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Merrick here...
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Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here. Sure enough, the official INDIANA JONES site has confirmed that INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL will be the title of the fourth film when it is released next summer. What's fascinating about all of this is how everything I've heard about this film... EVERYTHING... makes it sound like they're basically just using the Frank Darabont script that Lucas made so many comments about a few years ago. For a script that was so far from ready, it sure seems like Lucas was happy to cannibalize it for the final version. I'm sure we'll have more details for you in the months ahead, as this thing's basically wrapped up and ready to head into post now. Here's the original report Merrick ran earlier:



Merrick here...
So, my son comes running into the room while I'm eating dinner and tells me that Shia LaBeouf was just on the VMAs (Video Music Awards) on MTV. While presenting an award, Shia indicated he'd been sworn to secrecy by Lucas and Spielberg regarding details of the next INDIANA JONES movie...then went on to note he was in Vegas...and he is now 21...so... Shia said... ...the film... ...is called...

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, that's what Shia called it...for whatever it's worth. I'm going back to my dinner now. Who says MTV is good for nothing these days?



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  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    cool

    by I Own You

    beans

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    SHIA!

    by Pennsy

    He's everywhere, but even he couldn't save Britney's train wreck of a performance at the VMA's tonight. Sheez.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Huh.

    by The Pusher

    Huh.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Cool. Yawn. What else is coming out next summer?

    by AxeBox

    Seriously. This movie is about exciting as the next Grumpy Old Men film.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    First love the title

    by Fleckdog

    ove the title

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    yup.

    by rossljr

    Third

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Ashamed of Mentioning You Are Watching VMAs

    by oblivionbp

    You had to bring your son into it. haha I swear he said Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Christian Skull

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    believe everything you hear on MTV

    by Rupee88

    It could be for real, but MTV has no credibility.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    SPIELBERG OWNS ALL OF YOU!

    by THE KNIGHT

    am i right haters, or am i right!

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    wow

    by hegele

    are we sure?

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    There's so much going on in that title . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Where to begin?

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Kinda weird

    by Fing Fang Foom

    Kinda whack but kinda awesome. It has a real B-movie feel to it but isn't that the inspirato. I can feel that the title is gonna get some guff and people like "wha?" but it makes me wonder what the hell is THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL?! I wanna know... Sounds cool to me.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    He must be tired after pulling everybodys chain

    by KongMonkey

    I bet he's fucking with us. Thats one of the alleged titles, but everyone knows the next indy film will be called Indiana Jones and the (insert old joke here)

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I hope Burger King has Crystal Skull mugs...

    by Bronx Cheer

    like they did for Batman Forever. Sweeeeeet.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Will Skeletor be in this one?

    by Bobo_Vision

    Holding a sceptor with a purple crystal at the end, and sporting diamond earrings?

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST

    If Munich is any indication,

    by Wed Vid Guy

    If Munich is any indication, then The Beard is back. I have no worries about this one.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Art imitating art?

    by tme2nsb

    HELLO George Lucas and Spielberg did this already, with DISNEY Temple of the Crystal Skull at Tokyo DisneySea: http://tinyurl.com/2uk2j5

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    I'm only watching because my wife made me!

    by Abin Sur

    But it's true - and of all the potential titles we heard for this movie, I have to say this one is the most kick-ass. Thank you Shia! Now apologize for Transformers.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Red

    by honestune

    Herring. Wake up people. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Damn it.

    by Gilkuliehe

    I was really hoping for INDIANA JONES AND THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS. That was an awesome title for me... So full or possibilities... This? Not so much.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Cool

    by tile_mcgillus

    That has alot of potential...pretty darn good title!

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    A Public Service Announcement

    by ArcadianDS

    This cannot be said enough times, and for the sake of those of you who wish to share this news, please avoid sounding like an idiot and calling him "SHE-uh". The correct pronunciation of his name is "SHY-uh".<p><br> Also, Demi Moore is not "Demy", its "dem-EEE". Thank you and you are welcome.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Crystal Meth, Shia, Crystal Meth...

    by Smerdyakov

    Get it right!

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    For The Record...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... I'm betting this is a joke. No way Paramount and Spielberg and Lucas decide to announce this via Shia at an awards show.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Heheh...

    by Anti-fanboy

    Shia's a funny guy. ...He was joking, right?

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and The Chariots of Gods?

    by Anti-fanboy

    In keeping with the "In Search Of..." vibe.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    great title

    by coachaaron

    i love it. it sounds cool and is still a bit campy, serialized. ...i'm also thinking this is joke though.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Wait! So there's a Kingdom! And a Scull! And Crystals?!

    by Proman1984

    Awesome! This gives me a good vibe. And yeah Spielberg owns me :)!

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Chariots of THE Gods...

    by Anti-fanboy

    eh, whatever, blow me.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones And The Destroyer of Morning Wood

    by Proman1984

    And this is the FIRST and the LAST time I will attempt to make an Indy Title joke.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL?

    by one9deuce

    That in and of itself is a long title! It sounds OK, but I think Shia was just having some fun. <p> INDIANA JONES AND THE CITY OF THE GODS is a perfect title and I hope they go with that one.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    This has to be bullshit...

    by Hairy Nutsack

    There's no way they'd use a plot device featured in two separate episodes of Stargate, not even George Lucas would stoop that low...would he?

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Too long, too cumbersome

    by Osmosis Jones

    .

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    "What was that?!"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    "That was my CRYSTAL SKULL! I'm so wasted!"

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Ooze

    by damagedinc

    TGRI, yo

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Should be plural, sounds bigger

    by ozwaz

    And crystal, its a bit shit. But at least Indy is back in his wheelchair.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford is OLD!!!

    by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

    Anyone see Firewall? Jesus.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford is OLD???

    by The Dum Guy

    I thought the guy wasn't a day older than 60'ish....

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Crystal skull?

    by Rei-Ginsei

    Is Billy Zane guest starring as the Phantom?

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Updates! This title is FOR REAL! WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

    by Proman1984

    As confirmed by Spilberg Films here: http://www.spielbergfilms.com/forum/showthread.php?p=104295&posted=1#post104295 I will take Steven Awalt word over Moriarty's any day. Sorry Mori. Also, watch the annoncement video here: http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1569264/20070909/story.jhtml?rsspartner=rssYahooNewscrawler Feel free to update the site, Merrick and fix the redirect to main page while you are at it.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    ha ha britneys FAAAAATT

    by jedimindflayer

    oh... indy? i call shenanigans; that can't be the real title.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones meets Stargate?

    by Gorrister

    Are they going to use the same prop they used in Stargate? Either way, I think this movie will become the 'Seventh Seal' in the Lucas/Speilberg creative meltdown. LOL I'll take the advice from the first movie: CLOSE YOUR EYES!

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    I really don't care what they call it.

    by TattooedBillionaire

    They can call it whatever they want as long as the movie kicks my ass come May. That'w what matters to me most. The title Shia mentioned is fine. If it's a joke, fine. Like I said, make it a great movie and I'll forgive the boys for calling it whatever.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Jerk Who Spoiled Everything!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    That's what Spielberg's gonna call it now! :)

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Britney's boobs loosened LaBeef's tongue!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Once he saw Britney in that outfit, Shia realized he was in Vegas and 21, so what the hell...

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Spoiled? That was done on purpose.

    by Proman1984

    MTV maybe a strange place to announce but this was certainly done with permisson.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    For the Record Part 2

    by ZoeFan

    If you're not watching the VMA's, you must be old (just kidding). P.S. by the nature Shia made the announcement, I wasn't sure whether to take him serious or not. However MTV.com is presenting it as real news.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    BTW

    by TattooedBillionaire

    Aren't Paramount and MTV both owned by, I believe, Viacom? If so, then it's probably not a joke. It's probably a marketing ploy in hopes to get 15-year-olds who don't know who Indiana Jones is to watch the movie. Just a few months back, MTV gave Transformers an award for something incredibly stupid, so I can't say I'd be too surprised if this was real.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    If I was a betting man...

    by PirateEmery

    ... I'd say Shia is joking. Watch all the other statements he has done with regards to the movie: they have all been dripping with sarcasm and wit. He avoids answering truthfully every time.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    Title is bogus

    by Pizza The Hut

    No way.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Duh. Are you people retarded?

    by Mister Man

    Why are you morons even discussing this? I have a swamp to sell you.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    The announcement in on the OFFICIAL SITE now

    by Proman1984

    http://www.indianajones.com/site/index.html Eat it.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Yep, It's Official

    by Playhouse

    They can always change it down the line but like Proman says official site is claiming the title.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Well Done Proman1984

    by ZoeFan

    You did your research well!!!!

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    For The Record...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... I was wrong. It is indeed the title. Okay, then.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    No doubt the Crystal Skull refers to this object ....

    by Carbonara

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_skull

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Then it wasn't the numerous martinis........

    by Mister Man

    Um, um, um..............WTF?

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    The Crystal Skull...

    by Carbonara

    I remember reading about crystal skulls in the 1970's along with tales from the Bermuda Triangle. Google search for Crystal skulls... there's TONS of stuff on them.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Okey then.

    by Proman1984

    I must say credit Steven Awalt for being a great trustworthy source. And thank you kindly ZoeFan :)!

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Well slap my momma

    by Pizza The Hut

    It is the title. **gasp**

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    I thought Britney's opening number was damn bad, but..

    by Mister Man

    no....please no. Dear God in heaven, no.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    by Playhouse

    Fits right in with Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Temple of Doom. It's cheesy in just the right necessary way. Granted, I think The City of the Gods is a better title overall, but who knows if that had anything to do with the story of this film.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I would have preferred Indiana Jones and The Crystal Ki

    by hegele

    but this'll do. Some of you have to grow up- we knew it involved crystal skulls for months now, stop acting so shocked and bitter.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    - - And The Crystal Kingdom.

    by hegele

    edit*

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    No, it does not fit in.

    by Mister Man

    Just call it "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra," oh, wait. "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"??????? And they released the title on the VMA's, or whatever they call it now????? Classy!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    SHIIIAT!!!

    by BNITT

    enuff said...

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    And the Kaiburr Crystal?

    by GregoryHarbin

    And the Splinter of the Mind's Eye?<p> Is Alan Dean Foster writing the new IJ movie?<p> I hated (hated) 'Attack of the Clones' when it was announced, but it grew on me. I don't know how on Earth this will grow on me.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Don't go the "get over it" bullshit

    by Mister Man

    I'll be fucking pissed if I wanna be, you tweener.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    OMG, THAT'S IT, MY CHILDHOOD BEING RAPED!!!

    by moto

    "I can't take it anymore!!! I know, from the title of this movie, that this is going to be a piece of shit!!!! Why? WHY??? WHY??!?!?!?" <p> Okay, that's my impression of the reaction to follow after this announcement here on AICN. Frackin' TBers. <p> Not a big fan of the title, but all is forgiven if Spielberg delivers a great Indiana Jones movie, which I'm sure he will. <p> You see, there's a BIG difference between Lucas and Spielberg. Spielberg still has it... and he's evolving over the last few years. Lucas shouldn't have returned to directing, plain and simple, after a 22 year break to make the prequels. <p> But Lucas isn't directing it. And if anyone thinks that his bad tastes trumps the director that is Spielberg because Lucas is producer, then you're dead wrong. If Lucas was directing it, I'd be utterly fuckin'scared to watch Indiana Jones 4. But with Spielberg at the helm, odds are it's at the very least a fun and entertaining ride revisiting an iconic character that we love. <p>

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    phoenixmagi

    by The Dum Guy

    I was going to point that out, but thought naught, mainly 'cause I found my Two Face glass not too long ago and I'm wondering if it'll ever be worth something.<br><br>And, Mori was wrong?!?! When has that ever been the case?

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    May be they spoiled it at the VMAs because...

    by TheDoctor73

    MTV is pwned by Viacom which pwns Paramount which distributes Indy movies... I think that might be it.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the KOCS

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    wow

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    OK, but a film's title is its essence.....

    by Mister Man

    and this is alliteration on crack. "City of the Gods" sounded monumental....this sounds....errrr, uhhhhhh.......stupid.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    "City of Gods" would've been better

    by Pizza The Hut

    ...even many of the ones we come up with on the board would be OK... "Indiana Jones and the Dogshit Mystery" works for me. Oh well... I'll live with it.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    IAmJack'sUserID You are late. I already said that in JL

    by Proman1984

    JL talkback.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    This forum is full of whiners...

    by Carbonara

    WHAAAA! Come on grow up and change your diapers people. Deal with this.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Thundercat, thanks.......

    by Mister Man

    but I did know that. I just can't imagine that they chose to unveil it on a show with Miss Ding Dang as the opening act. Yeah, yeah, I know the demographic, but stil.........

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    This isn't about "dealing with it," you moron.....

    by Mister Man

    it's about expressing opinions.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    LOST ARK PWNS THE CRYSTAL SKULL

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Indy heads down to his local new age parlour to buy some hippy shit. The kingdom is just a mall. Seriously a crystal skull?

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    i'll say it

    by whatyoufear

    i'm surprised no one's busted out the Vice Versa jokes..

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Jack...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... I wasn't "correcting" anyone. I just thought it would turn out to be a goof. I didn't tell you that I knew it for a fact. And as soon as there was an official update, I put it up.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Well, so much for that LOL moment

    by Pizza The Hut

    So we have a title. OK. Yaaawwwwn... Time for bed.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Mori, you shoulda stuck to your guns :). Screw official

    by Proman1984

    Update, right? I mean who cares what the OFFICIAL sire says? I am just kidding of course.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Mori...

    by PirateEmery

    I totally just thought it would turn out that Shia was teasing with that fake title.<p> But now that it's official... I kinda like it.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Boobs of Britney Spears!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Ah, well... :P

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Goof is right.

    by Mister Man

    Maybe gaffe.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Well, gee.

    by RainJacket

    This project has already ruined Indy for me. I tried to re-watch Raiders a few weeks ago and couldn't finish it because I kept thinking about Shia Labeouf. And then immediately Transformers right after that. I don't want to think about Shia Labeouf, Transformers, Crystals, or whatever while watching Raiders of the Lost Ark. I'm sure it will pass. 20 years from now, that is. The title is too wordy, too hard to say. Simply Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Skull would've been infinitely better. But, well, the same man gave us The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones so, well... fuck this. Seriously. In it's ass.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    By all means express your opinions Mister Man

    by Carbonara

    but was this quote... "this sounds....errrr, uhhhhhh.......stupid." the most intelligent opinion you could have expressed? I think not.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Dude, come on

    by Mister Man

    You're spinning on your ass.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Dude, let it go...

    by Carbonara

    you clearly over reacted... the title is not that bad.

  • Sept. 9, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Lame title.

    by Bloody Jay

    The others are iconic. This sounds like the name of some stupid spin-off video game. High hopes for the movie - no-go on the title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, midnight CST

    That's akin to calling the second one...

    by MelvintheMopBoy

    ...INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF THE SANKARA STONES. They could've picked a catchier title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Please, move on

    by Mister Man

    This isn't about you, or me. But a lame title, as lame could be.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Well we agree to disagree...

    by Carbonara

    I'll give you this much... the title isn't as cool as it could have been. But I'm prepared to live with it....The bottom line for me is this... if the movie itself it cool as we all wish it was.... no one will care less about the title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    so Indy is looking for The Phantom?

    by slder78

    I'd rather get more info on JLA. THAT should be priority #1 for AICN and its various moles/sources.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_skull

    by wackybantha

    I don't know if anyone already put this up or if you all are talking about it but here's what I found on wikipedia.com tonight. This is kinda interesting. Or is it?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Crystal Skulls?

    by vettebro

    Didn't they already use crystal skulls in Temple of Doom? Are they running out of ideas? Title is lame. About as good as "Attack of the Clones". Sheesh...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    The reason people think the title sucks is...

    by Carbonara

    ( This is merely a possible suggestion ) But perhaps some of you are not familiar with "Crystal Skulls" in the first place. Crystal Skulls are REAL objects from history. Check it out people!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    I was the first to put that link up wackybantha

    by Carbonara

    :-)

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Could not care less, actually

    by Mister Man

    But I think many will. As has been obvious. It's about marketing, and common sense, and...well.....coming up with a great title. This is not a great title. Yep, it's just a damn movie, but for those of us who make movies our life, these things tend to take on a bit more importance. At 45, I remember the first time I heard "Raiders of the Lost Ark" - and it really worked. I HAD to see it. This title sounds less than intriguing.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    thats a dumb title.

    by Cotton McKnight

    i mean, really, really dumb. it actually gives attack of the clones a run for its money. and i like that movie.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    crystal skull title

    by godhelpus

    ok, sounds appropriate for Indiana Jones, but again why must classics always be fettered by filmmakers' desire to relive the past? They have to realize that making this film will inadvertently affect the original films. It better hold up! The only thing that makes me confident in this project is Spielberg at the helm, but he isn't the same director anymore either. This release next year could mark the sunset of the Indiana Jones concept, the group of actors seemed kind of sad at comic con, Harrison Ford seemed sad to be in the costume again, this will be interesting, I'm definitely hoping for the best in this case

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    I'll repost the link...

    by Carbonara

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_skull Come on people check it out!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    i remember hearing a lady on art bell talking about it.

    by Cotton McKnight

    the crystal skulls, that is. assuming its the same thing. Anyway.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Is Raiders official title now...

    by wackybantha

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark? Kinda wordy just like this new picture. I guess that means the ark is in this new one. HA!!!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    hopefully

    by godhelpus

    they'll include the rhinocerous chase in this one

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    OK! I'll check it out.

    by Mister Man

    Whatever that's worth.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Apathy is not an answer...

