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UPDATED! Henry Jones Jr. has a daughter? Marion Ravenwood seems to think so...

Hey folks. Quint here again. I've gotten tons of emails about this story, most saying it's just a rehash of the same old rumor that's been floating around. I know the rumor of Portman in the sequel was an old one, but I also knew the rumor of Venom being a villain in Spider-Man 3 was an old one when Kirsten Dunst let it slip, so I figured it was worth a little space on the site.

One of the emails I got, though, was from another person in the audience who claims that a vital bit of information was missing from the report we got, that Karen Allen said she got this piece of information from an audience member at a previous appearance she made, not some inside knowledge of the property. Oh well, same old story, but at least it's cool to hear Karen Allen is out there watching the movie with us... Now, if she'd only come to the Alamo and run a triple feature of RAIDERS, ANIMAL HOUSE and SCROOGED I would be a happy geek!


Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with another juicy rumor involving that forever in the works INDIANA JONES 4. As long as the film has been whispered about there have been rumors of Indy having a child. Karen Allen recently attended a screening of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK in New York (how frickin' cool is that?) and during the Q&A she was asked about the Indiana Jones sequel. Here's a little report from a spy in the audience:

Hey there, not sure if this is something you've already heard, but figured i'd send it your way anyhow. Saw Karen Allen tonight in NYC at a screening of Raiders. She did a Q&A after and was super cool. She's also still pretty hot. Someone asked about her involvement in INDY IV and she said she'd heard a lot of rumors but had not been approached directly yet. But she also said she just heard last night that Natalie Portman might be cast as INDY'S Daughter. Which lead her to speculate about a scene in Raiders when she awakens in the submarine and casually grabs her nightgown. Karen said that now she sees that scene and wonders if she and Indy had a "wild night" on the sub which might have resulted in a new member of the Jones family. Anyways hope you find this useful. If you use it please call me President George Bush.

Thinking on it, Natalie Portman looks like she could be the spawn of Karen Allen and Harrison Ford. She has Allen's locks and a bit of her face shape. This is, of course, a rumor and will continue to be one until this project actually starts to for real go forward. I, for one, would love to see Indy end up with Marion. She was always his best partner, balancing his stubbornness with her quick wit and sharp tongue. If the movie does get made I'd want to see them together again. What about you folks?

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  • July 10, 2006, 4:04 a.m. CST


    by newc0253


  • July 10, 2006, 4:06 a.m. CST

    jones has a space princess/hot stripper daughter?

    by newc0253


  • July 10, 2006, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Not news.

    by Kortan Askew

    It's well established in Indiana Jones lore that he has a daughter. Theres an appearance by his grandson "Spike" in an episode of the Young Indiana Jone Chronicles. However it's the same episode that aired in The U.S. here as part of the Mystery of the Blues movie with a harrison Ford wraparound instead so we didn't get to see it.

  • July 10, 2006, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Portman seems like a good choice...

    by Bazka Berzerker

    I don't know why, but somehow this choice "clicked" with me. I could easily see Portman as Indy's daughter. For some reason I also think that she would have good chemistry with Ford. I would have gone with an unknown, but if they want to cast a star, Portman seems like a really good choice.

  • July 10, 2006, 4:29 a.m. CST


    by ObiWanBrodie

    I just want them to just pull the fucking trigger already and do this movie. They keep waiting and everyone they need to do it (Ford, Connery, Lucas, Speilberg, etc)will be dead. But i bet if Lucas is still around, he will try for the CGI Ford, Connery...

  • July 10, 2006, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Karen Allen

    by Trancer

    was by far the hottest Indy babe. I hope she has a major role in the movie.

  • July 10, 2006, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Portman? Ok, I'm officially out.

    by Shermdawg

    Not unless Shorty comes back, that is.

  • July 10, 2006, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Why not push it further...

    by nijoty

    And you see Portman has this Dog and he can talk to her and only she can understand him and they could all go on adventures together with her dad and her Mum and his Dad and...... Why not stick to what works best?

  • July 10, 2006, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the ......

    by Shermdawg

    I got nuthin. Help me out.

