars universe that includes a live-action TV series and the upcoming animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Close to the end of the interview the subject matter shifts gears into whether or not we can expect another Indiana Jones installment.

“We were hoping for box-office figures like that, which is, ultimately, with inflation, what the others have done, within 10%,” Lucas explains. “So, we squeaked up there. Really, though, it was a challenge getting the story together and getting everybody to agree on it. Indiana Jones only becomes complicated when you have another two people saying ‘I want it this way’ and ‘I want it that way’, whereas, when I first did Jones, I just said, ‘We’ll do it this way’ — and that was much easier. But now I have to accommodate everybody, because they are all big, successful guys, too, so it’s a little hard on a practical level.



“If I can come up with another idea that they like, we’ll do another. Really, with the last one, Steven wasn’t that enthusiastic. I was trying to persuade him. But now Steve is more amenable to doing another one. Yet we still have the issues about the direction we’d like to take. I’m in the future; Steven’s in the past. He’s trying to drag it back to the way they were, I’m trying to push it to a whole different place. So, still we have a sort of tension. This recent one came out of that. It’s kind of a hybrid of our own two ideas, so we’ll see where we are able to take the next one.”

While I let Indy IV slide with the whole aliens debacle, let's try to leave the little green men out next time. Check out the entire report with Lucas here.

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