    by Carbonara

    If you don't know or care about "Crystal skulls" then why are you here posting numerous posts about the title? I've known about crystal skulls since I was 6 years old... they are real ancient artifacts from history. This title indicates that this next Indy movie could be the greatest EVER! I'm REALLY looking forward to this one! :-D

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Please check it out Mister Man!

    by Carbonara

    I salute you! :-)

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Arthur C. Clarke's

    by godhelpus

    Mysterious World

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Summer of expired ideas.

    by jimbojones123

    Yeah '08. Turn out great.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Carbonara

    by The Dum Guy

    Please elaborate on the whole skulls in history thing. If not, I'll check the absolute source for facts, WikiPedia.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World...

    by Carbonara

    was where I first learned of Crystal skulls! "Godhelpus" nailed it! I knew someone would get it! :-D

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I want to see

    by godhelpus

    Indiana Smith and the Close Encounters of the Inside of the Phantom Mothership

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Oh, great

    by Mister Man

    There was a video game: Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull....swell....let's jump in the jalopy and solve the mystery.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    What about Allan Quatermain?

    by wackybantha

    Will he be in the movie to punch Indy in the nose?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    note to self for Lucas and Spielberg

    by godhelpus

    you can't recapture the past.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Cheesy title

    by Zandunga

    I know the Indiana Jones adventures are supposed to reflect the vibe of Saturday matinee serials of old, but this title is really damn cheesy. You can achieve the same spirit with City of the Gods, or even Destroyer of Worlds (the latter is especially cool because of its nuclear connection through Oppenheimer-Bhagavad Gita)..."Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is in the neighborhood of "Attack of the Clones": overdone fanboy cheese. I still have hope they will deliver, mostly because of Spielberg and Darabont, as well as the fact that aged Ford doesn't look too bad in his Indy getup. The other thing that worries me is that there's no true archeological history behind this, unlike the Ark of the Covenant and the Grail. It's a cheesy sci-fi bit...those of you who claim it's a true artifact steeped in real pre-colombian history are mistaken. It's been proven to be a lame 20th century hoax; some skulls were sold by some trickster, there was never a layered or complex legend to it related to the Aztecs or Mayans. Meh.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    About Crystal Skulls...

    by Carbonara

    A Crystal Skull is simply a model of a human skull composed entirely in crystal. It is unknown how many there are in the world, however myth has it that there are 13 throughout the world. The curious thing about crystal skulls is that while one assumes that they were carved out of crystal... there are NO carving marks on the skulls AT ALL. Some have theorized that the skulls were carved by an ancient civilization using either laser beams OR physic powers. The myth legend of crystal skulls are almost ALWAYS associated with UFO's , Bigfoot and aliens. This strongly suggests that the next Indy film will be steeped in mystery and the unexplained.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Yeah for Kocs!

    by PirateEmery

    Kocs. This is off to a great start.<p> A more boring start if you add in the T.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Crystal Skulls = Alien Skulls Buried under Aztec Temple

    by PirateEmery

    Let's put a spoiler box around this here Talkback.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    :::Carbonara::: Oh, good to hear....

    by The Dum Guy

    I was digging the fact that this Indy was going to go pseudo-science fiction. I wonder if they'll explain why God kills people that leaves their eyes open when the Ark of the Covenant is open?<br><br>BTW, I think I ate a chicken carbonara at Quiznos the other day, does that menu item have anything to do with your' name?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST

    carbonara is a classic italian pasta dish

    by Carbonara

    So yes..at some point you may have eaten me. :-)

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    ....

    by Zandunga

    What Carbonara says was proven repeatedly to be hogwash and the skulls have been studied time and again, only to determine they were of recent origin and possessed no such mysterious properties. Even then, it is unkown what they were supposed to do or what their larger significance was. Again, no story steeped in reality or history, unlike the previous films.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Indy and the ATTACK OF THE CLONES

    by aceattorney

    Remember how crazy all us nerds got when that title was announced? Here we go again...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    There was a rumor about 2 months back

    by mr.brownstone

    that 2 of the potential titles were Curse Of The Crystal Skull and Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Well shit, that turned out to be right on the money!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    I wonder...

    by The Dum Guy

    If at the end the find out the Crystal Skull is actually a K-Mart knock off made of cheap Mexican glass?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    I suspect

    by mr.brownstone

    anyone who doesn't like this title is just being an asshole.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Zandunga... wait... listen to me...

    by Carbonara

    I'm NOT claiming that the skulls are true or the myths and legends of the skulls are true...I'm only indicating that this is a possible direction for the film. ultimately it's up to Speilberg and Lucas as to where they take this film.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Not real because it sounds stupid and its on MTV?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Have we already forgotten the prequels? Lucas loves stupid titles and squandering beloved projects by pandering to the kiddie generation, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is totally for the real yo!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST

    ouch.

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    that one hurt.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Weiner Penis...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... since I haven't read Nathanson's draft(s), all I can comment on is the content of Darabont's, and your comments are waaaaaaaaay off-base. That script was filled with action. I count at least six major set-pieces, and each one is different. It's not just "put the old man in a rig and let him sit there," by any means. Far from it. This is the Indiana Jones we all loved in the original films, punching and riding and using the whip and his gun to get out of tight spots. It was far from "Henry Jones Senior." <P>Based on your comments, it appears your knowledge of those drafts is all second-hand. Since I haven't read Nathanson's, I won't comment on what has changed, but it certainly wasn't a lack of action that scuttled the Darabont draft.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by Zandunga

    Not trying to slam the film at all; as I said, I have faith in the filmmakers. To be honest, at least it's an artifact that has existed in some form, I'm just disappinted about the oozing-cheese title. But in the end, I don't care as long as the film delivers.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    More info on Crystal Skulls...

    by Zandunga

    From another forum, "was just watching a Travel channel show about the great mysteries of the world and they did a segment on 13 crystal skulls, 5 of which have been found ins Central and South America. Apparently, when all 13 are put together they will help humankind get through the end of the world. I was telling my friend about this today and he said "That's crazy. It sounds like something that would be in an Indiana Jones movie." Later on, we were watching the VMAs and the movie title was announced...I turned to hima and we both said "No way..."

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    :::Zandunga::: That is nothing to pop culture prophecy

    by The Dum Guy

    As I had my first wet dream to Jessica Alba, and that was over ten years ago, spooky eh? So I was like "Alba is so hot." and other people gave her an award for that, but I thought if it along time ago.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    More fun reading about crystal skulls

    by ChildOfMen

    From the Skeptic's Dictionary: http://skepdic.com/crystalskull.html

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Holy Hell....

    by lovethatjoker

    What a piece of shit title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    crystal skulls

    by psi_phusion

    Most of you people know that the Indy Ride in Tokyo DisneySea is CALLED Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skulls. It is the excate same ride only with all Cyrstal Skulls. I wonder if this came into play. The Ride building itself is also a Aztec Temple like the one at Universal Set.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    here is the Ride LINK

    by psi_phusion

    http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/tds/english/7port/lostriver/atrc_indiana.html TEMPLE of the CRYSTAL SKULL

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:07 a.m. CST

    psi_phusion

    by The Dum Guy

    So your' saying they should've gone with "The Skull of Doom" to tie it up with the previous movie(s)?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Somebody call Penn and Teller on this one by Merrick.

    by GQtaste

    My kid came and told me about this. Bullshit! You don't fool me for one second there Merrick. You were watching that crap.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Waitasecond here....

    by Darth_Gonz

    Weren't there crystal skulls that Indy had to steal from Mola Ram in The Temple of Doom? Talk about rehashed plot devices....

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Here is a link to that Disney reference that works.

    by OswaldWasAPussy

    http://www.themeparkinsider.com/reviews/tokyo_disneysea/indiana_jones_-_temple_of_the_crystal_skull/

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Atlantis

    by The Curious Dr Humpp

    Wait a minute... Didn't some researcher - way back - claim that these skulls originated from Atlantis? I might be wrong, but if it's true (and Darabont / Lucas) picked up on this, the 'Kingdom' in the title might just turn out to be that watery city.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST

    House II

    by CuervoJones

    ?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST

    So it's not Indiana Jones and the Zimmer Frame of Doom?

    by newc0253

    See what i did there? I made an implied joke about how Ford is too old to play Indiana Jones.<p> Me so funny. Me laugh now.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    This rules...

    by Mr Jonse

    Yep.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Indiana He-Man and The Power of GreySkull...

    by Monkey_King

    What a nutty title Lucas has cooked up yet again. Let see if it sticks until it's released. Yikes!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Definitive Crystal Skull page

    by Cagliostro

    http://www.tobew.com/html/homepage.htm You can also find out info about that Mr. Crowley guy there.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones in the Attack of the 50-foot Crystal Skul

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    What a stupid ass title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Shit Names

    by Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Worse than "Revenge of the Sith," but better than "Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones." All shit, though.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:57 a.m. CST

    UGH. What a crap title- City of the Gods sounded fine

    by Laserbrain

    Or even Destroyer of Worlds. "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". Fuck. I'm getting "Phantom Menace" cold chills from this shit. That fuckin moron Lucas does it again.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Sounds like a fucking Find Your Own Adventure book.

    by Laserbrain

    Man, I had such a good feeling about this film, now my bowels are shaking.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Sounds fine

    by barnaby jones

    bring it on.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:04 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES & THE ANCIENT CRYSTAL SKULL TOMB KINGDOM

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    ..... GUY Yes I like ATHF.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Sounds good enough.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    At least for my foreign ears.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    It's on the official site...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...so I'd bet that is the title, but we shall see.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:27 a.m. CST

    And yes...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...I am about 12 hours too late. Any later and I could get a job working for AICN...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Fine title

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Lighten up guys, it's a homage to B movies. Spielberg will deliver.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Haven't read the talkback yet so don't if anyone has...

    by C Legion

    bought this up, but the most famous Crystal Skull is called "The Skull of Doom", also the Skull's have been linked with Atlantis (loved the game) and the Knights Templar! Fucking cool.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Christ, it's an APPALLING title...

    by Steve Rogers

    I thought after Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones Lucas might've gotten all the bullshit cheesy titles out of his system. Seems not. My enthusiasm for this flick just took a serious blow to the head and is tottering around on the edge of a steep cliff.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST

    MASTODON

    by DuncanHines

    I don't know how many of you talkbackers are into heavy metal, but Mastodon has a song called "Crystal Skull" on their most recent album, Blood Mountain. The song is fucking adventurous as hell! <br/><br/> I can't wait for the fan-made Indiana Jones/Mastodon music video!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    House II redo?

    by BacardiRocky

    First time poster, long time reader. Surprised no one wrote this or made the connection but wasn't the possesion of a Crystal Skull one of the main plot points of the cinematic classic House II? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_II:_The_Second_Story What are they doing, stealing plot devices from horror/comedy classics?.....yes i am being sarcastic. I know i should reserve judgement, but damn this title sucks, why can't they leave something to the imaginations. Are they going to go back and Change the title of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" to "Indiana Jones and the Glowing Magic Rocks"?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:11 a.m. CST

    What is it with them and lame titles?

    by Yeti

    Seriously. Ugh.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Creaky Fingers

    by Yeti

    Ooooooh now that has a ring to it! Other suggestions?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    ALL TALKBACKERS TAKE NOTE!!!

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    "Your insulting them and embarrassing me.....Eat it."

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Seriously though..

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    I now fear for this movie... I could get behind a revisitation of the Ark; I liked that idea but Crystal Skulls?? I don't like it. I still believe that The Big Three can make a damn good movie but will it be an Indy movie.....please prove me wrong. And if JettL93 is still out there come back and let us know what you think...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    William Katt as

    by ButtfuckZydeco

    Anton "Butterscotch" Belloq

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Remember when "The Phantom Menace" title came out?

    by tonagan

    You should have just made a link to that and just replaced the title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and The Skully Cap of Hip-Hop Rock

    by Dr Gregory House

    Jones is on a crusade......to end all hip-hop rock before its too late and the world collapsed into nothingness.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    if it's old time Indy....

    by just pillow talk

    the title will not be too much a concern, yes? I'm still hoping this will be a good, solid entry into the Indy movie world.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    House II......"cinematic classic"

    by Dr Gregory House

    Is "cinematic classic" a euphemism for 'piece of shit'?!?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    crystal skull = calista's cheekbones

    by ironic_name

    cx xsssghdfnbniux krtyuyrtk

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    House II......"cinematic classic"

    by BacardiRocky

    Dr Gregory House....my sentiments exactly

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    PERFECT TITLE

    by skynetbauxi

    this title not only perfectly captures the pulp feel of the franchise... the Crystal Skulls are an absolutely INGENIOUS choice for this movie! read about them at Wikipedia or several other websites! the Crystal Skulls are a "real" and very ancient myth... not christianity-related like the Ark or the Grail (which is a good choice in itself), but totally rooted in myth-reality, with all kinds of cool and weird things surrounding them. I LOVE IT!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    This franchise is about to get beat to death.

    by Midol Boy

    Everything after Raiders has been an inferior immitation. This will be no different.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Love it!

    by Zarles

    Very 1950s serial cheesefest. Bring it on!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    I still tap britney spears... best milf i've ever seen

    by wolvenom

    yum yum

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Jesus, that's a mouthfull

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Might have been better to go the Sly Stallone route and just call it, "Indiana Jones."

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    that's what Monica Bellucci told me last night too

    by just pillow talk

    Abom. She's coming over in a french maid outfit to your place Abom, to "tidy" up. She's practically french ya know.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    HEY SHIA LABARF! LISTEN UP!

    by wolvenom

    Tell Spielberg, Lucas and co. to take the scene of Indy riding bitch to you on the motorcycle and re-film that sequence. Hopefully it wasn't a big part of the movie so it won't cost much to do but seriously that needs to be redone. READ MY LIPS SHIA LABARF; INDIANA JONES DOESN'T RIDE BITCH TO ANYONE! I DONT CARE EVEN IF IN THE MOVIE YOUR FUCKING YOUNG INDIANA JONES AND SOMEHOW YOU TOOK A TIME PORTAL INTO THE FUTURE TO MEET THE FUTURE YOU AND YOU TOLD FUTURE INDY TO RIDE BITCH TO YOUNG INDY. INDIANA JONES SHOULDN'T EVEN RIDE BITCH TO HIMSELF! ITS BLASPHEMY! ITS FUCKING LUDICROUS! I WILL THROW UP ALL OVER THE PERSON IN FRONT OF ME AT THE THEATRE IF I HAVE TO SEE INDY RIDING BITCH TO ANYONE!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    that just pillow talk, just pillow talk.

    by ironic_name

    she told me that too.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Alright that's it.

    by TheNorthlander

    WAY too long title. You can't have BOTH an "of the" AND an "and the" in the same fucking title. Is this because all the fanboys started raving for "of the"-titles after The Phantom Menace? INDIANA JONES and the CRYSTAL SKULL would have been enough. Or at least INDIANA JONES and the CRYSTAL SKULL KINGDOM.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones...

    by mynameissylar

    and the the mystery of J.J Abrams' new movie

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    You said it, mr. brownstone...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...what the hell is wrong with you freaks? That title is just great and most definitely in keeping with the series and its pulpy tone. Whiny bitches.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Second worse movie title ever

    by ATARI

    Worse being, of course, Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    And may I just say...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...that I am shocked - shocked! - at the lack of old man jokes in this talkback! For shame! <p> And for the record, the funniest one is still Indiana Jones and the Forty Second Fart.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Sounds more like an episode of

    by skimn

    The Venture Bros. A kick-ass episode of The Venture Bros!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE RETIREMENT HOME

    by JDanielP

    Okay. So maybe it wasn't that funny.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Its just a fucking title you

    by semisaj

    Its just a fucking title you sag bag rimmers...its what happens in the film that counts!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    wolvenom

    by Shermdawg

    If Bond had to ride bitch, Solo should as well.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    NO - Worst Title Ever is...

    by Abin Sur

    Speed 2: Cruise Control.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Pharaoh's Crown was a better title

    by Automation Overlord

    seriously, i'm kinda wishing they went with that instead of this one, when it was annound i simultaniously heard 5 million peopole tripping over the words as they said it aloud

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE WAL-MART PHARMACY

    by JDanielP

    Moriarty just loves our spin on the Indiana Jones titles. (snort!)