  • July 10, 2006, 5:17 a.m. CST

    WHAT THE?.....

    by gonzobob

    This movie is never gonna be made, at the rate there going. Get a move on people, Mr Ford ain't getting any younger either.

  • July 10, 2006, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Busted Condom!

    by hulk_beanpoll

    Um... thats all I got. Except to say ths movie probably shouldn't get made.

  • July 10, 2006, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Girl from Leon All Growed Up

    by newc0253

    okay, maybe that wouldn't work as a title, but something along those lines.

  • July 10, 2006, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Saw this on tv...

    by GuyLombardo

    .. the same show quotes two titles: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and Indiana Jones and the ravages of Time... Both suck. They also said Capshaw and Marion might be in the next one along with Jet Li playing Short Round. No joke How fucking stupid. This movie will suck as hard as everything else done by Lucas and Speilberg

  • July 10, 2006, 6:19 a.m. CST


    by Stollentroll

    I can't help but looking forward to this one. "Munich" obviously proved that Mr. Spielberg is still capable of something, right? To Bobo_Vision: what's wrong with Portman's acting in Garden State? I don't think a lot of people would agree with you on that...

  • July 10, 2006, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Please George...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...I supported you all through the Star Wars Prequels and in spite of the fact that I put up with all the criticisms I still love those films. But the fact of the matter is that Star Wars has so much to it that there's a lot of room for you to play around in, Indiana Jones is not the same. If you don't intend on making the fucking god damn best Jones film so far then please reconsider and don't make this film. At the same time if the time spent writing this movie is anywhere indicative of the film that you're intending on making then please knock my dick off. Just saying, -Az

  • July 10, 2006, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Hope not. That's a shit idea.

    by Laserbrain

  • July 10, 2006, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Natalie in Garden State...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    was great.

  • July 10, 2006, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Superman killed this

    by sefsterJ

    ...who wants to restart a franchise a generation after it was popular now? Star Wars was the exception..

  • July 10, 2006, 6:52 a.m. CST

    They should have used Allen in all 3 movies

    by Pongo

    The other two love interests were horrible and brought down the quality and enjoyment of the movies singlehandedly.

  • July 10, 2006, 7:15 a.m. CST

    So Below.

    by Zarles

    Natalie was fine in Garden State. Shut the fuck up. But anyway, as long as we get to see Nat crackin' around a bullwhip, I'll mail Steve and George my ten bucks right now. Hot damn!

  • July 10, 2006, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Child Support Arrearages

    by Ye Not Guilty

    And I'm out!

  • July 10, 2006, 7:45 a.m. CST

    one of those old nasty rumors

    by drjones

    every minute in my life i'm expecting and anticipating indyIV rumors, but this is just ridiculous. it would've been cool, though, to have a an even longer and more complex coverage of the NY q&a. still cool, to read this little report. as a matter of fact this rumor of natalie portman is just as old as the rumor about kevin costner as indy's brother.

  • July 10, 2006, 7:47 a.m. CST

    I saw that show too

    by I Dunno

    It also said that eithr Jet Li or Jackie Chan will be Short Round and that there will be no CGI. I call bullshit.

  • July 10, 2006, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Why does everyone think Marion & Indy's baby?

    by TKO

    Didn't Jones Sr and Jones Jr share a German chick in Last Crusade? Ooh, what if it's HER daughter...and what it it turns out to be Jones Sr's daughter? Ooooh, this is Jerry Springer material!

  • July 10, 2006, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Have his daughter be a Nazi and his son...

    by brycemonkey

    (by another liason) can be a cross dresser. During the course of searching for a relic (Ford's movie respect) they learn the true meaning of 'family'. It's got everything!

  • July 10, 2006, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Raiders, then nothing.

    by CreasyBear

    Raiders belongs in the pantheon of Great Movies, but the series died with Temple of Doom. Lil' ninja sidekick? Stereotypical blonde screamer as love interest? Then Indy's DAD? This series didn't need a 2 or 3, much less a 4.

