Harrison Ford Says the Story for Indiana Jones 5 is Ready
We've all read Shia LaBeouf's quotes, we know he's all set for the fifth installment of one of my most beloved trilogies of all time - wait, there was a fourth Indy film? Hm. Must've missed that - oh, that's right, it was terrible and made me loathe everyone involved. Right. Well, we were all updated that the fifth installment, tentatively titled just Indiana Jones 5, was in the research phase a few months back, but according to People, Indy himself, Harrison Ford, is ready to don the fedora and crack his whip again - depending on the script, of course. Although apparently Lucas and Spielberg have already figured out what the story is.
"The story for the new Indiana Jones is in the process of taking form," Ford told France's Le Figaro. "Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and myself are agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern, and George is actively at work. If the script is good, I'll be very happy to put the costume on again." So there you go.
I love the Indiana Jones films. In fact, I judge people based on which film is their favorite (I'm a Last Crusade type of guy), but the putrid taste that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull left in my mouth has my gag reflex still a bit dodgy. I don't really want to see Mutt return at Indy's side in some kind of bastardization of the brilliance that was the father-son story in The Last Crusade. But, it's happening. The momentum is too great to be stopped. It's not that I don't think Ford can pull off the classic Indy swagger at the age of 67, and I'm not saying that there isn't a possibility that Indy 5 could be a great action adventure film - it's just that the risk is too great. I've lost faith. Hopefully this story is an improvement. Is there any hope?