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    About all the mistery surrounding Darabont's script

    by Sandinista

    C'mon Mori, tell us why the Darabont script was not picked and stop with this misterious bullshit. Don't care if he's your friend, or who is: you're first and foremost a writer for this site, so get going with it. Also, why do I get the impression that you are set out to hate this movie, even if, as you said, you never read the new script?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    NO - Worst Title Ever is...

    by TheNorthlander

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    This is going to be a huge disappointment.

    by Chumkid

    I hope everyone realizes that.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF KIDS ON THE LAWN

    by JDanielP

    Those little whipper-snappers!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CURSE OF IRRELEVANCE

    by uss cygnus

    *yawn*

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Did you know Casey Affleck and Summer Pheonix...

    by boba_rob

    have a child named Indiana?! How weird is that? Is that a tribute to her brother River?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE ANAL PROBE OF DOOM

    by uss cygnus

    Or: "Communion", "Fire In The Sky" "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" "Independence Day"...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    the first image that popped into my head...

    by bat-kyo

    after seeing that fucking title was treat williams laughing his ass off while getting energy zapped by 'crystal skulls' in that fucking phantom movie!!!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Since when does the title matter?

    by sapno_krei

    The Shawshank Redemption, anyone? I personally think the title is terrific. It's in keeping with Indy's serial movie roots...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Superman called and wants his dad's crystal skull back

    by SpyGuy

    And it never occured to them that INDIANA JONES AND THE CRYSTAL SKULL would be a simpler and therefore, more effective title?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Looks like a title for a fourth Pirates movie

    by Wonderboys

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Want to have some fun?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You guys doing all the INDY 4 titles should jump over to CHUD's thread on this subject. They're scared to death that the AICNers are going to register and bring the multi-title spam over to their shores.<P>Ride now!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    LOGO

    by kidsondrugs

    the title is cool enough, but that logo smells like cockroach urine and serpent manure.. they need to have a spinning 3D logo and lots of explosions yeea!!!.. no seriously... it looks crap.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Seen it already

    by mulberry

    I have dim memories of a Marvel UK comic from the 80s which had an Indiana Jones adventure involving a Mayan (?) Crystal Skull. Marvel UK tended to publish weekly comics with serialisation of a couple of Marvel US monthy comics (the headline comic and at least one backup comic), so I assume there was a Marvel US (or "Marvel") Indiana Jones comic with this story line. Prove me wrong.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Holy Lash LaRue...that title sucks.

    by The Devilled Backscribe

    Worst title for an Indy movie. And may even have surpassed "Phantom Menace" for just its sheer horrible ungainliness. I like "Clones" and "Sith", but really. This sucks.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Still hate it - now it sounds like a videogame

    by Laserbrain

    LAME

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    ...y'all can suck it.

    by Rando Calrisian

    It's a great title. Great premise, it will kick all sorts of ass, and you will bow to The Spielberg come May. I hope you are all ready to apologise for not believing.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MOVIE

    by JDanielP

    ...no matter what the title may be.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Missing Dogshit Mystery

    by Pizza The Hut

    Now there's a movie

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    How about a JONNY QUEST movie from the WB?

    by JDanielP

    If the motion-captured JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA turns out to be something special, it would seem that a stylized CGI/motion-captured JONNY QUEST would be a possibility.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    THEY SURE DON'T MAKE TITLES LIKE THEY USED TO .......

    by BringingSexyBack

    That title sucks like my brand new Dyson. I love this thing.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones on Zombie Island

    by CMND

    Oh, sorry, that's already a Scooby Doo direct to DVD flick.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    When I buy my ticket for the movie

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Do I really have to say that entire title to the clerk? I'll probably fall asleep before I get all the words out. Yay Iron Man!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES

    by BringingSexyBack

    Do they still have the Tutti Frutti Fresh And Fruity Breakfast?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Terrible. I Prefer "City of Gods."

    by DrTobiasFunke

    Oh well. If the worse thing about this movie is the title, then I think I can live with it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE LAST MAN

    by BringingSexyBack

    That's a better title. They can have it for a price.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    destroyer of worlds or city of gods

    by misnomer

    were far better titles than this. It's just so damn clunky to say. Indy 4 it is then....Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Jesus just typing that shit is a nightmare let alone saying it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Ballerina Nazis

    by RetroActive

    That's this title's "Wow Factor" equivalent. What's mysterious or gritty about a "Crystal Skull"? Lame. Lame. Lame.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    IT'S AS GREAT A TITLE AS "THE PHANTOM MENACE"

    by BringingSexyBack

    Which is not a compliment.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    wow that's a mouthful! kinda sucks

    by FleshMachine

    woudl have been better with simply "and the crystal skull"

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE AIRPORT BATHROOM OF DOOM

    by BringingSexyBack

    Indy's got a wide stance, now he's accused of soliciting ass sex. Shia and Indy in their first Prison Break adventure.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE TITLE OF GAYNESS

    by crashbarbarian

    what happened to City of the Gods... which was a great title and had series ending signifigance beyond the already great ender Last Crusade... this title to me suggests that they are def planning on continuing the series through shia

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...and the Lost City Wherein Dwells the True Locus of the Resting Place of the Lost 13 Crystal Craniums of Ancient History.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Too long a name.

    by riskebiz

    Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull would have been enough. Indiana Jones and the Skull Kingdom. Indiana Jones and .... anything else shorter than this friggin name. George Lucas has lost it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    LIVE FREE OR INDIANA JONES

    by DynamixRo

    Rated PG-13.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE BAR MITZVAH OF DOOM

    by BringingSexyBack

    Shia wants a new BMW M6, Indy must steal the crystal skull to afford it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...and the Verbose Fricken Title from Satan's Cornhole. Here's how it will look in the papers and on cinema marquees: "Indiana Jones" or possibly "Indy 4." Because that's really what it is.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    CARBONARA/SHIA

    by THE KNIGHT

    Shia, is that youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I hear Topher Grace will play Venom

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and Indiana does a "Saturday Night Fever" dance through the hallway of his university. 'Course, that's only after he plays jazz piano in a club and smacks Marion to the floor. Get ready to stab your own eyes out.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    RAIDERS OF THE LOST AARP

    by polyh3dron

    That's what it will always be to me.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Dead on, MelvintheMopBoy

    by kiddae

    As bad as the Prequel titles were, at least they synced up with and were true to the format of the original three Star Wars titles. Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull means absolutely nothing outside of the context of the story. (Hopefully it will mean something WITHIN the context of the story, unlike Attack Of The Clones. Oh, who am I kidding, it doesn't matter because this is gonna be Grumpier Old Men with a hat.)

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    "This summer...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...adventure will remember it's name. This summer, a hero shall return. And a legend will be reborn....this summer, just reading the title will leave you exhausted.<p> What's the poster art gonna look like? Will they have room for an image with all those words crammed in there? Jesus pleezus!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    "Indiana Jones...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and Marion Swallows It."

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CRYSTAL HIP REPLACEMENT

    by FluffyUnbound

    yup.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    They're AAAAALL too fucking old...

    by spud mcspud

    So this will be INDIANA JONES AND THE CHRONIC GRAPENUTS or something. The SUPPOSITORY OF DOOM. Just let Bruce Campbell play an aging Indiana Jones saving an old folks' home from an undead Belloq and the whole thing will work again.<P> Karen Allen... Seriously, I still would! She, like, hasn't aged!!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Shia LeBeeeeef

    by spud mcspud

    Apparently the Beef is fucking Rihanna.<P> I swear to God, that little bitch has it coming. I fuckin' hate him, the spawny little bastard!<P> And - forget TRANSFORMERS, apologise for CONSTANTINE!!!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    You dumb fucks. It's no worse than "The Temple of Doom"

    by slone13

    I mean, c'mon, it was called THE TEMPLE OF DOOM. DOOM? A temple filled with doom? Find something else to bitch about you dumb douches.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Speaking of women who don't age....

    by spud mcspud

    Did you know that Nigella Lawson is 46? She's the hotness!<P> She can google my youtube any day...<P> Back on topic: you can never go home. And this new Indy flick sounds a lot like goin' home. They're all old bastards now, let 'em rest their weary bones. And NO BITCHING when you TBers see A LOT of CGI stunt work and many stunt persons who are NOT Harrison Ford doing his stunts for him. The man is in his sixties and needs his knees intact, dammit!<P> I'm Audi. IRON MAN will rule next summer, if only for the Black Sabbath soundtrack. That trailer rocks!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    KINGDOM OF THE FANBOY SKULLFUCK

    by performingmonkey

    That's right, Lucas is going to personally skullfuck all the Indy fanboys. He's gonna rape your fucking skulls along with your childhood masturbatory fantasies. Well, at least we now have an idea of how UFOs/aliens fit into this story - the legendary Crystal Skulls are said to be from another world. Perhaps aliens return (like Cocoon: The Return.....) to reclaim the skulls, or Indy is sent to find the skulls.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND SPUD DON'T GIVE A FUCK

    by spud mcspud

    There's your new title right there.<P> Now bring me Marion Ravenwood. In a Leia slave outfit. NOW!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE END OF THE ROAD

    by spud mcspud

    Indy dies at the end. Spoiler!!!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    IN DIANA JONES

    by spud mcspud

    Porn flick featuring Indy's hot porn flick sister doing burlesque. Dita Von Teese could play Diana. Except she don't do porn.<P> Damn.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Spud...

    by Abin Sur

    Nigella is 46?! Good lord, she's the tastiest thing I've ever seen in a kitchen.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    CAN I HAZ TEH KINGDOM OF TEH CRISTAL CHEEZEBURGER?

    by Reload

    Yea, I would expect Lucas to go all Lolcats on us with this one.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Not like RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK flowed off the tongue

    by Blue Meanie 1138

    I always assumed that was why everyone referred to it as RAIDERS. Everyone bitching about every little minutiae of a movie they haven't seen one frame of will be queing up in line next summer. See y'all there!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    As long as its not 'Temple of Doom' ...

    by ye olde shiza

    The movie will be a-okay. And 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' isn't that bad. The movie's probably about a crystal skull ... and a kingdom ... so what the fuck do you want it to be called? <br><br> You can't trust a gut reaction from fan boys. Everyone whined about flames on Optimus, yet went to see the movie anyway. In a non-related area, fanboys practically pissed fire when they heard that Nintendo changed the 'Revolution' to the 'Wii.' <br><br> We all see how angry they must have been now. I can't imagine how much money Nintendo is losing on the Wii because of those thousands of angry nerds! Oh wait, they're not losing shit. <br><br> George Lucas is the prison cafeteria server. He's going to put this food on your plate, and you're going to eat it and shut the fuck up. <br><br> Period.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    KOTCS

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    ijatkotcs

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Spot on Blue Meanie 1138.

    by C Legion

    The title "Raiders of the Lost Ark" would have been torn to shreds if AICN was around at the time, it's just as long and goofy as "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". The title is irrelevant, and all the moaners will shut the fuck up if Spielberg nails it, if not then they can bitch as much as they want.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    so now that the title is out...

    by Automation Overlord

    lets start hearing some spoilers on the plot, what is this kingdom and are the crystal skulls more of a religious artifact or voodoo macig like in ToD...and what about all these aliens we've been hearing about, maybe they have crystal skulls

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Screw the haters

    by Stollentroll

    Love the title, love the logo. Nothing else to say.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I remember the crystal skull

    by CherryValance

    from those shows like "In Search Of". I think it had it's own episode. Cool beans.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    horrendous title

    by cocolopez

    sounds like the name of a straight to dvd indiana jones cartoon movie.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Sure beats "Lost Opal of the MerMan Prince"

    by ArtemisClydefrog

    anybody else remember when that winner was being whispered?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones & the Masters Of The Universe

    by www.valiens.com

    I don't care what the subtitle is, just make the movie good.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I was expecting something cooler,but MTV?

    by liljuniorbrown

    These are the same dip shits that keep bringing us must see tv like Making the Band 25,My Super Sweet 16 and The Hillz. Thats the real reason other countries want to destroy us, not president Bush. They show The Hills and My Super Sweet 16 at terrorists camps and then follow that up with "do you want this to spread over here?" All of the people involved with those shows (and the people who enjoy them) should be shot in the head. Judging from the pictures in the paper this morning the Britney Spears song was bad but I wouldn't call her fat just yet. I guess that not suprising coming from the same people that called Ron Howards daughter fat. Such high standards.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Google "crystal skulls" == sounds perfect

    by Blue Meanie 1138

    "Some people with a mystical bend credit them with strange, supernatural powers. Geologists marvel at their size. Archaeologists wonder who made them. And nobody denies that they possess an eerie, horrible beauty unmatched by almost any other objects. They are the crystal skulls. There have been many replicas of human skulls that have been polished out of a single crystal of quartz rock. Some are ancient, some contemporary. A few have been made from pure quartz and are absolutely clear. A rare few are also life-sized. Quartz, composed almost entirely of silicon dioxide, is found in almost every type of rock and can form huge crystals that weigh tons. While it is colorless and transparent when pure, when a tiny portion of the silicon atoms are replaced with iron, aluminum, manganese or titanium, the crystal can take on beautiful colors. Amethyst is violet quartz. Jasper is quartz with red, yellow, brown, gray or black coloring. Onyx and Agate are quartz with bans of color. Bloodstone is green with red spots. If a single streak runs through the quartz it might be called Cat's Eye, Tiger's Eye or Rutile. All crystal is ancient and there are no good ways of guessing how long ago a skull shape was carved or polished out of the quartz. Scientists have examined some of the skulls whose history is not known looking for tiny marks that may tell what type of tools were used to carve them, but this may not always give a reliable age or origin. It does not eliminate contemporary artists using ancient methods. Probably the two most famous clear crystal skulls are the "Mitchell-Hedges" skull and a skull owned by the British Museum. The British Museum's skull was part of the exhibit at the The Museum of Mankind in London for many years. The skull sat in a case there labeled as "possibly of Aztec origin- the colonial period at the earliest." This was guesswork on the part of the museum staff. The museum itself obtained the skull from Tiffany's, the New York jewelers. Nobody is sure where Tiffany's obtained it, though there are rumors that it was part of a collection amassed by a mysterious soldier of fortune in Mexico. More recent examinations of the skull seem to indicate that the tools used to make it are most likely more modern than originally thought, placing the age of the skull at century at the most. The skull is so strangely hypnotic that there is a story that the cleaning staff at the musem one time insisted that the object be covered with a black cloth before they worked around it at night. The Mitchell-Hedges skull (right) has an even more checkered past than the Museum of Mankind Skull. F.A. Mitchell-Hedges was a self-proclaimed British adventurer during the early twentieth century. He told stories about how he gambled with the rich J.P. Morgan, roomed with Leon Trotsky and fought with Pancho Villa. All of these appear to be tall tales. The skull itself is, of course, very real, but how it came into Mitchell-Hedges possession is an open question. We know for sure that he was in possession of it by 1944. That year a member of the staff of the British Museum had bid on the skull at an auction and made this note:"

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE GLASS JAW OF ART BELL

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Can't wait.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    So, is this a crossover with HOUSE II ?

    by finky089

    You remember, the one with the guy's dead grandpa and the amazon crystal skull that they have to chase after? <p> Yay La Beef!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    an easy title fix: AND THE CRYSTAL SKULL KINGDOM

    by future help

    less copy, less confusion.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    It's odd that Spielberg said at Comic-Con

    by Mattyboy122

    That he's doing this for the fans, but then he throws in his pet Shia LaBeouf, who I think it's safe to say that the overwhelming majority of Indy fans don't want in this flick, and then the rumored story pisses all over the first three films (aliens giving us technology and religion = the Ark, Sankara Stones, and Holy Grail are now just spiffy pieces of alien hardware), and then they pimp this movie on the VMAs. It's clearly Spielberg trying to tweak Indiana Jones to be popular with the kids these days (jaded losers who love Shia LaBeouf), even if it means taking a shit all over the franchise. I've standed by my claim that if this film features Shia as Indy's son and/or the Chariot of the Gods theory, that it would be a wholesale rape of the original films, and it now seems like the film will boast both! Fuck. This. Shit.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE STFU YOU AICN ARSEHOLES!

    by mastes360

    Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Cystal Skull, wtf is wrong with the god damn title!. Oh and if people are going to post links, will they please post correct bloody links as none of them work!.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    IndiAbbey Jones, JettL93 was a fraud

    by finky089

    even if he did spark some interesting talkbacks.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    INDY JONES AND THE SHRIVELED NUT SACK

    by kenobi ghost

    The title smells like George Lucas.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    by Midol Boy

    IJATKOTCS...this summer!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Tokyo of the Drift

    by messi

    Fuck You

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Sounds like a "choose your own adventure" book for kids

    by pokadoo

    "...and the kingdom of skulls" would have been less of a mouthfull and less clumsy sounding. Their's no doubt Lucas came up with that title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the KKK

    by brock landers baby

    Waaaay too many K's in title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Darabont's script

    by Midol Boy

    For the guy who was inquiring about it earlier... Indiana vs. the Russians, Alien Artifact=Mguffin, Mankind started by aliens, not god, And that's about it. I'm sure Lucas just took those basic ideas, and added 2,000 CGI shots to it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, noon CST

    Oh, but IndiAbbey Jones....

    by finky089

    "This. This IS history." <p. ;)

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    WHAT PISSES ME OFF!!! (and it's NOT the title)

    by finky089

    What pisses me off is that fuckin IJ.com is not accessible via Flash only since the reboot in late July. Because of the restirction on our PC, I don't have the Flash and I can't download it either. FUCK YOU (bank I work for) and FUCK YOU LucasFilm! <p> The title? well, it's fine. It's the actual film I'll judge when I see it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    CORRECTION _____^

    by finky089

    I mean: <p> "What pisses me off is that fuckin IJ.com is ONLY accessible via Flash since the reboot "

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE POWER OF GREYSKULL

    by Gorgomel

    ...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones...

    by monsterforge

    ... and the Kingdom of Callista Flockheart's Head

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    city of gods

    by BacardiRocky

    If they called it "city of Gods," i wonder if that meant that there would have been cameo apperences by Lil'Ze and Knockout Ned? forget the Nazis, have Dr. Jones battling it out with brazilian drug gangs!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND GERITOL EVERYDAY

    by future help

    with arthritis as his enemy.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Crystal Skull...

    by Doctor_Kent1987

    This was talked about endlessly in the off shoot novels about Indy's life leading up to Temple of Doom. The whole story was him searching for this damn cursed crystal skull that was doomed to make him kill what he loved most. If it's anything like this story I won't be amused, but if it's not I'll be happy. I'll still see the movie and will probably enjoy the hell out it, but if it's like the novels I won't be too happy abou it. Oh well. But this story has already been touched on, I just wonder if they're going to use the novel series as actual canonical background and have it be the same skull and have him talk about it. And now I'm intrigued. oh well, love the title though. And sounds like a line out of one of the novels. Can't wait.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    MUST THEY rip off The Phantom?

    by captain_kirk

    The last swashbuckler movie I recall that had crystal skulls as a plot point was The Phantom, a fun, if slight, action movie. Please tell me this is a fake title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    It should have just been...

    by Boneyard

    "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull." The other title is just too much of a mouthful. The movie going public and press are just gonna call it "Crystal Skull " anyway...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't the title work without "Indiana Jones and"?

    by riskebiz

    Raider of the Lost Ark. The Temple of Doom. The Last Crusade.________All titles that work well on their own (like they should). "The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is an asine title any way you look at it and Speilberg should know better ... even if Lucas has obviously lost it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    KOTCS

    by AllieJamison

    holyfuckingshitholyfuckingshit. oh my. shock. KOTCS? Kingdom? how should I call you baby? something deep inside of me wants this to be a hoax. like the mermaid prince thing a long loong loong long long time ago. I'm still in shock. just the fact that they released the title. how could they do that...without warning me...after four weeks without any news at all.....