  • July 10, 2006, 8:11 a.m. CST

    right now some place someone is writing

    by drjones

    that goddamn script... as far as marion is concerned she(and karen allen) is also my favorite, which is not hard as she's the only woman in the series that really has somewhat of a personal relationship based connection with indy. contrary to that elsa and willie are just sex toys for the adult archeologist, who seems to mistaken that for love. due to the fact that there's a pretty intense history to their relationship i'd look forward to a reunion filled with complications and tensions. however i think that the box office of dead man's chest could indicate that there's a hunger for traditional, old fashioned action adventure thrill ... i found it to be rather shocking to hear lucash using the word "struggling" when he was referring to the development of indyIV on connery's afi lta show. i'm wondering what the problem with the story is the script first was set to be finished until the end of 2005. do we know for sure that koepp is still working on it? i just hope that lucas' hybris doesn't have a big part in the screenwriting process and that he's got his hands off that thing...

  • July 10, 2006, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Blandest, most uninspired casting ever.

    by jollysleeve

    And no, Natalie Portman does *not* look particularly like she could be the daughter of Indy or Marion. She resembles neither one of them. However, she has a big name and is already associated with another big movie franchise, so I guess none of it matters..... This reminds me of the time Gandalf was rumored to take over the Dumbledore role. Only in that case, it was baseless speculation from unimaginative drone-like movie-goers. This however, is probably real, since this still is George Lucas' property. If they were making this movie 7 years ago, people would be getting all excited about the possibility of Leonardo DeCaprio taking over the Indy role.

  • July 10, 2006, 8:34 a.m. CST

    The way I see it in my head is that

    by beefywhore

    Indy has 2 daughters played by Scarlet Johansen and Jessica Biel... and also, Indy's 2 daughters played by Scarlet Johansen and Jessica Biel are constantly making out with each other...

  • July 10, 2006, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Uh, wasn't that scene...

    by Moonwatcher

    in the cargo ship, instead of the submarine? Or did I miss something?

  • July 10, 2006, 8:58 a.m. CST

    there was a submarine race.

    by durhay

    Marion gave birth to Jedi twins.

  • July 10, 2006, 8:58 a.m. CST

    yep, cargo ship

    by occula

    and, i'm sorry, but i'm going to be cracking up thinking about indy and the werther's originals all day.

  • July 10, 2006, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Aw crap...

    by Ronald Raygun

    ...this means we're gonna get more of Speilberg venting his daddy issues.

  • July 10, 2006, 8:59 a.m. CST

    That's Great And All....

    by Vermifax

    but WHY can Natalie & Luc Besson begin production on "Mathilda".......? I've been jonesin' (pardon the pun) for a sequel to "Leon" for a decade and a half! Natalie would make a kick-ass cleaner!

  • July 10, 2006, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Portman is Over-rated

    by Superneal

    Portman is so over-rated. She's made 2 good movies at best. THis frnchise is finished

  • July 10, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Someone, please give me hope.

    by CreasyBear

    Is there an original movie in the works that is action/adventure, NOT based on a video game or cartoon, NOT a sequel, NOT based on a comic book or regular novel, that seems to have a chance of not sucking? I mean, I understand that a good movie is a good movie, sequel or not, and I know that all movies have inspiration of some form or another, but I'm ready for something remotely new.

  • July 10, 2006, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the College Tuition Loans

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Unless she got a free ride at wherever he teaches. Seriously, if Lucas has his way with this one, she'll probably be named Henriette Jones, III. Or maybe it's George's way of redeeming her from the shit acting fest of the SW her to Spielberg to do a real (good) blockbuster with. That being said, I think this rumor is shit and Karen Allen is just being paid by the studio to disseminate false leads on what it's going to be about. The real script is going to be Indiana Jones and the Moon Men who Kidnap Marion

  • July 10, 2006, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Mayan Paternity Test

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • July 10, 2006, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Portman can come round and clean my apartment...

    by brycemonkey

    if she's naked. Scrubbers!

  • July 10, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Just get us a script for f---'s sake

    by howstone

    ... and the idea of the writer of Episode's 1-3 having script approval makes my skin crawl. I can see it now - "Hold me, like you did by the exploding tank". If Lucas holds this up for too much longer, it's gonna be "Indiana Jones and the Curse of Depends".