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    i like how orignal the lgo is

    by gudge

    that is all

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Already a Tokyo Disney ride-Temple of the Crystal Skull

    by The Gipper

    http://www.themeparkinsider.com/reviews/tokyo_disneysea/indiana_jones_-_temple_of_the_crystal_skull/

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    foreign releases

    by AllieJamison

    The german translation will be a mess.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Shia

    by AllieJamison

    this is the last announcement that should have been made by Shia for this film.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    It's a bit of a shock, AllieJ, but give it some time

    by finky089

    I'm letting it sink in for now. I'm not thrilled with it, either. But, it's not that bad. Wordy, but I think the tone fits in with the others, though it's sorta weak. <p> What I liked about the others, especially, "Raiders" and Crusade" was the way the titles eluded to more than just the film's macguffin. As someone up there said, those title weren't so "literal".

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    it's sinking in

    by AllieJamison

    hey...good to see you finky. I just read the news about 30 minutes ago, so all of my thoughts are still quite undigested and purely emotional bs. There probably cannot be any better title than LAST CRUSADE for a last installment. And it's as if this title is pulling me back to b-movie earth, where this "franchise" originated.... I wasn't only shocked by the title...but the fact that they were revealing it now..and through Shia...at the mtv awards...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Oh my God...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...now there's bitching about the title logo? Is this a joke? You fucking haters would have screamed bloody murder if the logo didn't use the same font as the other films in the series. <p> The talkbacker who said that the title Raiders of the Lost Ark would have been mauled by talkbackers if AICN had existed back in 1981 was right on the money. I'll bet you cinetards think The Empire Strikes Back is a good title. In fact, it's just as bad, if not worse, than Attack of the Clones -- never mind the difference in the films' qualities.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL DULL!

    by connor187

    Not that I think it will be dull, I think it will be quite good, just joining in the crack thats all.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    re: revealing the title - agreed, AllieJ

    by finky089

    Yes, revealing the title on the VMA via Shia is unspectacular. but perhaps that's because I stopped watching MTV about the time Remote Control hit. And my guess is, so did a large part of the existing Indyfan-base, if they ever watched MTV. <p> SS is smart and I think he knows he needs to stir up a bit of buzz among the younger crowd. The 16-24's know who Indy is and that he's a "film icon", but there's rarely the kind of attachment there is among those whose age exceeds that fickle demographic. SS and GL know they have Dark Knigh and increasingly positive Iron Man buzz to contend with next summer. <p> So, I have a hunch that revealing the title like that - through Shia- hit the males AND females they wanted to get excited about this project. The rest of us "original" Indyfans who probably don't watch Indy or hang pictures of Shia in our rooms (perhaps unless there are darts in it?) will still find out in our own ways. Like, by Internet.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Stan Gable, he'll fight King Hippo in the opening scene

    by finky089

    But will Sallah be riding on the bike in front of him whem he trains for his new adventure?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Four Weddings And A Funeral

    by mrbong

    if the whole film is in the title, what's the point in watching the film?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    dang it! - correction- "who probably don't watch MTV"

    by finky089

    That's what happens when my brian and my typing aren't synched up.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    INDY JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM WITH THE MAGIC STONES

    by George Newman

    . .

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    btw, AllieJamison

    by finky089

    good to see ya, too. Been a while since there was any real Indy news.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    INDY JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE FOR THE HOLY GRAIL..

    by George Newman

    IN THE CRESCENT CANYON

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    INDY JONES AND THE OVER-EXPLANATORY TITLE

    by George Newman

    too many words

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    BacardiRocky

    by CuervoJones

    I wrote about it!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the golden "Depends"

    by Devilboi

    ..complete with tire tracks

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE TALKBACKERS OF MEH

    by spud mcspud

    Indy faces his worst fear: snakes on a talkback!<P> "You bastards, I'll get you for this!"<P> "Indiana Jones, adieu."<P> I still think IN DIANA JONES is viable. Get Jessica Biel's people on the phone, pronto.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    The worst thing about this...

    by togmeister

    ...is that it would seem to confirm that the movie ISNT' about the Reds stealing the Ark of the Covenant. Which is a real shame. The Grail and the Sankara stones were lost but the Ark is still locked away in that warehouse just begging for a rematch which will sadly never come. The title's fine though. Out of context, the titles 'Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl' (mouthful), 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (what the heck does that mean?), and X2 : X-Men United (goofy) all sound dodgy, but the movies were fine so it's not an issue. I'd rather have a long wordy title that is distinctive than fall into the trap of the later Star Trek films by having 'snappy' and forgettable one-word titles. Nemesis? Insurrection? Generations? Which one is which?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    temple of the crystal skull

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    Follow in the footsteps of Dr. Indiana Jones in a harrowing, life-or-death quest for the legendary Fountain of Youth. But beware the Fountain is purported to be guarded by a vengeful, supernatural spirit known as the Crystal Skull!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I like it just fine

    by TheThirdMan

    It sounds like an old b-movie serial, which is EXACTLY what the IJ series is supposed to be. The title is cool, and I don't care about the artifact in question as long as they make an entertaining movie. Hell, who really gave a shit about the Sankara stones?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I want to see...

    by Schnorbitz

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Maze. With Richard O'Brien. And Mumsy.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and Louisiana Bones do the Nasty

    by Pizza The Hut

    If Marion only knew

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Das Königreich des Kristallschädels

    by AllieJamison

    Yeah sure, finky :). It's crystal-skull clear that the mtv award demographics are a crucial part of the action adventure film demographic. (Unfortunately I just became aware of the mtv crowd that will sit next to me next year.) The video of Shia announcing the title (over at mtv) is kinda funny. Because the audience reaction is rather ...mild. ;) <br> The first second I read the news about the title and saw Shia's name somewhere in the news piece I actually thought he had spilled the beans once again...hehehe...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Relax, we can live with the title

    by Abominable Snowcone

    We're not haters. We just think it's kinda silly. That's all. Doesn't mean we're taking a hot steamy turd on it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Serious

    by yorickfinn

    That is a god awful title. I hope to hell Shia was messing with everyone.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    togmeister, a sci-fi lesson for you

    by Abominable Snowcone

    You asked what "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" means.<p> First Kind-seeing a UFO<br> Second Kind-communication with UFO<br> Third Kind-physical contact<br>

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES & THE COMMEMORATIVE HARDEES MUG

    by reflecto

    That's what I think of this title.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Mild reaction at MTV awards because...

    by Pizza The Hut

    their crowd and the Indy crowd are like two separate frequencies. Why the two ever had to meet seems kind of dumb to me.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    SHIA SAID THEY'RE REMAKING KRULL WITH BILLY CRYSTAL!!!!

    by rosasaks

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Why are they making Lebeouf the De-Facto spokesman?

    by IndustryKiller!

    When he is clearly the most controversial member of the cast and the one that people aren't sold on yet. The more they shove him down our throats the less apt we are going to be to accept him. If there is anything this dude could afford to do right now it's lay low for a while and get out of our faces.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    The fact is...

    by TiVo1138

    none of us know much of anything about this movie. Let's not forget that along with "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," the other registered titles were:<br><br>- Indiana Jones and the City of Gods - Indiana Jones and the Destroyer of Worlds - Indiana Jones and the Fourth Corner of the Earth - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Indiana Jones and the Lost City of Gold - Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Covenant <br><br>From those titles, and what seems to be multiple reports suggesting that the Ark does indeed play a role in the movie, and that a large chunk of the plot is inspired from Erich Von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods, we're in for one helluva Indiana Jones movie--maybe even the best.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    meh...

    by codymr

    I'll still go see this one in the theatre.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Well, to all the Shia nay-sayers....

    by JiveTalker

    Just remember what happened with Transformers. Beforehand everyone was whining that there was "too much story" and that nobody wanted to see that much of the kid, and then after it came out everyone whined that there wasn't ENOUGH LaBuff. The parts in TF when he was onscreen were definitely the strongest (in an altogether POS movie, mind you, but still). The kid's got chops, no question. I think he will reinvigorate Indy. He seemed to be the only one in the ComiCon thing who was truly excited and grateful to be there. Oh yeah, and the title sucks donkey balls.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Oh, and one thing I don't get...

    by TiVo1138

    Why is everyone ready to hate this movie? Last I heard, Revenge of the Sith was <i>pretty damn good</i>. As was Munich, Catch Me if You Can, Minority Report, and a majority of Spielberg's work minus 1941 and The Lost World. <br><br>We're FINALLY getting a new Indiana Jones movie from two of the greatest storytellers of the last 50 years, one of the greatest movie stars of all time, and from a script that has been touched by numerous talented screenwriters including M. Night Shyamalan and Frank Darabont, both of which were fresh off of The Sixth Sense and The Green Mile.<br><br>And regardless of what you feel about Lucas, he has proven himself as an innovator and as a storyteller. Regardless of the script and the direction for the Star Wars prequels, the stories are structured brilliantly and intelligently, with the best of mythology, classic mystery stories, and Flash Gordon-esque serials. And he's callede this one a "total character piece" which is exactly what this film, being the last of the series, needs to be. That and the executives at Dreamworks have said that this is not so much a sequel, but a reprisal of a beloved character. This is what "Unforgiven" is to the classic Clint Eastwood western<br><br>So far, I have not seen one legitimate reason to suggest that this movie is going to be anything but awesome. Judging by the Comic-Con footage, everyone seems to be so excited that they're there working on another Indy movie. And really, it's a big deal when Harrison Ford seems that enthused about something he's doing. <br><br>This could be the first vintage Spielberg movie since Jurassic Park.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Lucas warned controversy??

    by GreenRoots

    Im with Moriarty. This name will change. I remember reading a quote from Lucas who said the artifact in search is so highly controversial he was suprised everyone was on board for it. I don't think a Crystal skull is controversial. I think INDY will be hunting a Muslim relic, hence to contemporary controversy, and that it's the only Western religion left for Indy to raid.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    TheRealMoriarty

    by davywankenobi

    While this title may or may not be real, why is there "No way Paramount and Spielberg and Lucas decide to announce this via Shia at an (MTV)awards show." They have to get this movie out to the young audience and having a scorching hot and talented actor who just KILLED in The Transformers this summer announce it on MTV seems like perfect marketing to a new audience who have heard all about how great Indy is from thier (boring)dads....Sounded like perfect marketing to me, my man.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    What's controversial about this....

    by TiVo1138

    is that it'll basically be saying that all of our ancient gods--the builders of the pyramids, helicopters being mentioned in the Bible, the idea that Soddom and Gamora (sp?) was a nuclear explosion, the Naztek (sp?) lines in Peru--were actually cosmic visitors and the source of both our evolution from Neanderthals to what we are today and most of our religions. Joseph Campbell talked about the correlation between ancient myths. Stories in the Bible and be traced to Greek mythology and as far back to the ancient epic of Gilgamesh. This movie looks to acknowledge the reason why the Flood was written about long before the story of Noah.<br><br>There was also an early story idea that they decided to go back to with this one--Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men From Mars. The script that was written was bad, and instantly rejected by Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford. However, some of the ideas in it have clearly made their way into this.<br><br>At first I thought conroversial = Muslim relic. But everything points to the thesis laid out in Daniken's Chariots of the Gods.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    The Controversial Artifact in question ...

    by ye olde shiza

    Is it ...<br><br> A.) George Lucas' mind?<br> B.) The Tricked-Out Blu-Ray, HDDVD, and DVD sets of the Original Star Wars Trilogy?<br> C.) An earthquake machine that will drown Hollywood underwater, possibly allowing for a movie that is NOT a sequel or a remake to make it to a screen near you?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Why the Beef is the Spokesmouth

    by Samuel Fulmer

    In the same way Phantom Menace was geared for the Teletubbie audience, I have a feeling that Indy 4 will be sold heavily to the Hills/High School Musical/Paris Hilton audience. Lucas/Spielberg don't care about your dollar, because they think they already have it. That's why they are making the mainstream face of Indy 4 is a "Hot New Actor."

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Too much alliteration

    by kafka07

    The words "Kingdom" and "Crystal" clash calamitously.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    well tivo1138, considering spielbergo

    by ironic_name

    made a movie about the Christ [e.t.] and last crusade had the holy grail, i can see this being "quasi-religioso" [as lucas once said], sounds cool, though i wonder if he gets shit from other jewish people at temple because of it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    The title just doesnt roll off the tongue well...

    by TheRealSeveren

    I dont know if its the fact that I havent gotten used to it or if the title simply doesnt work. There is so much in a name and the last three Indy's were great titles.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    saddam and gamera

    by ironic_name

    starring bronson pinchot as saddam bartokamus.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    DavyWanKenobi...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... no doubt you're right. I guess I expected them to make a bigger deal out of the title reveal, and the awards show venue seemed an odd choice. But demographically, it makes sense, I suppose, and considering how quickly the confirmation appeared on the official site and the logo was released, it was all obviously carefully coordinated. <P>Just one more reminder that I am no longer in the demo that the marketers target first. I am an old, old man.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    ...and the crystal skull

    by ironic_name

    or ...and the crystal kingdom

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    ...and the crystal blackberry

    by ironic_name

    ... and they Cristal, jiggas.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    ...and the jewboy i fathered.

    by ironic_name

    on maury.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    temple of doom

    by ironic_name

    callista's vagina.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    ...and the city of the dead

    by ironic_name

    ... an' thuh crystal tomb

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    indy five: short-round's revenge

    by ironic_name

    crazed ladyboy sucks for opium. tries to kill his first love, indy.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    ...and the band played on

    by ironic_name

    good morning.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    kafka07

    by spud mcspud

    Let alliteration lie low, lurking.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the

    by AllieJamison

    KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLED MTV TARGET AUDIENCE. I better not think of these words..."target demo"...."marketer" I take it into consideration...but thinking about it too realisticly is bad for the soul...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    So you can tell it will suck by the title?

    by Evil_Imp

    Hilarious! What's in a name? certainly not proof of a good or bad movie, that's for certain. So Temple of DOOOOOM! is a GREAT title then ? if that title came out today instead of years ago and people didn't have their Nostalgia goggles on i'm sure you all would rip on that title too. same goes for the EMIRE STRIKES BACK!!!! ooooooh simply terrible with the goggles on as well. give it a rest already . i swear so many people here just chomp at the bit for something to bitch about. we haven't even seen a bloody thing from the finished film yet and it's all this " I hate the Greaser Shia" " Ford is Sooo old " lol. guess what he IS old fools, and the story will reflect that. bitch bitch bitch. so much negative energy for a movie noone has seen. you all act like GL himself is directing this. It's Spielberg remember ? the guy who directed the last 3 films , you know the ones that are sooo GOOD?! he's an even better director now and when he tells us that he has made many movies for himself but he assures us that Indy IV is for US, the fans well i feel pretty optomistic about that. it sounds like he takes it very seriously . what have you got to look forward to if not this? this is the end of an Era in Filmmaking and we will never have something like a SW or an Indiana Jones to look forward to again. gee can't wait for that4th installment of that awesome Fast and the Furious series, or that latest Alien VS Predator joke. i hear more optimism for a Crappy Alien ripoof ,(especially based on the last joke ,AVP) than Fucking Indiana Jones man!. The good ol days are certainly gone. the internet has destroyed the joy of film. everyones an armchair critic and NOTHING impresses anymore. sad. I'm gonna go into this movie like a 13 year old Indy fan with anopen mind. it's not suppoed to make you relive your childhood , just entertain for a couple of hours and i'm sure it will do that.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    >>Ah, dessert! Chilled crystal skulls...<<

    by AllieJamison

    There's an "ö" and an "ä" in the german title. It looks and sounds not only ugly but as funny as the funniest fake titles ever created in Indy TBs. I'm not saying this as blind bashing. I'm just acknowledging what's there. I doubt you'll be able to go into this film "like a 13 year old"... On the one hand you're speaking like a bitter disillusioned 80 year old about the last things of cinema, on the other hand you want to walk into this with the mind set of a child? Something about these assessments is wrong. I understand the open mind part..although even that is fairly unrealistic. I don't know...in the end I'll just sit there full of emotional baggage and thoughts and concerns. Hopefully the consideration that it's going to be a miracle if this film will be good will cool me off.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Evil_Imp

    by lovethatjoker

    The fact that you think Spielberg is a better director now than ever before discredits any point you tried to make in your post. Go eat a dick and allow us to mourn the once un-fucked-with trilogy that was Indiana Jones.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    it's in the books.

    by brassai2003

    I'm actually surprised no one mentioned this with all the indy "fans" here (at least I didn't see a post about it) HIs quest for the Crystal Skull is actaully from the 8 vol. novel series. these books were an easy read and pretty awesome. Nevertheless, the skull played a roll in several of the early ones written by Rob Macgregor. I always thought that the artifact would make a cool movie.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Too much alliteration!

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    tongue twister it ain't!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    "Go eat a dick and allow us

    by Evil_Imp

    "Go eat a dick and allow us to mourn the once un-fucked-with trilogy that was Indiana Jones." say's the guy who hasn't seen said "unfinished" movie. lol it may suck, it might not. point is YOU don't know yet asshat. you are just a bitter whiner who has already made up his mind. go take your elitist future seeing worthles opinion and take your own advice. Go eat a Dick and let those of us who want to look forward to this enjoy the moments leading up to it. YOU already know it sucks so the fact you just wanna cry and bitch about it all day say's a lot about YOU. get a life whiner. ha ha

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Indy 4

    by Yeti

    Works for me.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the we need a new gimmick...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    for endless bad talkback title puns...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and His Balls of Fury.