  • July 10, 2006, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and My babys daddy!

    by eric haislar

    It could work!

  • July 10, 2006, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones & the DNA Sample of Doom

    by snappy

    What's Harrison gonna do? Use his Zimmer frame to escape the death traps? He's old enough to be Portman's grandfather, let alone father. And didn't we already have a female Indiana Jones-type character in that god-awful series with Tia Carrere? As much as I like Natalie Portman (though that still seems pervy after seeing her first in Leon), I can't see her as a swashbuckling adventuress. Still, she couldn't be any less convincing than Keira Twice-Nightly in Pirates of the Crapibean

  • July 10, 2006, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Biggest mistake of the series: Not keeping Marion.

    by minderbinder

    Capshaw absolutely sucked, and I couldn't even tell you who the chick in the third one was...I think she was blonde? I don't really care about a fourth movie, I'd just as soon they not make it. But if they do, Portman would be fine. She's done a good job in every movie I've seen her in except Star Wars, and hell, even Sammy Jax looked like he couldn't act in those.

  • July 10, 2006, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Indian Jones and the Baby Mama drama!

    by brycemonkey

    I agree with the posters above, the film maker and Ford have lost most of their credibility already. This doesn't sound like it will help them.

  • July 10, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST

    by Cumlauncher

    Fools. Bureaucratic fools. Screw Space! Fuck Lincoln and give the people what they want! Please before Harry Ford is in diapers and mumbling for his blanky.

  • July 10, 2006, 10:04 a.m. CST

    The spy's report is BULL and here's why...

    by Jeditemple

    "...she awakens in the submarine and casually grabs her nightgown." WRONG!!! Marion and Indy were not on a submarine, jackass. They were on Katanga's cargo ship. ANYONE who's seen Raiders would know this, so take this story with a grain of salt, because it's crap.

  • July 10, 2006, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Portman? Puh-Lease!

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I'm so glad there is an absoulte dearth of new, undiscovered acting talent these days that we have to use the same broad over and over again. OK, I did enjoy Sandra Locke in all those Clint Eastwood films in the late 70's...but she's aged a bit much. How about some FRESH TALENT, GUYS! I'll bet you could even save a couple o' bucks and use it writing a descent fucking script. Just a though...

  • July 10, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Don't make this movie.

    by victor laszlo


  • July 10, 2006, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones Returns

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Haha, this kid out of wedlock thing is becomming quite popular.

  • July 10, 2006, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Search for Alimony checks!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • July 10, 2006, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Quest for Birth Control Pills

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • July 10, 2006, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I'd like to "Port" Natalie, if ya catch my drift.

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • July 10, 2006, 10:51 a.m. CST

    That was on the ship that the sub hijacked, not the sub

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    It was the ship's engines stopping (because of the sub) and Indy loading his pistol that woke Marion up. (Unless they managed to get hold of the captain's cabin on the sub as well, in which case between Indy and Belloq, that must have been a wild trip for Marion to that little island. No wonder she looked so tired on the march up to the altar ceremony.)

  • July 10, 2006, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Failed Abortion

    by wolack22

    Indiana Jones and the dead beat dad.

  • July 10, 2006, 11 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the cop out 'having a kid' plot

    by wolack22

  • July 10, 2006, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and why dont u just call it SupermanRetur

    by wolack22

  • July 10, 2006, 11:02 a.m. CST


    by odysseus

    Portman has already contributed greatly to the lameness of the Star Wars prequels. She is far too wooden to bring on board an Indiana Jones movie. Natalie Portman is one of those inexplicably well-regarded actresses like Winona Ryder and Jennifer Connelly who, while hot-looking, have no inner life on screen. I hope this is just a rumor. Also... if Indiana Jones has a daughter, fine. But if she's played by a big star, then she'll have a big part. And do we really want to see THAT story...?

  • July 10, 2006, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the

    by blackwood

    Rapidly Disinterested Fanbase.

  • July 10, 2006, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Semen of Mis-Fortune

    by Turd Furgusen

  • July 10, 2006, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by FleshMachine

    except in Leon....she is sooooo overrated. terrible idea.

  • July 10, 2006, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Never judge acting...

    by Edman performance in a Star Wars movie. As someone else said, even Sam Jackson sucked the purple saber in that, and he's God. Snakes on a muthafuckin plane, muthafucka! Raiders of the Lost Memories

  • July 10, 2006, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Indian Jones and The Early Bird Dinner

    by Col. Klink

    Jeez, Ford's a SENIOR CITIZEN already! The boat sailed on this movie YEARS ago. He's too old, period.

  • July 10, 2006, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Spot on, Odysseus.

    by veritasses

    Portman's hot, but she's not a great actress (likewise Winona and Connelly) and we DON'T need another parent/child movie. Just keep it a simple adventure film like the original. And isn't Harrison going to be near 70 by the time this thing starts shooting? Wouldn't Portman have to be in her 40's-50's in order to be his daughter?

  • July 10, 2006, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by one9deuce

    It's over. Let it go George. The Phantom Menace seemed like it took an eternity to be released after Return of the Jedi, and it's already been longer than that since The Last Crusade. Raiders of the Lost Ark is my favorite film of all-time, and I would have liked to see another installment, but the fact that they can't come up with a good script after 17 years says a lot. Just read Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars to see how horrible this fourth film could be.

  • July 10, 2006, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Dear God, I've never asked for anything in life, but...

    by Chastain-86

    ...I ask thee today to please, PLEASE stop this movie from coming to fruition. I will devote my life to thee if you only, in your infinite wisdom, would see it in Your heart to kill this movie dead, for it threatens to sucketh greatly. In Spielberg's name we pray, Ah-men.

  • July 10, 2006, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by performingmonkey

    I don't care how it turns out, I just want to see it. I would accept just about ANY storyline they come up with. I would accept a sole Lucas writing credit - that's how desperate I want them to just SHOOT the fucker.

  • July 10, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST

    INT. German U-Boat

    by blackwater

    Indy: Hey Marion, I've got one for you. Marion: We really don't have time this... Indy: What's long, hard and full of seamen? Marion: I give up.

  • July 10, 2006, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgusen

    That's exactly what I was trying to get at! Thanks for the add in.

  • July 10, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST


    by blackwater

    Yeah, I pretty much just co-opted your joke. Semen of Mis-Fortune is a fantastic pulp fiction title.

  • July 10, 2006, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Ship vs. Sub

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    I think we can safely assume the scooper was referring to the ship and not the sub. I don't see how his casual choice of words completely negates the rumour. All the same, this is still a rumour that's been around for a few years. So either Karen just happened to read/hear about it, or it's an idea that still under consideration at some level.

  • July 10, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST

    yes cargo ship, not sub -sorry Jeditemple

    by mrandrew

    yes i was at the screening of raiders. i meant to say the cargo ship instead of the sub. simple mistake. but this story is what karen allen said.

  • July 10, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    "Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes ...

    by durhay

    on the motherf---ing plane?"

  • July 10, 2006, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and...

    by Forestal

    Natalie Portman's Small but Perky Tits...

  • July 10, 2006, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgusen

    I appreciate anyone thinking my joke was good enough to be co-opted. I would really love to see the cover art or one sheet for "Semen of Mis-Fortune".

  • July 10, 2006, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Other Karen Allen stories from the screening..

    by mrandrew

    she also told about how the scene with the white dress and belloq was originally meant to be a "seduction" scene between marion and belloq, but karen thought it would be out of charecter for marion to suddenly go from bad ass woman to simply a pretty girl trying to be damsel in distress. so speilberg told her that if she came up with a better idea for that scene (her problem was "why would i have a white dress in the desert?") should be then he'd use it. her idea was to have a reprise of the drinking scene (therefore still being a badass) and trying to get belloq drunk so she could escape. the white dress then served a "purpose" because it would allow her to hid the knife in her regular clothes. speilberg loved the idea and so that's what they filmed.