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    Ka-ra-TE.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones 4: Electric Boogaloo.

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    Always good for a laugh that electric boogaloo.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    THIS...IS...THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    I had to do it....sorry.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    give it time

    by hegele

    When Temple of Doom was released, everyone simply called it Raiders 2. Then when The Last Crusade was released, everyone called it Indy 3. After a while though the titles warm up to the audience and now they are all refered to as "Temple of Doom and "Last Crusade" or "Temple" and "Crusade". No doubt that the next year people will refer to it as Indy 4. When it hits the market I think we'll warm up to "kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Evil Imp

    by lovethatjoker

    Go jack off to The Terminal and the shitty War of the Worlds remake and I'll stick with the Spielberg films he made before he became a washed up hack. Live and let live, deal?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Richard O'Brian or Ed Tutor Pole to host?

    by Gorrister

    Oh wait, it's NOT "The Crystal Maze"? Never mind then......

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Lucas = Brilliant Idea Man, Terrible Writer/Director

    by LaserPants

    Its no wonder that the greatest film he was ever involved in, was the one he had the least input into -- THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. I'm not a hater, I mean I love STAR WARS (my faves being ESB, ANH, and ROTS, yes, ROTS), but whenever I hear stuff about Lucas and the writing process, I cringe. He simple can't write dialogue. A BRILLIANT idea man, no doubt, but a terrible writer and not a very good director either.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    "Go jack off to The Terminal

    by Evil_Imp

    "Go jack off to The Terminal and the shitty War of the Worlds remake and I'll stick with the Spielberg films he made before he became a washed up hack. Live and let live, deal? " I don't like either of those films. so i guess you are done complaining about a "Washed up hack" then? or are you? show me more of your True motivation here

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    The Title

    by Samuel Vimes

    Yeech. I'm hoping Lucas will pull a "Revenge of the Jedi" and change the title before the movie's actually released--- maybe he'll decide then that Indy wouldn't be the type of archeologist who'd go looking for a "Crystal Skull"? <br> <br> The Lost Ark of the Covenant: YES. The Holy Grail: YES. Something grand, something historic, something mythic--- the sort of treasures that Indy SHOULD be after. (But then again he did go after those Sankara Stones in the second movie...)

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE MEAT ROCKET OF DOOM

    by BringingSexyBack

    Shia takes an eye-rolling ride on Jeff Gannon's pole. Indy watches lustfully.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    RAIDERS OF THE BAR MITZVAH

    by BringingSexyBack

    Undesirables crash Shia's coming-of-age extravaganza. Indy must save the party.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST LEMONADE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Nothing better on a Sunday than a nice rocking chair and a cold glass of Country Time Lemonade.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Fuck off lovethatjoker

    by Proman1984

    Live and and fuck yourself. And excuse me as I go whack of to "The Terminal" which I honestly love.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF POON

    by BringingSexyBack

    When Shia swaps the Torah with a Hustler, hilarity ensues. Co-starring Emile Hirsh as the other Jewish kid.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    You loved The Terminal?

    by BringingSexyBack

    What's wrong with you?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE QUARTER JEW

    by BringingSexyBack

    If it means I get the role, then yeah, I'm quarter Jewish too. L'Chaim!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST

    C Legion

    by one9deuce

    RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is a great title. The perfect title. And it's most certainly not as "long and goofy" as INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. It's not even as many syllables as KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL alone. Just the acronym for the new title is long to type: IJATKOTCS. <p> Please Lucasfilm, I am begging you (and I'm apparently not alone) to pull a "REVENGE OF THE JEDI" and change this title. It's not too late, you haven't released the teaser trailer or poster yet. INDIANA JONES AND THE CITY OF THE GODS sounded monumental and epic. This new title isn't bad, it's just really goofy. Like one of the Indiana Jones books or videogames but certainly not for a feature film.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    i don't blame mori for saying this must be a joke

    by slappy jones

    I still hope it is!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a Choose Your Own Adventure title

    by WONKABAR

    After "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones" you were expecting....nuance?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF THE KURT WHO LAUGHS

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    I laughed and laughed, fucking fuck it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    krack - "JettL93" was a big phoney

    by finky089

    And not everything the guy said turned out to be legit. He insisted the title was going to be "Crown of the Pharoah"(sic) and tried to pass off a shitty fan-made poaster as his "irrefutable proof" that he had a connection to the production. <p> In fact, most of what he said was stuff that could be found in other sources or on CHUD, He just collected them, threw them out here like he was divulging some insider" info and made up everything else that held the tidbits together because he thought it was what we'd want to hear. <p> The fucker was like Supershadow, making shit up to get his jollies from all the attention we gave him.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    one9deuce

    by finky089

    to your point, though, this title is only one syllable off of the full Raiders title (6 vs 7). And the acronyms would be nearly just as long <p> IJATROTLA - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark <p> IJATKOTCS - IJ and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls <p> Now, i knwo the original title of the first Indy film was simply "Raiders of the Lost Ark", which is still how I refer to it, but technically, just like "Star Wars" is now "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope", that IS the title. And it's not all that different. peace

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Yeah, well Boxofficemojo still calls it "Star Wars"

    by WONKABAR

    Raiders of the Lost Ark = cool title. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark = Lame title

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    THIS STORY IS UNTRUE

    by Harrison Ford

    The title is INDIANA JONES AND THE ADVENTURES OF THE LOOSE DENTURES.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Proman...

    by lovethatjoker

    ...then I have no doubt you'll love Indy and the cocks.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Sucky Titles

    by captain_kirk

    Indiana Jones and the Hunt for Red October Indiana JOnes and the Hunt for Blue Viagra. Indiana Jones and the Search for Spock. Indiana Jones and Billy Zane get it on in purple spandex. Indiana Jones and the Hunt for P*ssy Indiana Jones and the Temple of Dumb

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Sucky Titles

    by captain_kirk

    Indiana Jones and the Hunt for Red October Indiana JOnes and the Hunt for Blue Viagra. Indiana Jones and the Search for Spock. Indiana Jones and Billy Zane get it on in purple spandex. Indiana Jones and the Hunt for P*ssy Indiana Jones and the Temple of Dumb

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE PREDICTABLE TALKBACK RETITLING

    by Johnno

    This never gets old!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    krack, I'd send you to the talkbacks, but

    by finky089

    I think he got banned eventually because all of his posts are gone. Here's the two where he really exposed his assholiness <p> http://tinyurl.com/2zx9po <p> http://tinyurl.com/26gwbb <p> Actually, the TB reactiosn to the sad fucker at the end are pretty funny. Even TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION gets in on it...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Good for Box Office Mojo

    by finky089

    at least they still "fight the good fight"

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    TOO WORDY!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    That title's a dang mouthful.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Clowns

    by captain_kirk

    Maybe, if this is really an Atlantis movie, we'll see that giant fish that chased after Qui Gon Jinn and that dude from trainspotting. Oh, Steven, Steven, Steven...Was this title the cost of being able to resurrect Dr. Jones? Did George really make you do it? Hey, does anyone know if Lucas is requiring the movie be shot digital?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Disney TokyoSea?

    by PirateEmery

    The Indiana Jones Adventure ride (much like the one in the Anaheim Disneyland) is called "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull." That's fishy...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    how so? they took an idea that was already around

    by finky089

    in the paperback novels and flushed it out into its own ride.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    "Crystal Skull" spoiler

    by alienindisguise

    the crystal skull was made by aliens..that's gonna be the twist..the end will harken back to "Close Encounters" Just you all wait

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    BY THE POWER OF CRYSTAL SKULL!

    by Pennsy

    Sorry, I had a Dolph Lundgren as He-Man moment there.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    There will be no REAL aliens in this movie

    by finky089

    If there are any refernces to aliens, it will be a red herring. Something of "unspeakable power" will be what's behind whatever is going on (I'm guessing that would be the crystal skull), and in order to cover it up, the government instead leads people to believe there are UFO's causing weird things to happen/be seen. I have a very hard time believing Indy will have a true "close encounter". It just doesn't fit with the Indyverse.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    lovethatjoker...

    by Proman1984

    No I love the KOCS (Kingdom OF the Crystal Skull) :).

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie's Indiana Jones and The Vile of Crystal Meth

    by Dr Gregory House

    Starring Sig Haig as Jones and Sherri Moon as Marion. A vile of meth that has been stolen by inbreeders from a rival trailer park and Jones must get it back before people sober up, get jobs, stop crankin' out babies and get off welfare.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    You guys are lucky Ford doesn't know how to get online.

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Buy the official t-shirt!!!!

    by wadi77

    http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_sku=IJGTMTT&rid=SMCMFH00001<p>Remove the space on that link.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    We guys are lucky Ford doesn't know how to AIM

    by finky089

    U all wud B pwned! 4 reel! Noobs!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Sorry finky089

    by one9deuce

    But the title is RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. The title IN the film hasn't changed. The only reason that Lucasfilm refers to it as INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (besides the fact that he likes to lessen his earlier films by revision) is so all the DVD's at Blockbuster or wherever will have all three Indiana Jones films next to each other instead of RAIDERS being over with the R's. Because Joe Average is a dumbfuck. <p> And by the way the U.S. National Film Registry for the Library of Congress has STAR WARS and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK preserved as "culturally, historically, or esthetically important" films. No "INDIANA JONES AND THE" bullshit or "EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE" nonsense.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    I think both were on CHUD, though, krack

    by finky089

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think they broke that info the same morning he started saying it. Which is why people started calling BS and asking him to come up with specific details nobody found anywhere else. <p> Jett came up with details, but they were completely fabricated to appease his captive TB audience. <p> I wish he hadn't been banned because if you could read the bullshit he was writing in those later TB's you'd see what a douche he was. E-mail Mori if you want his recapped opinion that Jett was leading us all on.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    krack

    by one9deuce

    Just stop please. It has become patently obvious that you are Jettl93. I read the name Mutt long before you(he) mentioned it here.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Well, one9deuce, that's just fine in my book

    by finky089

    I know why Lucas did it with the titles. I wasn't saying one is "right or not", just that Lucas tried to re-brand them for his own purposes. <p> I am not a proponent of going back to mess with art once it's done. It's reflective of when it's done and it should be left alone. Most certainly not to be fucked with for some marketing purpose.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Uh-oh...Toshiba's wooing Warners to go HD-DVD exclusive

    by Pennsy

    As well as WalMart, according to the LA Times: http://tinyurl.com/3x6gsp

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    OTOH, Pennsy is choosing HD-VMD, and here's why.

    by Pennsy

    Because TWO HD COMPETING FORMATS ARE JUST NOT ENOUGH, DAMBIT!<p> http://tinyurl.com/3xv49v for the scoop. "HD VMD discs, which hold up to 30GB on a single side, are encoded with a maximum bit rate of 40 megabits per second; that's within spitting distance of Blu-ray's 48 mbps, and quite a bit more than 36 mbps for HD DVD. The format uses MPEG-2 and VC1 video formats to encode at 1080p resolution for the time being, and will possibly move to the H.264 format in the future." <p> ...The HD VMD format supports up to 7.1-channel Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS audio output, though it will not offer the high-bit-rate Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master Audio surround-sound codecs. <p> Jeebus...at least these guys are going to the mat with a $150 HD-VMD player.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    CHUD link (remove spaces)

    by finky089

    http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=news&id=10883 <p> I'm not sure this is the first place the "Mutt" thing was broken, but this story hit the same time Jett started talking about it on AICN. Coincidence? I think not. <p> Oh, and one9deuce, krack's not "JettL93". he was already here (and if memory serves, under a different name before being randomly banned for no reason)

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Let's have a different HD-DVD format for every movie

    by Pizza The Hut

    ...with about 100 players sitting on the floor next to my TV (all obsolete every 3 years of course).

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Lucas Spielberg and The...

    by chrisd

    Incredibly Stupid Title! Of course, it's much less annoying than (and less annoyingly long as) Star Wars: Episodes I - III: The Attack of the Has Been.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford is watching you poop!

    by WONKABAR

    .

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    About the aliens...

    by chrisd

    that made the crystal skull. Are we going to have watch them walk around in muddy water for 20 minutes like in War of the Worlds?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Oh com on, everyone bitched about the title...

    by rbatty024

    Attack of the Clones and look how that turned out...oh shit.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    george newman

    by misnomer

    haha Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade For The Holy Grail In The Cresent Canyon. that comment touched me....down there. seriously though, I'm really disappointed in this title. Indiana Jones And The City Of Gods sounded SO COOL. Indiana Jones And The Destroyer Of Worlds was even COOLER. Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is just so uninspiring to hear.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS

    by misnomer

    THATS THE TITLE...thats the title...thats the title...this is a lie...this is a lie.....*rocks back and forth in corner of the room* seriously, if youre going to introduce aliens into the Indy universe, surely Destroyer of Worlds has that great 50's vibe? am I right or am I right?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Krack...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... the kid was a liar. He took info he found elsewhere and passed it off as "his," and every single "exclusive fact" he presented is FALSE, not true. <P>You're way, way off base on this.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    krack, Google site: www.aintitcool.com "mutt"

    by finky089

    and see what you come up with. If I had more time, I'd research it, but with Jett's comments now gone, it's harder to pinpoint, though I think it was on one of those links I posted that it first comes up. <p> Anyway, it doesn't matter. It is interesting to speculate HOW those tidbits got out, but I do not think that JettL93 had any validity to his claims. If he did come by some veritable info, it was purely by coincidental association with something quasi-reputable.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    WHOA! What just got posted up there?

    by finky089

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    how funny. YouTube DOES have everything

    by finky089

    Somebody earlier in this TB mentioned this show and how the expert concluded it was made later than the site in which it was discovered. <p> I like Mayans and all, but I have to think there's more reliability in science than oral tradition passed down over 3,600 years. Still, it DOES certainly fule the imagination - which is what Indy is all about.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    LONG LIVE INDIANA JONES!!

    by finky089

    whatever the title may be.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE ENLARGED PROSTATE

    by LuckyStrike

    I kind of giggled at that one...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE LOST CITY OF ZINJ

    by Big Goozoo

    Because being on par with "Congo" is about as good as this flick can hope for...

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    PS: Don't worry about this crappy-ass title...

    by Big Goozoo

    Remember, Episodes I-III were great, right? Whoops.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES and the SKULL OF DOOM

    by TheNorthlander

    as the guy on the youtube clip called it. Much better imo and a bit indy retro. How about just calling it RAIDERS OF THE SKULL OF DOOM?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    *SPOILER*: CRYSTAL SKULL HIDDEN UNDER SHIA'S JEWFRO

    by BringingSexyBack

    No need to see the movie now.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CRYSTAL SKULLFUCK OF DOOM

    by BringingSexyBack

    I never really understood the concept of skull-fucking. I'm gonna Wiki it.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    About as hammy a title as The Phantom Menace

    by Drath

    Yet not as cool as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, or The Last Crusade. I'm surprised they went with such a long subtitle actually, but seeing as every other title under the sun has been guessed except for Indiana Jones and Jane Fonda's Armpit, I shouldn't be. I'm having my fun mocking it, but I do hope I can enjoy the movie. It's just I feel, once again, that they're out of touch with what I want to see and their picking such an awkward mouthful of a title is the first clue. Probably no coincidence that I thought the best of the Star Wars prequels was Revenge of the Sith, the only with a title that sounds like true Star Wars to me. I know, don't judge a book by its cover or a movie by its title...but it's still not the greatest title. City of the Gods sounded a thousand times better.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones

    by TheNorthlander

    Like I said, it might just as well have been Indiana Jones AND THE Crystal OF THE Skull AND THE Kingdom WITH THE Crystalmakers AND Lucas's mom. How many 'and the's and 'of the's does one title need?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    SHORT ROUND WILL OWN YOUR ASS

    by Gorrister

    Just felt it had to be said

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE SEARCH FOR K-Y JELLY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Calista's in the mood for teh buttseks

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    lovethatjoker....

    by TiVo1138

    So Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, and Munich are the works of a washed up hack? <br><br>Some people like to hate for no reason I think.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    This means Atlantis

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    The 3600 year old Crystal Skull of actual history is probably what this is about... and it's always been said to come from Atlantis.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    ...damn whitie crackers...

    by LandosColt45

    Just look at the illiteration that the white jewish movie makers of today can get away with. the three repeated "K" sounds in this racially offensive title obviously imply that indiana jones is involved with the KKK. Leave it to whitie gorge Lucas to short change the black man again. First mace motherfuckin' windu gets killd by some pussy ass old white geezer, now this. They say he's making a movie about black pilots, but we've been hearing that for years - what's a brother gotta do to get some respect? Ain't it obvoius the guy has it out for black folk. Just like George Bush.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF KUNTA KINTE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Just to appease the black folk

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Jack Colby

    by Rando Calrisian

    I agree... first thing, I kind of like the title. And when it stands alone Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls sounds pretty good. Much like Raiders of the Lost Ark. Adding the Indiana Jones in front makes it a little long. But So was Pirates of the Carribean - The Curse of the Black Pearl. Come on poeple - this is a great title for a classic "B" picture which is what these are supposed to invoke. Get over it. ...and LandosColt45... WTF?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    I like the title because it came from the heart!!!

    by wackybantha

    Actually I don't give a rat's ass as long as Willie Freakin' Scott is in it!!! j/k....or am I?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull from House 2.

    by Lornsorrow

    AAhhh, 1987. House 2, The Second story. Royal Dano as Gramps, Arye Gross as Jesse, Jonathan Stark as Charlie, Amy Yasbeck as Jana, and Dean Cleverdon as the evil reanimated Slim. Fun memories, I still put the dvd on watch it once and a while. Another movie about Crystal skulls now?