  • July 10, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I would like to see this movie get made if....

    by Turd Furgusen

    they handle it the right way. Portman is great to look at and is good in certian roles. (The Professional) She doesn't seem to have the right stuff to be Indy's daughter. Also, if this movie is going to be packed with action, Ford can't be in the center of it. Fine if he helps from the sidelines, but he can't be invloved in any fist fights. He could if it were another "Bridge" scene in a Nazi retirement home. He punches his partner for laying down the wrong card. "I said, "Hearts"!"

  • July 10, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones & The Paternity Results on the next Maury

    by TheJoker

  • July 10, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST

    A special cameo by Chris Rock

    by Mel Garga

    as the wisecracking yet jovial milkman who happens to have a passing interest in the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

  • July 10, 2006, 3:02 p.m. CST

    The funniest Indy titles by far are at this link:

    by Cletus Van Damme Ah....funny stuff!

  • July 10, 2006, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Dear lord...

    by Harysuxafat1

    first Superbastard and now Indy bastard. WTF is with all these damn characters having kids to get in the way with what we all want to see. Fuck this shit already. I've seen what lame ass children can do to a damn storyline. Let this fucker die in the womb already. Fuckin' retards

  • July 10, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Did Marion rape Indiana in his sleep?

    by My Ass Smells

    Because the way I remember it... Indy passed the fuck out.

  • July 10, 2006, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the damn kids who get off my lawn.

    by Thumper2k1

  • July 10, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the kids who won't get off my lawn

    by Thumper2k1

    2nd time's the charm.

  • July 10, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST

    First Supes, now Indy?

    by Terry_1978

    Damn, our classic heroes sure do like to sow their wild oats, don't they? Guess they wouldn't be men's men if they didn't.

  • July 10, 2006, 4:21 p.m. CST

    That was such a great TB.

    by Turd Furgusen

    I didn't get to add mine until the end. I wish I had gotten in on it sooner. Oh well. Let's just hope they reference a ceramic hip and I can die a happy may. I also love the AB King comment rips and the rips on Ringbearer9.

  • July 10, 2006, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgusen

    That's supposed to be man, not may. No, really it is.

  • July 10, 2006, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who kind of likes this idea?

    by mediocrates

    I'd love to see Marion come back. I'd love to see Short Round come back (although not being played by Jet Li). I'd love to see Natalie Portman (who was wonderful in Garden State) as Indy's daughter by Marion. So here's my idea: Indy (being as old as he is now) is retired from, er, "active" archeology, although he still teaches. Short Round is taking archeology classes with Indy, and is almost like a son to him. Everything is all dandy until Natalie comes along, claiming to be his daughter and telling Indy that Marion has been abducted by some neo-nazis or communists or somebody because she knows the location of something that her father had hidden away. I don't know, some artifact or another. So Indy takes off after Marion with Natalie and Short Round in tow. As the story goes on, a relationship forms between the three of them not entirely unlike the one that existed between Indy, Marion and her father. History repeats itself. Another thing I'd do with it is to have Indy's age factor in. Have his younger companions help out whenever needed. I don't know. It's not much, but it's a start, and I think I might work on a fan script around this. Now to come up with an artifact, a villain, and an end.

  • July 10, 2006, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Just die already!!!!!

    by alienindisguise

    There's a better chance than not this flick will NEVER be made and I'm fine with that...In the action adventure genre Spielberg and Lucas are washed up...If it does get made I expect to see alot of the shitty head replacement technique Lucas creamed all over in ep3 for any action scenes with Indy.

  • July 10, 2006, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Instead of Indy 4, just have a reimagining,

    by CreasyBear

    like a prequel, and you could cast someone like, I don't know, that young hotshot River Phoenix in the role of a young Indiana, who . . .

  • July 10, 2006, 8:10 p.m. CST

    I don't believe anything from anyone named George Bush

    by Legend67

    Despite the name, I'd have a hard time with this one simply because Natalie Portman and George Lucas teaming up again is HIGHLY unlikely considering the sparks that flew between them on the SW sets.

  • July 10, 2006, 8:49 p.m. CST

    It was bound to happen Yackbacker.

    by Thumper2k1

    How many threads did we have doing that Indiana Jones is old bit?

  • July 10, 2006, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Will Anna Nicole Smith be the main villain in this one?

    by Thumper2k1

  • July 10, 2006, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and Couisn Oliver

    by Big Bad Clone

    ever notice that Aliens not only changed the mythology of the aliens but it also had a little kid? Or how Scarface is a "reimagining" of what was a classic fim? Amazing what an audience will accept if the movie is engaging.

  • July 10, 2006, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Topless Beach Photos...

    by Forestal

    ...of Natalie Portman...

  • July 10, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Actually there's an Indy movie in theatres now.

    by Orbots Commander

    It's called POTC2. Not being facetious, but the audience that's making Jack Sparrow a household name were only a twinkle in their parent's eye when Last Crusade was released. POTC are this generation's Indiana Jones movies. I say let Indy rest with dignity. He went out on a high note. What, you want the same thing to happen to Indy that's currently going on with SR, a sequel continuing a story from a movie released in 1982?

  • July 10, 2006, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Karen Allen v Other Jones Women

    by RallyV

    Among the bad scripts, directors girlfriends, etc etc etc. Karen Allen did an interview quite a few years back, where she said that she and Ford just did not get on that great during the film. Not at each others throats or anything, they just did not have any off screen chemistry. Damn shame, because Marion is the best character in the series outside of Indy.

  • July 10, 2006, 11:54 p.m. CST

    POTC is NOT this generations Indiana Jones...

    by Forestal

    Also, Raiders was released in 1981 not 1982.

  • July 11, 2006, midnight CST

    1982 I meant for Superman 2.

    by Orbots Commander

    But that may also have been 1981. My point is that most 12-15 year olds in 2006 don't know or care who Indiana Jones is. Of course I could be wrong, but I'm not sure if Lucas or Paramount want to risk spending hundreds of millions on a franchise which may appeal only to an older crowd, like me.

  • July 11, 2006, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Full Diaper

    by MrStinger

    His, not his kid's.

  • July 11, 2006, 12:14 a.m. CST

    I'm 19 and I've liked Indiana Jones since I was 9 or 10

    by Forestal

    Most kids know who Indy is.

  • July 11, 2006, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Allison Doody was the third Indy chick

    by lotharius3rd

    Goddammit! Nobody fucking has mentioned her. She was far hotter than Marion Ravenwood and, with her turning out to be a gold-digging baddy in the end, was a far more interesting character. And I wish to God people would quit bitching about "Temple of Doom." Sure, it was an entire movie made up of action set pieces that were ommitted from "Raiders," but it was still an essential part of my generation's cinematic upbringing. The mine car chase still makes guys I know cream their shorts with joy. Great comedy, great action. Don't bitch about Capshaw either. Yes, her character wasn't worth a shit to the entire series, but all she was supposed to be was a caricature of the damsel-in-distress type from the movie serials of the '30's that the enitre Indy series harkens back to.

  • July 11, 2006, 3:51 a.m. CST

    I dont have any problems with indy having a daughter

    by misnomer

    just as long as she doesnt know kung fu. spielberg has got koepp "tying up loose ends" on the script apparently which is due in a few months. call me cynical but how many rewrites do you need if lucas' "new idea" was so good? I'll be happy if frank darabonts script isnt completely sidelined as I think koepp has a good idea of structure and did a good job of spidey but isnt great on detail. so im hoping hes just rewriting the thrid act like it was rumored. but I'm sure that if theres no news by the end of 07 then they should just forget it.....

  • July 11, 2006, 3:54 a.m. CST

    My generation...

    by lotharius3rd

    totally remembers Indy. Half of us saw "Last Crusade" in theaters. But, like "Star Wars," it is next to impossible to go through your life without seeing these films. It is essential. It is why we fall in love with movies in the first place. So yes, people remember Indy. He still has a place reserved in most people's hearts. That said, I don't want to see this movie made. I think I even kind of like the idea of Indy having a daughter and that daughter being Natalie Portman. I don't mind how old Harrison is, he still looks the part. I would love to see Karen Allen come back. I would also love to see what Spielberg could do now with Indy, using the high glare factor of Janusz Kaminski's photography instead of the late Douglas Slocombe. But I have never seen a movie series make it past the evil number 4. "Lethal Weapon 4," sucked. "Alien Ressurection," suckerino. "Die Hard 4.0," gonna suck ass. They should accept that "Last Crusade" ended on a good note and leave this series alone. George Lucas is currently tied with Avi Arad as a man I most want to see die some horrible death due to his persistent prostitution of my childhood.