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Ok,

    by Lornsorrow

    Sure, why not. I can go for another skull film. AS long as LUCAS doesn't FUCK IT UP!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    I'll take one for Raiders of the lost Ark,

    by TheRealSeveren

    I'll take one for Temple of Doom, Give me two for The Last Crusade, One ticket please for The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I would feel like an ass buying a ticket for INdy 4 and saying that title out loud at the box office. Weird video. This woman is a great liar. Probably paid by the secret German craftsman coalition that really made the crystal skulls.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Why couldn't they call it

    by krushjudgement

    Indiana Jones and the Greatest Fucking Movie Title Ever Designed To Shut Up The Dumb Motherfuckers Who Judge a Movie Based Soley on It's Name! Yeah that would,ve been great. You Know Lucas, Speilburg, and Ford will put everything they have into this. Your childhood is not raped. Just look at the entire history of fiction, themes, characters, and stories have always, and will always be re-used and revisited.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    If only they'd release ...

    by ye olde shiza

    Allan Quartermain and The Lost City of Gold on DVD, my collection of adventuring archeologists would be complete!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Just watched the youtube deal and I'm sold on it.

    by GQtaste

    Looks intriging as hell to me. Matter of fact, I only wished there was more stuff to watch about this info!

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

    by one9deuce

    by itself is a fine title. But it just doesn't work with INDIANA JONES AND THE in front of it. <p> INDIANA JONES AND THE CITY OF THE GODS is such a perfect title, the second I read that earlier in the year my anticipation for this film went from 100 to 1000 instantly. The first picture of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones again had the same effect.

  • Sept. 10, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of Crystal Clear CGI

    by cyclo

    "For Harrison's scenes we used probably 95% CGI. For the other characters, we used live actors. There's a scene in the film where we see the back of Indy's head and he has his hat on... that was Harrison."

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    I Just Want It To Be Good

    by Wolftever

    I can't even begin to tell you what Raiders Of The Lost Ark meant to me when it came out. It was the first movie I vividly remember seeing at the theater. I was 12 when it came out, so I know I had seen other movies at the theater ... but this one stands out as the first REAL movie I ever experienced. It was life changing for me. Reinforced a love for writing and a desire to tell stories that was already there, but burned stronger and stronger after seeing Raiders. I've been a life-long Harrison Ford fan (I know, he hasn't done a good movie in a while, but I still believe, damn it!). The movie got me interested in movies! I had to learn who these people were ... this Lucas, this Spielberg. Raiders is truly a touchstone in my life, and I for one can't wait for this movie, whatever the title is. All you talkback freaks who can do nothing but hate, maybe you should just turn off the computer and do something else for a while. Because if you're not excited about this movie, you don't really love movies. It may suck. It may suck as bad as the Star Wars prequels did. God, I hope not. But we just don't know yet. Right now, all I know for sure is that Spielberg is directing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones again. That's enough for me until the lights go down and we see what they give us. As for Ford being too old, isn't that the point? Isn't that the only real creative reason to go back to this well? Shoot, I wish Clint Eastwood would revisit Dirty Harry one more time. I was glad Stallone did Rocky Balboa, and damned if John Rambo doesn't look awesome. Hell, even John McClain held up pretty well (if you can forgive the airplane scene). Truffaut made four films following one character over the course of his life. Revisiting these fan-favorite characters and seeing their adventures from a different perspective ... it worked in Unforgiven, didn't it? I'm hoping for a rich adventure story, a chance to say goodbye to an incredible character, and a fitting end to a stunning legacy. Haters be damned.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Perhaps

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    The reason Shia released the name of the title is for the obvious reason that they (Paramount and Lucasfilm) hope that he will be the future Indiana Jones. This might explain the title; they hope this isn't a send-off, but a total relaunch.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Makes Sense

    by Wolftever

    It makes sense that they would want to somehow extend the franchise, especially if this one is a hit. It also makes sense that they would have Shia announce the title at the VMA's because they are obviously going to need to appeal to his and MTV's audience in order to get the crowds to the theater. What is the general consensus of Shia being in the movie and perhaps being groomed to take the franchise over? I'm a fan of him as an actor ... I hated Transformers, but thought he was okay in it. He was also good in Disturbia, a movie I enjoyed despite seeing its faults. I'm not sold on him as the next big action star ... but I have to wait to see Indy IV before deciding how I feel about him taking custody of the fedora.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Bitch all you want about the title... you know we'll

    by Kirbymanly

    .. all be there opening weekend. I mean, what the fuck? Its Indiana Jones! By the way, didn't any of you AICN guys have anyone in Toranto to see Diary of the Dead? Where's the review? Other sites are scooping you left and right.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Tobey Maguire will star in ROBOTECH!!!

    by wadi77

    His production company, Maguire Entertainment will produce for Warner Bros.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Search for KOCS!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    He searches airport bathroom stalls for KOCS! Guest-starring Sen. Larry Craig!

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones In The Ruins of the VMA's!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    He battles MTV's reality TV nazis to preserve the music video! "These videos belong on the real MTV!" Guest-starring video booster Justin Timberlake!

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Sex With Lara Croft!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Harrison Ford! Angelina Jolie! Hardcore sex! Box Office gold!

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Wolftever

    by DocPazuzu

    Excellent post.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Phwoor!

    by Runs with a Gut

    This project is starting to give off the unmistakable odor of a missed opportunity. The Ark of the Covenant should have been the McGuffin. Along with functioning as an obvious linchpin, it would have facilitated nostalgic, bridge-building references to the first film. It would be small-minded to think that all of the Ark's secrets were revealed after its lid was removed by Belloq and the Nazis .... Now where did I put the Nilodor?

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Great youtube video

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Really interesting...the woman says the crystal skulls were rumoured to come from Atlantis? Wonder if this will play out at all in the movie? Can't wait.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 3:01 a.m. CST

    ALL TALKBACKERS TAKE NOTE!

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    "Aahhh Venice........"

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST

    yeah a huge missed opportunity

    by Geek Sodomizer

    to retread a previous theme? lol c'mon dude.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 3:06 a.m. CST

    lol krack

    by Geek Sodomizer

    do you just not like Shia or do you not think he fits in this series? I like him but don't think he's a good fit. But I'm trying to keep an open mind.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    i told you

    by El Borak

    awesome

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    What we can expect...

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    Mini-Adventure opening the movie - possibly in the Army Base shown on the brief clip. Russian threat and plot points being laid down in Marshall college scenes. Introduction of Mutt and Broadbent cameo in College scenes. Action scene in college as Indy gets involved with bad guys, Mutt gets dragged along. Introduction of Marion - establishment of Mutt being a possible son of Indy. Explanation of quest. Introduction of villian. Map montage with Red-line route.Introduction of Ray Winstone. Set-piece 1 and 2. Bad guys chasing Indy's crew. Booby-traps. Set-piece 3. End. But as to how it will end???? Please - no more Indy movies if Harrison Ford is not front and center.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:05 a.m. CST

    everything "jett" knew

    by El Borak

    i also knew. it wsas already out there.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST

    i need your skulls

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    its still gonna be cool movie since its probly gonna be about mayans and theres gonna be some sort of kingdom, and skulls are cool to look at. buuuut indys gonna be old and shias gonna be gay so lower your expectations a lot. i hope they play some misfits somewhere in the film.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST

    RAIDERS, DOOM, CRUSADE, KINGDOM...sounds OK

    by performingmonkey

    I like the cheese of the title. Let's hope it turns out to be better than other Lucas movies with cheesy titles such as Attack Of The Clones (aka The Worst Movie Ever Made: Except For Revenge Of The Sith)

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    That title is senile

    by stamper

    It's just like all those 80's italian Indy wannabe movies, remember ? Derivative, no imagination. No mystery, just DUMB.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7 a.m. CST

    IndiAbbey Jones

    by TheNorthlander

    That does sound about right. Possibly a snake or two put in there somewhere for good meassure, and a cheesy oneliner that's only put in there to establish connection to the old movies (that's if we're lucky), but the result of it will probably only remind us how much we wish it wasn't needed. Let's only hope they won't go the route of Indy being kidnapped and saved by Marion or Shia this time instead of the other way around...

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    The Northlander

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    I will eat my testicles if they do not have Indy saying to Marion - "It's not the mileage, it's the years."

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES & THE GRAY HAIRED STUNTMAN CELEBRATION

    by kenobi ghost

    This movie has me frightened.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST HORSEFUCK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Mr. Hands, we hardly knew ye ...

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    It's tragic what people will shove up their asses

    by BringingSexyBack

    I know this is the wrong talkback, but I can't go in the other one again. I feel sick.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Kick in the Nuts

    by Pizza The Hut

    ...by Marion of course.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the curse of the snot nosed kid.

    by palewook

    Shia LaBeouf is a tool.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Hope they acknowledge that the crystal skull was a hoax

    by rev_skarekroe

    See http://tinyurl.com/39gt23

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    partial archive of Jettl thread, with Jettl

    by ButtfuckZydeco

    http://tinyurl.com/ytvh6a

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Mass Hysteria

    by ye olde shiza

    Why do many of you hate Shia LeBeouf? And give a real reason ... not one's on this board, which range from "he's gay" to "snot-nosed kid."

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Who's the villain going to be?

    by Kid Z

    ... Whitley Schreiber?

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE ELUSIVE MACGUFFIN

    by Fortunesfool

    Would have made a better title. If you ask me. Which you didn't. But i'm mentioning it anyway. :P

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    One question.

    by Dokkalvar

    Ok Maybe two: Will this be set in Central America? and two, why wasn't the mysteries of the Aztec's ever considered for an Indiana Jones movie before? This seems right up their alley. I'm actually very interested, if they get into all the mysteries.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    mass

    by palewook

    his name sucks, his presence sucks, and he comes off like a self entitled shit that thinks the world revolves around him. in short, he needs knocked the F out.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I don't like Shia because he awakens the gayness in me

    by BringingSexyBack

    with his soft, shining Jewfro and hairless bum.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE ISLAND OF THE HORSE FUCKERS

    by BringingSexyBack

    It's a wacked out island, for sure.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    My crystal balls WERE like watermelons...

    by vicious_bastard

    ...now they are shrivelling up fast. I CAN'T believe that this will be the actual title. A monkey says it changes.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    I ordered the T-shirt from StarwarsShop

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    I hope they change the title so I get some Revenge of The Jedi style memorabilia..

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Title nay-sayers

    by tylermo

    Yep. Here they come. The movie automatically sucks because of the title. Admittedly, looks-wise, I'm not nuts about Shia. Haven't seen any of his movies, so I'll comment no more on that topic. As for George Lucas, I have mild concerns because of the mixed bag prequel films. Not too worried about Harrison or Spielberg, however. Here's hoping Lucas and Spielberg keep the 90's and 2000's overly-PC pussified crap out of this film. I still see some people talking or joking about CGI. It was said sometime back that as many effects as possible would be done the old-fashioned way. As for a tie-in to Raiders...if they pulled that off, it would be great. If the bookend angle sucks, then you've ruined the greatness of the original film. I'm keeping expectations low, and will probably be surprised.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Lucas-Like Title

    by Pizza The Hut

    Call it whatever you want George. It'll still make money.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    harrison ford is watching you poop!

    by ironic_name

    http://tinyurl.com/388r2e

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    harrison ford is watching you poop!

    by ironic_name

    http://tinyurl.com/388r2e

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    the adventures of doctor wai

    by ironic_name

    and the scriptures with no words.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    The Knight!

    by jimbubble

    Errrr...no he doesn`t! He lost the abilty to own anyone a long long time ago,before his head was firmly lodged in his anal canal! I`m however pretty up for a new Indy movie!

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    "I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady"!

    by finky089

    That was the first time I heard her name. It was where the love affair began. <p> with Back to the Future...

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Marcus

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    "Water? No thank you fish make love in it. Does anyone understand a word I'm saying?"

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    "Jettl93" thread from ButtfuckZydeco

    by finky089

    Thanks man. That was before old Supershadow Jett really started showing his true colors, though. He still sounded halfway believable there.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Anchorite, why do you politicize everything?

    by BringingSexyBack

    You'll get your Jane Whatshername obit TB in 3 weeks. That's the typical AICN lead time. Now shut the fuck up.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    El Borak

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    Looking at your post on http://tinyurl.com/ytvh6a you seem to have hit everything that has been revealed so far...can we take it that you are the new JettL93. except that you speak true instead of shit.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    You didn't drag poor Marcus into this, did you?

    by finky089

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    I thought you said Marcus would blend in, disapear?

    by IndiAbbey Jones

    Are you kidding? I was making that up. Marcus once got lost in his own Museum.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Ooh cool...10 years ago

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Now: meh.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    At the VMA's? WHY?

    by TheWacoKid

    Why on earth would Steven Spielburg and George Lucas and everyone agree to annouce this at the VMA's of all places? This is a MOVIE announcement at a MUSIC show. What the hell? Nobody cared at the place. You could almost hear crickets when Shia announced it. I think they overestimated how many people would care about the release of the title. My wife loves Indiana Jones, could care less about what the title is. She just wants to see the movie. LIKE MOST OF AMERICA. ON THE VMA's?!?! Stupid if you ask me.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Please be fake for the movies own sake

    by MontyPigeon

    To announce the title on the worst television show that has ever aired doesn't bode well for the film itself.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Teaser coming around Thanksgiving!!!

    by rhcp2sweet

    According to Lucas in an article that was in USA Today

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Karen Allen is the sexiest tomboy beanpole in history

    by The Gipper

    The woman hasn't aged a day in 25 years.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe

    by dropofahat

    Hrev_skarekroe: "I hope they acknowledge that the crystal skull was a hoax" They could always just have Indy (or someone) replace the real ones with recent forgeries; the forgeries go on to have the history we know, and the real ones reveal their mysteries to Indy & his crew and the bad guys who have them at gunpoint.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL METH

    by turketron

    That would be quite a movie. Fuck watching movies in 3D, watch them on meth!

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Nice trolling, anchorite.

    by DocPazuzu

    Sheesh.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    IndieAbbey Take Note

    by finky089

    I'm really rather envious. Twenty years ago, I'd have gone after it myself.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    dropofahat - good call

    by finky089

    If the story does "go there", that's the way it ought to be handled.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Lucas and Spielberg do it again...

    by strosmer

    No problem with the title. Great even, as it is truly serialistic, and that's what these movies (and Lucas) are all about - evoking that serial spirit and upscaling the action to a great cinematic experience, same as Star Wars did (prequels included – haters can just suck me). The title also is in keeping for variety in the Jones adventures. Very encouraging and exciting knowing we are dealing with another non-Christian artifact that will allow for a great deal of imagination and play. The Jones flicks are amongst, if not, the pinnacle, of action films due mainly to Spielberg's brilliant storyboarding and choreography skills. The type of action he delivers in this series is simply a rare find these days. Most action films you see today are geared toward the ADD inflicted audience (no thanks to MTV), and edited in a manner that only succeeds in inducing headaches. It's just disgusting. Can’t wait to enjoy some well-thought out set pieces again. I have confidence our boys will deliver yet again and anticipate no raping of childhood occurring here, rather a harkening back to it. In fact, I take issue with anyone who thinks in those terms. I’ve got a sense of nostalgia, but I’ll be damned if I'll allow anyone, or anything, to tread upon it. To do otherwise is like admitting you have no ability to keep the good in your life. Sad, in my opinion. Anyway, looking forward to summer of '08 and all it has to offer, but this baby above all.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    I'm going after that truck. How??

    by finky089

    I dunno. I'm making this up as I go.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Old TB - IJ & the Mystery of the Titles

    by finky089

    Check out this one form AUgust. I never thought it'd actually be any of them on that list. <p> http://tinyurl.com/2m5s5w

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Memories-Of-Murder you are incorrect

    by slone13

    Spielberg said he wanted to work with Lucas and Ford one more time. It's really that simple. I mean, you don't think he actually does ANYTHING for the money anymore do you?

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I think it's a great title.

    by a goonie

    It evokes a gleefully b-movie vibe. What the fuck is this crystal skull and why is there a kingdom named after it? I don't know, but I can't wait to find out.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Going back to the Darabont script

    by Spaced_and_Confused

    I may be out of the loop, but wasn't Lucas the ONLY one with a problem with that script, I had heard Spielberg and Ford were high on it. That makes this a good thing right? Anyway, I like the title, I like Shia LeBouf's involvement and dig the hell out of how hot Karen Allen still is. Very happy. ANyone know if this is Digital or Celluloid?

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Titties of Mystery.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    An old geezer can still dream.......

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    ye old shiza - why we hate LeBeef

    by spud mcspud

    (1) He mistakes over-exuberant youthful witticisms and patois for real acting and infusion of character into a role.<P> (2) He's fucking Rihanna. Under her umbrella - ella- ella- ey- ey- ey - ey- eh-eh.<P> (3) He was the furthest fucking thing from Chas in CONSTANTINE that you could possibly imagine. I don't completely blame him... but he WAS complicit... in taking the role!<P> (4) Being in TRANSFORMERS, therefore being in the same trajectory as the goddess Megan Fox.<P> (5) Spielberg worships the kid. Last time that happened, we got Haley Joel Osment. Shudder.<P> 5 reasons why Shia LeBeef is shit. There you go.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Who's naive, murder? Props slone13.

    by strosmer

    Yes, slone13, simply stated. But yeah, I gotta say this is yet another item of debate typical of the TB forum - accusing Spielberg and Lucas of just doing it for the money. It’s a given that money is a motivating factor behind any venture, so to argue as such, that’s naïve and entirely beside the point. The beauty behind Spielberg and Lucas’s legacies is the fact they became filthy rich doing what they love. Who doesn’t want that in life? Even better they still put an immense amount of passion in their movies despite the fact they don’t need the money. So when Spielberg says he's doing this film for the fans, it means he's doing his best not to disappoint them and deliver on what they want to see. He could care less about the money. Don’t forget that the money any film makes is entirely dependent on the people who pay to go see it. The filmmakers themselves never have any guarantees of success, even if they are Spielberg. All of you guarantee that success when you pay to see the movie in the first few days of it opening, likely a few more times beyond that, and regardless of how much skepticism you spew beforehand. And so you should. These movies rock.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Here are my suggestions

    by Larry Jay

    Indiana Jones and the Search for the Rubber Pants. Indiana Jones and the Prune of the Gods Indiana Jones and the Cane of Methuselah Indiana Jones and the Last Bowel Movement Indiana Jones and the Hair Plug of Samson Indiana Jones and the Search for the Fallen Arches Indiana Jones and the Walker of Doom Raiders of the Lost Rest Home

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    LONG LIVE INDIANA JONES

    by finky089

    this talkback is on a respirator and looks about as healthy as ET laying in that creek.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Sounds crap........the crystal skulls??

    by Cleyu

    Listen Lucas and Speilberg if you fuck this up both of your careers are over..........its not the old days anymore. Indiana Jones is bigger than both of you...you guys don't need the money.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Cool News

    by Dr. Death

    Hope it's not a let down.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE VELVET THROAT OF SHORT ROUND

    by Stuntcock Mike

    eww

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Last of the Indy Flicks?

    by rxse7en

    Has Spielberg or Lucas come out and said this will be the last of the Indy movies or is this just the beginning of another series?

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Sounds New Age-y

    by Bobo_Vision

    Crystal skulls, pan flutes, waterfalls, and feng shui temples. Here's a pic of De Niro and Pacino on set in Righteous Kill: <p> http://tinyurl.com/2j8nzo

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Sly Stallone originally supposed to be Indy?

    by LuckyStrike

    If that's true...in the beginning of "Raiders", Indy would have snapped Belloq's neck right away, Rambo-style. Or was it Tom Selleck??

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Huh?

    by NudeandAroused

    Sorry about that, I thought that there would be a hook somewhere. I love archeology, it is fascinating. I just thought that there would be a hook for the movie.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Hold on to your potatoes!

    by finky089

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Shia LaBeouf on the VMAs...

    by eman_1293

    Merrick's son, you have my condolences...

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    LuckyStrike, it was Selleck

    by finky089

    But I can see a YouTube parody with John Rambo and the Lost Ark in the making! Instead of going after the Ark on horseback, he'd just shoot an explosive arrow at the truck, blowing up the Nazis AND the Ark and ending it's potential peril once and for all. <p> You think John Rambo would have run from Lao Che and sons behind a gong? Hell no. He'd have taken all them out, spit in their bloodoed faces and said, "Ay, Lao, like the lady says, 'anything goes'." Then blow up Club Obi Wan on the way out just for good measures.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    anchorite, some people get more love here than others

    by finky089

    It depends on where the actor/director/composer/lighting guru/songwriter/unwitting celebrity ranks on the list of favorites among the AICN proprietors. Maybe Wyman just doesn't rank as high as Anna Banana. She's truly outrageous, ya know.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    btw, I don't mean to legitimize no RIP for Wyman

    by finky089

    I guess, I'm just stating the obvious here. <p> Of course, perhaps they're all busy right now and one of them is working on it, but hasn't completed it yet.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    "Ronald Reagan got one the same day he died."

    by DocPazuzu

    "Are you denying the nature of politics on AICN?" <p> Um, anchorite, is there something in your reasoning that I'm missing here?

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    echoes

    by AllieJamison

    found it interesting that the indy IV title reveal didn't make it into the incredibly long mtv awards report of my region's newspaper. keep this tb running, guys. maybe until I start to really like the title... <br> as cate blanchett told ew: "AND HARRISON LOOKS FUCKING GREAT" good night.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    I saw some of the costumes

    by yassoo

    at a giant costume warehouse in north hollywood. there will definitely be Incas/Mayans whatever involved in this film. Also saw lots of nun costumes. That's all I got.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Yassoo

    by rxse7en

    Tekanes! :D

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    I. JONES 4: KOCS

    by strangecan

    Is Lucas trying to confess something to us?

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF FANBOYS WHO GOT A LIFE

    by BornAmazing

    I mean really...

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Details On Darabont Script

    by roberthorry

    were any leaked? is this movie going to be related to aliens at all like i previously heard? i'm a fan of the title.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Still excited about this movie.

    by mrfan

    Looking forward to it.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    You Tube,This is bullshit. They can't date the skull!

    by Midol Boy

    So, how do they know it's real? Remember when they found the tomb of Jesus's brother a few years back? It turned out to be bullshit. The guy was a semteic zealot who wanted to disprove Christianity and Islam. Other than that, it seems like a weak Maguffin. Hope I'm wrong. Hail Xenu!

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Just as long as it's not....

    by Sonic Reducer

    Indiana Jones and Where in the Hell did my ten bucks I paid to see this go??!!!!

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Or.......

    by Sonic Reducer

    Indiana Jones and who in the Hell is going to give me my ten bucks back??!!! Just don't screw this up.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and Shia LaBeouf's Birthday Bash

    by Pizza The Hut

    ...Starring... Brittany Spears, Eminem, Paris Hilton, and... George Lucas. Next on MTV.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    I'd like two tickets for Indiana Jones' KOCS, please...

    by Kasch

    I hope Lucas and Spielberg are bracing themselves for the constant jokes.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES...

    by Jarados

    ...And The Creeping Fear.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    This will be a great movie.

    by Trusty

    You've got great film vets that for the first time in a long time have their backs against the wall to re-establish that credibility that initially made them famous (even Spielberg has to prove he can still be fun). I bet they deliver.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    ANCHORITE DON'T GET NO JANE WYMAN TALKBACK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Until I get a Top Chef Talkback. Top Chef > Jane Wyman. Capiche?

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    OAKLAND/L.A./OAKLAND RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

    by darthbinks1220

    Indy V can go forward under that title.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    WHERE'S THE OBIT TB FOR LARRY CRAIG'S SENATE CAREER?

    by BringingSexyBack

    He would have made the Gipper ashamed to be a Republican. Jane Wyman would've disapproved too I bet.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    DID RONALD REAGAN ALLOW MALE PROSTITUTES

    by BringingSexyBack

    in the White House, like Bush does?

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    It's 12:45AM EST and still no Jane Wyman Talkback

    by BringingSexyBack

    Pinko Castro-loving Commie Socialist America-hating Pinko Scum ...

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    12:47 NOW. STILL WAITING FOR THAT JANE WYMAN TALKBACK!

    by BringingSexyBack

    I will not sleep until Jane Wyman gets respect.

  • Sept. 11, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE LOST JANE WYMAN TALKBACK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Indy's greatest adventure yet.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    RAIDERS OF THE LOST AARP

    by carnosauerkraut

    That is all.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and The Fact That My Fiancee...

    by The Duke Of Madness

    Looks Like A Boy. Seriously, Calista Flockhart looks like she took Dr Atkins seriously. Ketosis my fat ass. God wants you all to be fat...the God of IEATATIHOP. Harrison Ford in They Call Me MR PIBB!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    LucasFilm.....

    by JiveTalker

    ....is apparently already selling freakin t-shirts with the "exclusive" new KOCS logo on 'em. Wow, that was quick. It's barely been 48 hrs since they dropped the title on us. Let alone the movie doesn't even open til nearly a year from now! Jeez, what a bunch of merch whores.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    carnosauerkraut....I'm still laughing

    by Damned if I can login

    Damned perfect dude...**PERFECT**.<p>There were some funny titles, but you pwned 'em all.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    They're doing it for love, not money

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Have you any idea how much money Spielberg and Lucas have? It's not like they need any more money. They twigged they were sitting on the greatest action adventure character of all time, hadn't made a film with him for 18 years and finally twigged that life is short. A Jones movie from an older Spielberg will be a fascinating thing to watch.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST

    And The Fake Title Of Doom!!

    by magnius

    Sorry..but I don't buy it. Shia gave us a fake title to throw us all off the scent. There is no way that Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is the real title!! George Lucas has a history of throwing fake titles out there..this is just another!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Just realized nobody firsted this thread.

    by TheNorthlander

    And nobody's said "Lucas gotta eat KOCS" either. What's with you people today?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    magnius

    by kwisatzhaderach

    you're in deep denial buddy!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST

    check this guy out - ke's in IJATKOTCS

    by kwisatzhaderach

    http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=igor+jijinke

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE DEAD FRANCHISE

    by max404

    enough said don't bore the world with any more sequels, prequels and remakes

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    max404

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I find it hard to believe there are film fans out there NOT looking forward to this film. After sitting through years of crap Spider Man, Pirates of the Caribbean and other lacklustre summer movies here comes a film with real promise and real talent behind it and people diss it. Strange. The people making this movie are Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Janusz Kaminski, John Williams, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Cate Blanchett, John Hurt, Ray Winstone and Jim Broadbent. A classy line-up. The only unknown quantity was Shia but I enjoyed the hell out of his performance in Transformers, he was practically the only good thing in it.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    There are nun costumes in Hollywood!

    by finky089

    Even if what yassoo saw was definitely marked for "The Genre" film, I'm not sure nuns and Maya/Inca costumes mean a whole lot to anyone at this point. But thanks for the observation. <p>

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Everytime I see that YouTube viedo up there, I think

    by finky089

    That the man look slike Christian Bale with a Rasputin beard. Perhaps instead of this silly crystal skull and aliens bit, Indy should be going after the 'mysterious' bones of Rasputin, which the Reds are also looking for, and which could SOMEHOW end the world if they were to fall into the wrong hands. <p> By which I mean LAO CHE!!!! dunh dunh dunh!!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Why is anyone suprised to see the merchandise whoring?

    by finky089

    You know Lucas made his first billion almost solely off the Star Wars MERCHANDISING, right? The guy was going broke getting things done before that. But he learned MERCHANDISING is where the really big bucks are to be made. He made enough in merchandising off Star Wars in 1977 alone to build the Sktwalker Ranch AND almost fully fund the entire production of Empire. And he still had money in the bank. <p> That said, of course the guy's goign to continue pimping his popular properties for money. It's not greed. It's just where he makes his bucks to do all the other stuff he wants to do. Like....uh..well, stuff.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    18 years and thats the best they could come

    by Deak the Geek

    up with?....guess it'll grow on us till next summer..the most important thing is the movie not the title..jebus i'm being optimistic..

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Indiana jones and the blue harvest

    by Deak the Geek

    or revenge of the skull.....

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach

    by spud mcspud

    "here comes a film with real promise and real talent behind it"<P> Seriously? Oh no, you didn't!<P> SPIELBERG: Let's hope it's the 'Berg that made MUNICH, 'cos if it's the one who made WAR OF THE WORLDS... oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.<P> LUCAS: STAR WARS PREQUELS. Enough said.<P> FORD: Mid-life crisis (remember the fucking EARRING?!?!?). Dating Calista Flockhart. Mentoring Josh "Monotone Human Yawn" Hartnett. Not doing a good movie in YEARS.<P> LEBEEF: I STILL want an apology for CONSTANTINE. He was okay in TRANSFORMERS. Seems to be a one-trick pony, though: he's getting by on the wise-cracking kid sidekick shtick. And last time the 'Berg took a shine to a kid, the world got Haley Joel Osment and Dakota Fanning. Who both creep me the fuck out. 'Nuff said.<P> I will give you Janusz Kaminski, John Williams, Karen Allen (thank God - Marion is BACK!), Cate Blanchett, John Hurt, Ray Winstone and Jim Broadbent. Some solid actors there. But then we had Liam Neeson, Celia Imrie, Ralph Brown, Terence Stamp, Pernilla August, Hugh Quarshie and Ewan McGregor in a hotly anticipated movie back in '99... and all that thespian class couldn't defeat a virtual Keanu Reeves. Whoa.<P> The track record of the progenitors of the Indy series ain't inspiring of late. They've very much seemed to have lost that magic sense of what the audience wants these days. They're rich, comfortable, and not at all fired up to change the world with their movies any more. They don't care what the fans think. At least one of them will treat this like an SFX exercise, not a proper narrative.<P> Like the hero of their best work once said, "I gotta bad feeling about this."

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Guys

    by kwisatzhaderach

    why not wait and see the movie before you criticise it though. Of course money is a factor but Spielberg and Lucas have been running along quite nicely without Indy for 20 years. And i'm not a starry-eyed guy thanks M-O-M, I just sense a good vibe coming off this flick. I'm one of the few who think Temple of Doom was much better than Last Crusade and i'm glad Connery isn't around to do his lazy schtick. I'm looking forward to this one. Spielberg still makes good movies and Lucas isn't directing, so I think Indy will display their combined strengths and not their weaknesses. We'll find out in 8 months time.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by kwisatzhaderach

    earring = valid point. what was Ford thinking?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    a 100 bucks says

    by old school dude

    that the film will have a scene where Indy places his fedora on Shia's head and says something fatherly at the end of the story. I'm ok with the title, looking forward to the trailer!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    a better title would be

    by teammember8

    Indiana Jones and the Drums of Fu Manchu

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Yea it's wordy but so what...

    by skycrapper

    The Crystal Skulls mystery will be awsome for Indiana Jones to tackle. Can't wait for this.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by TheNorthlander

    Did you just say Harrison Ford is having a mid-life crisis? Mid-life is at 35. Harrison Ford is 65 years old, dude. That's retirement age, he was mid-life 30 years ago when he made Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Ford's best Indy potrtrayal: TEMPLE OF DOOM

    by Prossor

    search your feelings, you know it to be true. in Raiders he was great, still feeling the role, but in Temple he's a total cynical sly badass, honing that role to perfection, in Crusade it was alternating between pissy-face to little boy act. It's almost comparing his Han Solo, in Wars he's good but in Empire he's SPACE PIMP, and in Jedi well he's mellowed out well understandably since it's the end of his character progression from pirate to leader.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    TheNorthlander

    by spud mcspud

    I stand corrected. Harrison is having a coffin-dodging crisis. An old-age crisis. Making an arse of himself. You know what I mean.<P> Cool name, by the way. By Northlander, you mean Cimmerian??<P> M-O-M: you got what I meant. Thanks for the back-up.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    all those spoliers are real

    by El Borak

    from different sources online.<BR> <BR>SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR> <BR>KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is about the ancient skull or 13 skulls said to be so old and made so well as to defy human creation.<BR> <BR>i believe abner ravenwood is alive. there is also a new abner "mutt" ravenwood played by shia who is marion's son, perhaps with indy.<BR> <BR>at the beginning there is a chase involving mutt and indy on a motorcycle being chased by black cars. they go through the buildings and outside the campus.<BR><BR>cate blanchett is the villan, a russian woman who can swordfight. they go to south america to find the crystal skull i guess. there was also a part outside area 51.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    ...

    by AllieJamison

    while at it they should have made Shia reveal even more secrets of current film production-...like...the THERE WILL BE BLOOD trailer... or a teaser for YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH... The audience would have gone mad.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    great in Raiders, but if pressed i'd pick his Temple

    by Prossor

    one. He just seemed more assured, also since it takes place prior to Raiders he's like a greedy asshole though flamboyant (the beginning it's like Bogart meets Bond), he just seemed sharper in it, more domineering, and where he plays off Shorty (who's probably the most likeable child sidekick in film history, quite a feat) are very sweet, just like pals. In Raiders it was a bit more like "aw shucks here we go" where he's pressed into it but that's cool too! but again if it came to ranking i'd go Temple, he's the wreckmaster, the bridge scene is his greatest moment ever "he no nuts, he crazy!". But really though Raiders+Temple were ace, it's Crusade aka IJINO we have to watch out for.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Indian Jones And The Skull Fucking Quaalude of Doom.

    by Lornsorrow

    RATED-R. NOW I'd stand in line to see that! Indiana Jones takes a trip around the world without ever leaving his house!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    message to Laurent Bouzereau

    by AllieJamison

    Better not screw this up. If this film will suck your work is all that is left to put a meaning to this whole production. If they fail...I hope you were there. None is interested in the talking heads bullshit anymore. Do something really engaging and gritty instead. ...like...

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Temple of Doom

    by Lornsorrow

    I agree with those here who like Temple of Doom the most. He was at his best character wise in that one, in my opinion. It is also a great adventure/horror film. And I like how there was no Christianity in that one.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Indy was at his best in Temple

    by LuckyStrike

    If I had to judge which movie portrayed Indy at his best, I would say Temple. But from a pure enjoyment factor as far as which movie was best, I would say Raiders. I loved how the last 1/3 of the movie turned into one big chase and how neither side was going to give up.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    the time will come

    by AllieJamison

    when you'll appreciate the wonderful layers of LAST CRUSADE...and the relative depth it gave Indy's character. Maybe it will be around the time when Shia announces the title of Mutt Ravenwood, PI IX at 2025's VMAs. Maybe it will be when I'll finally realize Last Crusade's travesty. It may appear dull but I love the juvenile, naive and at the same time rugged and already aged Indy in RAIDERS, I love the Bogart, fatherfigure Indy going to hell of TEMPLE and I love the sensitive, doubting and more human and weak than ever Indy of CRUSADE. good night

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    anyone seen this latest press still?

    by misnomer

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/Col_Kilgore/SHH/indy.jpg

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    what an effing mystery

    by comixfan2

    i can't belive I've never heard of this Ruby Quartz skull thang or whatever it is. The additional youTube (shameLessPlug) Viddie wuz motherLove'en Kreepy with an capital motherFukken Kay dude

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Temple of Doom is the best Indy flick no question about

    by Proman1984

    it. The other two were awesome too though.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    TEMPLE OF DOOM

    by one9deuce

    is easily the best of the trilogy after RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Good points on that by several posters here. Not only does LAST CRUSADE suck as an adventure film, but it sucks as an Indiana Jones film because Indiana Jones isn't even in it! I don't know who that character was. He looked like Indiana Jones but he didn't sound too much like him anymore and he sure as hell didn't act like Indiana Jones. <p> KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is growing on me. Although the title is mostly irrelevent compared to the quality of the film. Of course, this film IS being made for money though, please don't anybody fool themselves into thinking otherwise. Neither Lucasfilm or Dreamworks or Paramount would EVER let a property as valuable as INDIANA JONES be dormant forever. Having Shia reveal the title on the VMA's(!) means they are targeting the younger demographic that might not know the films. Just the fact that Shia is IN THE MOVIE proves they want to appeal to a younger demographic that has free time and disposable income. The movie can still be good, but hopefully no one here is deluded about the true motivation behind making it. <p> And if this film is a megahit (300 million+) I can guarantee that we will see the continuing adventures of Mutt Ravenwood.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Better Title: INDIANA JONES

    by cyclo

    I think Sly is onto something here...