  • July 11, 2006, 4 a.m. CST


    by lotharius3rd

    was great in "Garden State." Loved her. She was good in "Closer." She was good in "Leon: The Professional." And she looks enough like Karen Allen that she could pass for Marion's daughter. But, misnomer, I totally agree with you. If she knows fucking kung-fu, or for that matter does anything throughout the entire run time of this film except scream for help, then this movie had beeter fucking die right now.

  • July 11, 2006, 4 a.m. CST

    If Indy has to have a daughter...

    by Lefty Lefterson about Evangeline Lilly? I'm not a big-time 'Lost' nerd, but, I don't know, she kind of looks a little like Karen Allen, doesn't she?

  • July 11, 2006, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Who's Evangeline Lilly?

    by lotharius3rd

    Lefty, I only get a chance to watch "Lost" on occasion, so you may have to fill me in on which character she is.

  • July 11, 2006, 4:27 a.m. CST


    by Lefty Lefterson

    She plays Kate, the brunette with the criminal background and the sexual tension with Jack.

  • July 11, 2006, 4:43 a.m. CST


    by lotharius3rd

    Thanks, Lefty. I thought that was Jacinda Barret. BTW, Kate is so much more into Sawyer than Jack. Jack is the good guy that she wants, but she knows Sawyer is the consistent asshole who's always gonna be there for her.

  • July 11, 2006, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Comfortable Couch

    by MRJONZ72

    I heard that on Conan Obrian a few years ago. Cracked me up the first time I heard that. In all seriousness It's been 17 years since the last one. I'm done looking up news on this movie. Call me when they actually start filming it, for now on I can careless what is going on with this movie.

  • July 11, 2006, 7:15 a.m. CST



    Marion went down on the Submarine?

  • July 11, 2006, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Indiana Solo.....

    by MJAYACE

    and the Attack of Amidala seeking back Child Support

  • July 11, 2006, 7:49 a.m. CST

    New game: Reasons why Indy having a daughter is bad.

    by Thumper2k1

    1. You just know they are going to name her Lara as a nod to Tomb Raider. 2. Women are no good at everything. :p

  • July 11, 2006, 8:20 a.m. CST

    OOhh...I likey the idea of Ms.Lilly!!!

    by Big_Bubbaloola

    I likey a lot. But then i'm a sucker for Evangeline. And Pippin gets to bury his little buddy into her on a nightly basis. Lucky bastard. As for Karen Allen....such a crush on her as a kid. She very nearly toppled Leia off the perch.

  • July 11, 2006, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones & Grandpa Kettle Ride Again!

    by TheJoker

  • July 11, 2006, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Natalie Portman

    by BLWiseass

    She's attractive, but not super hot. Her "acting" in star wars was horrible (but so was everyone elses's except for maybe Ian Mcdiarmid and Ewan McGreggor) but she has been ok in ther things. She impressed me in that "oh wow, a child actor who can act" kind of way in Leon, but outside of that i haven't been terribly impressed by her. I guess this is a long way of saying i am pretty much on the fence.

  • July 11, 2006, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Hope she knows gymnatsics and kick a raptor

    by Big Bad Clone

  • July 11, 2006, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Missing Dentures...of DOOM!

    by Orbots Commander

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

  • July 11, 2006, 11:29 p.m. CST

    To the people that say Portman looks like Karen Allen..

    by jollysleeve

    ... are you being serious? Or is wishful thinking clouding your judgement? I think Angelina Jolie should play Willie's and Indy's daughter because Jolie is practically a dead ringer for both Ford and Capshaw. Maybe Ben Stiller or Vince Vaughn could play Sallah Jr.