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Ford got the ball rolling on this back in '94...

    by TiVo1138

    because he was nostalgic about playing the character. Ford is/was the richest actor until Mel Gibson made a fortune off the Passion. Spielberg and Lucas are the two richest people on the planet. They don't need the money. I believe Spielberg when he says he's making this entirely for the fans.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 3:16 a.m. CST

    And Ford looks fine...

    by TiVo1138

    That pic just makes him look like a dorky old guy with his hat like that and the beer:<br><br> This isn't as bad: <br>http://www.harrisonfordweb.com/gallery1/gallery1.html <br><br> And here he looks great:<br> http://www.harrisonfordweb.com/gallery1/gallery1.html<br><br><img src=http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Previews/Indiana-Jones-4-02.jpg>

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Good to see the Temple of Doom love

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I think Raiders is by far the best but Temple of Doom is a rollicking adventure and I love the darkness in it. The mine chase and rope bridge scene are awesome and still stand up today, totally cinematic. The action in Last Crusade is stale and lazily filmed and all feels a bit second hand. I feel sorry for Spielberg saying that he doesn't look back on it with any fondness. I also agree with those who say Indy wasn't Indy in Last Crusade. It seemed like a completely different character from Raiders/Doom. Let's hope Spielberg and Ford get back to some good old-fashioned swashbuckling entertainment. If not, well, we'll always have Raiders and Doom.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Mutt Ravenwood will go the way of Young Indiana Jones..

    by spud mcspud

    ...By which I mean, Lucas and Spielberg will spend the GDP of a small country on making a TV series (or movie trilogy) out of a character most of us already hate, because of the fucking sacrilege involved when you take a classic character like Indiana Jones and try to replace him with Indy Mark II Mutt Ravenwood - which, let's face it, WILL BE SHIT. I don't care how much teenage energy Shia brings to the role, he just doesn't have that natural charisma and effortless cool that Harrison has as Indy, and the only other person who does is Nathan Fillion - who would be the perfect Young Indy were it not for the fact he already played that role as Mal in FIREFLY and SERENITY. So, they should make INDY IV, make it good, then just fucking stop.<P> But they won't. Prepare for MUTT: THE PHANTOM MENACE. Lucas will fuck this franchise up. He's good at that.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    And if MUTT the series DOES happen...

    by spud mcspud

    ...Do what we all did when Young Indy the TV series came out. DON'T WATCH THAT SHIT!<P> Better still: bring back BRISCO COUNTY JR!!! Bruce Cambell as a cowboy riffing on the Indy character - there's nothing cooler than that!!!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud, M-O-M

    by TheNorthlander

    Spud: yeah I got what you mean and I don't disagree it looks like an old age crisis. Mom, I got the memo, I just didn't read it because you didn't put a cover sheet on it. We do that now with all memos, mmmkay?

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    if you didnt like indy in last crusade

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    youre probly not gonna like him in this one. i doubt he'll be as fast and adventurous as he was in any of the films (but if he says 'i'm too old for this shit' or let's shia do most of the stunts i'll track down and shoot lucas and spielberg myself). i had no problem with him in III, watched it again recently and he to me seemed to be the same character, he imediately started hitting on the chick seconds after he met her (not that indy did that in any other movies but it keeps him like the james bond type character originally concieved by lucas and spielberg) and he still seemed really excited about archaeology when he talked about it. all 3 movies, while being about the same character, all have different feels to them so I have no complaints, except for the shitty blue screen in temple of doom during the plane crash and rapids, buti thought harrison did fine.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    HA HA HA misnomer - who is that old "miner 49er?"

    by finky089

    Surely that pic ain't Indy. It looks like my toothless great-grandfather!

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    one9deuce, you're right about KOCS, but about ToD...

    by finky089

    Yes- “the title is mostly irrelevant (sic) compared to the quality of the film.” <p> Yes- “Of course, this film IS being made for money…Neither Lucasfilm or Dreamworks or Paramount would EVER let a property as valuable as INDIANA JONES be dormant forever.” <p> Yes- “Having Shia reveal the title on the VMA's(!) means they are targeting the younger demographic” <p> Very Likely- “if this film is a megahit…we will see the continuing adventures of Mutt Ravenwood.” <p> But why that insist either Raiders or ToD MUST be the “better” Indiana Jones film? I like talking Indy as much as the next fan, but these two films are obviously very different in the Indyverse. Apples and oranges, folks. And for people that prefer one kind to another, you’re never going to “prove your point”. <p> To say one film showers a “truer” Indy than another assumes a logical flaw that there IS a “true” Indy. Why is the “true” Indy more cynical than kick-ass? Or vice versa? Indy is all these things. Above all, he’s human, giving him the range to be all those things, and more, but at different times. Just like other human beings we show varying amounts of our diverse personalities based on the experiences affecting out lives. People mature and change (well, most anyway). Indy did too. <p> Each movie portrays a different side of Indy. Each one is a different kind of adventure. It’s okay to have a favorite, but to insist one is truly “better” than another is just silly.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    correction above: "shows" not "showers"

    by finky089

    Fuck proofreading!

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    This TB going down faster than Lao Che airlines

    by finky089

    Somebody breakout the life raft. There's "NO MORE PARACHUTES!"

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    This TB going down faster than Equinnus in the Zoo TB

    by finky089

    in a equine sense, of course

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    This TB going down faster than a Nazi plane in a

    by finky089

    flock of seagulls!

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    This TB is going down faster than a Flying Wing

    by finky089

    that chopped up Pat Roach, then blew up.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    LONG LIVE INDIANA JONES!

    by finky089

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    All hail Dr. Jones!

    by just pillow talk

    Had to break up your posts finky..

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    good title

    by Darth Scourge

    I like the title. Good 30's serial ring to it. (I was kind of hoping for "City of the Gods", but whatever.) Hail Indy.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Re: Pat Roach

    by Darth Scourge

    Yeah, Pat Roach was cool. Roles in the Indy films and also such genre gems as Conan the Destroyer, Red Sonja, Willow, etc.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Spielberg

    by Mattyboy122

    Says he doesn't look back on Temple of Doom fondly because it wasn't received well. He loves to please people. He also liked Last Crusade the best because it's the most personal for him (it deals with his preoccupation with fathers and whatnot more than Temple of Doom, and certainly more than Raiders). If you want a personal film or more emotional experience, Last Crusade is probably the way to go. If you want the best damn adventure movie ever made, Raiders is the way to go. Temple is like a mix of the two (Father-son relationship but with a lot of action), with some darker aspects to boot. For my money Raiders is the best, but a lot of folks like Last Crusade, interestingly enough. To each his own, I suppose.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    no one wants to see Indy family shit

    by Prossor

    is this a 1930s soap opera or the 1930s James Bond? It's just like with the Star wars prequels, adding all this backstory nonsense, no one cares to see his family. Another reason i like Temple of Doom the most, no strings attached, even in Raiders he has his old flame, Crusade wasn't IJ so that doesnt count, but this Shiat Son Shit in the current one. what? In TEMPLE he just had his little pal, and some hot tail. i also like how he's given his mission in Raiders/Temple by the CIA/village elders. like M briefing Bond.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Jett,

    by one9deuce

    just stop. You obviously don't have insider information, and you certainly don't know what you're talking about concerning the movie business. And you can't spell. <p> You can annoy though. You're great at that.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Enough!

    by strosmer

    Enough! Enough already. You pissy ass fanboys think you know it all, or want to sound like you know it all. It's all bullshit! I don't know why I even bother putting my two cents in on these stupid TBs, but I can't help it. You're all so ignorant. You all want the greatest film ever made! You even think the SW prequels were stupid. Rapings of childhood and money-mongering my ass. You should be happy you're alive to see such great films being made. These are the ultimate exercises in imagination. You want better? Do it yourself! Oh, that's right, you can't. Which is why you're wasting your time on this bullshit site in the first place. Oh my god. What a breakthrough.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Memories-of-Murder

    by strosmer

    Why are you so hung up on the whole "it's only for the money" thing. What fucking movie isn't made for the money? What do you expect? That they'd make it purely for art's sake and just have free screenings everywhere? There's simply no getting around the money factor. It's the system, and no one can escape that, not even the most principled of artists. It's pointless to bring up the fact at all. Lamest argument ever. Thank god they're doing it for the money, otherwise, we'd probably have no movie to look forward to at all next summer. And you all know you are excited about it and want to see it no matter how much you're ragging on it now. I am God. Thank you and shut up.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    strosmer

    by one9deuce

    You're ignorant. <p> Yes, 99% of films are made to make money. But there is a big difference between a director filming a story that's important to him and a studio putting out a product. This film is dangerously close to the latter. I'm sure they are enjoying themselves and want to make a good film, but having Shia LeBeouf in the film it is a DELIBERATE attempt to pull in the younger demographic. You should hear what goes on some meetings, it would blow your mind how little the executives care about making great films versus making lots of money. The second thing is WAY more important in Hollywood than the first. Like it or not, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas aren't maverick directors trying to tell the stories they've had in their minds since childhood anymore, they are both executives at their respective studios. And with that comes the responsibility to your employees to make money. Period.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    For your information Spielberg IS NOT PRODUCING this

    by Proman1984

    He has ABSOLUTELY no personal stake in how much it grosses. I mean sure he wants it to be successful but this is not why he is making this movie. It will rock. And you can hardly accuse of a man who took the time to make The Terminal and Munich (two of his finest films) of being only after money. Still there's no denying his financial success.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I ain't ignorant

    by strosmer

    How can you get down on somebody for being responsible to their employees? These guys followed their bliss and now reap the rewards because of it. Now ya all just stop being so jealous of their success and enjoy what they have to offer. It beats the shit our of 99% of the stuff out there and that has something to do with actually caring about what you're doing, not just putting out some measly product. Now leave me alone, George is calling me from the bedroom.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Call the Myth Busters!

    by Manatee

    They should name this movie "Indiana Jones & The Killer Of Children's Dreams." Or maybe just "Tim."

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    After "Last Crusade" no more good Indy titles exist

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Last Crusade was such a perfect series-ending title that I could bathe in it.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Express Train to Hell

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Indiana Jones and the Whore of Babylon. And of course, my ultimate dream: Indiana Jones and the Call of Cthulu.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    INDANA JONES & THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL CLUSTERF#CK.

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    There has to be something grittier out there. Crystals make me think of hippies and jewelry.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Can crystal be melted down?

    by Orionsangels

    One way they could have made it is by using a real skull. by covering a real skull in somekind of primitive plastor. after it dries, remove the plastor. make a tiny hole and with a straw like device with a wide end. poor the liquid crystal. after it dries. remove the plastor and you have the crystal skull. just a thought, because it looks too perfect not to have been a mold.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Proman1984

    by TheNorthlander

    Just because spielberg doesn't have producer cred, it doesn't mean he won't get a piece of the gross. It's very likely both he and Ford will.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    indiana jones and the testes of the chupacabra

    by misnomer

    and a whole other selection of random unamusing titles to follow, courtesy of the AICN Talbackers! Go Team!

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...and the Scrotal Liverspot.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and the Sunken Treasure of Lake Flacid.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and the Nostril Hair Trimmer of Doom.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    In My Universe

    by Abominable Snowcone

    The title of the first Star Wars movie is "Star Wars," and the title of the first Indiana Jones movie remains "Raiders of the Lost Ark." I don't care what happened later that made the producers want to pull their revisionist BS and retcon the names. I don't care if the similar titles in a series make the slipcases look consistent on a DVD shelf. And Han shot first, bitches

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    the original and best

    by Darth Scourge

    I can't understand why a lot of people prefer Last Crusade over Raiders. ROTLA is an immortal classic movie. It will never be bettered.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Proman1984

    by one9deuce

    Sorry, but as others have pointed out, Speilberg definitely gets a cut of the profits. He hasn't been a hired gun since the 70's.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Well, I'm not saying we won't getpaid BUT his financial

    by Proman1984

    stake IS NOT as big as it would normally be. Also, think about this, generally speaking the better the movie the more it should gross, or at the very least not less. In any case, all should be obvious once we actually see the flick.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    This movie needs Short Round

    by Queerbait

    I hope he makes a cameo driving around in an Escalade with Chunk talking about how Shia ain't GoONie enough for this mission.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Jett

    by TheNorthlander

    Lucas felt like that with the prequels too, and he also seem to feel he actually accomplished that. The problem is that what he considders a great star wars movie and what the rest of the world considders a great star wars movie are two different things.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Queerbait's got a beat for Goonies2

    by finky089

    I picture the conversation's tone being like Travolta and SLJ's in the car in Pulp Fiction. Data, do you know what they call a Godfather's pizza in Paris?

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Jett, shut the fuck up

    by finky089

    I realize by even acknowledging you, I encourage your attention whoring, but so be it. It's Friday afternoon and this TB will be 6 feet under by midnight, if it isn't already. <P> nobody believes your bullshit stories

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    INDIANNA JONES AND HIS FUCKTARD SON

    by SPETZNAZ

    I dont care what its called its their movie they can call it whatever they want were still gonna download it

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    predictable and perfect

    by lzrdkng

    predictably perfect

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Jett is Supershadow's illegitmate son, Slothshadow

    by Bronx Cheer

    Beware his devious ways.

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    And it would be cool if TBers made up funny titles

    by Bronx Cheer

    I enjoy that muchly.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    by BlackIronPrison

    it's growing on me like a fungus and yet i don't want to scrub it off. Unless, that is, Destroyer of Worlds were hiding beneath it.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Hurrah! Seriously, does anyone care?

    by Pagliacci

    I mean come on. After the Massive Space Clusterfuck that was the Star Wars prequels? You're telling me people really care about this movie? The only movie that matters next summer is The Joker. I mean The Dark Knight.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Why do people care for DK? I mean BatmanBegins was shit

    by Proman1984

    Utter crap, awful story, terribly directed action scenes. Boring performance by Bale. I worship Memento but I was utterly dissapointed by this movie.

  • Sept. 15, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    DK best movie 2008

    by TheDarkKnight2007

    Batman Begins was best superhero movie ever. Btw Indiana Jones 4 will be awesome as well Lucas might dissapoint, but Spielberg is always good.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 3:01 a.m. CST

    DK???????

    by wackybantha

    I did not know a Donkey Kong movie was in the works!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    why

    by cesaria

    the negative vibe on everything regarding this movie? the title rocks and shia isn't that bad. people here are just inclined to hate because they cannot handle change. if you don't like the movie, you still have the original trilogy you grew up with.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    wackybantha- DK the movie

    by finky089

    Yeah, of course. After all the buzz King of Kong got, they're ready to do a full on DK movie.

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    actually, isnt DONKEY KONG what 1-18-08 is about?

    by finky089

    A giant ape takes on NY and only Mario can stop the madness!

  • Sept. 16, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    DK 1-18-08

    by cesaria

    i would pay to see that movie any day. everything has to be gritty and realistic, except for mario and DK. that'd just make me laugh.

  • Sept. 17, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Orions ....

    by BendersShinyAss

    THAT'S using your skull!

  • Sept. 17, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    MULBERRY

    by Atropos

    I remember the same comic, though I read it in swedish - I even remember there was an article at the end of the magazine about the "real" mayan skull, ie. the one in the YouTube-link. From what I recall though, that was actually one of the best Indy-comics ever - I read them all, and that's the only one I remember.

  • Sept. 18, 2007, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Beerisgood...

    by spud mcspud

    ...Smartarse. No, I don't remember that episode. Which one was it?

  • Sept. 18, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    "Russians" story

    by voxmortis

    Has that just been removed from AICN site? Was just reading it, went to post a talkback, and kablam... it's missing - so did AICN receive a c&d? Upshot was, Russians find crystal skull, kidnap Ravenwood - Dr Jones falls in love with her when he finds out that Shia is his son... and he's interrogated by the pesky Ruskies.

  • Sept. 18, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    HEY, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SPOILER INDY ARTICLE!!!!!!!!!

    by wackybantha

    AICN, SPEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 18, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Well this link still has the story - BEWARE - SPOILERS!

    by wackybantha

    http://www.cinecon.com/

  • Sept. 18, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    indiana jones and the missing talk back

    by Prossor

    it's gone. it's gone. what do i mean? it's.. it's gone... and theres nuthin we could do about it. *bang phone repeatedly*

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Stage 16 Warner Bros

    by ElectricDreams

    There were some Paramount trucks on the WB lot this afternoon and security has been beefed up around Stage 16 where they will be shooting for a few days scenes within the Aztec temple set. It was rumored today that some key players from the film were seen on the lot and also some extras in clothing from the 30's or so, suggesting that other than Stage 16 there might have been some taping elsewhere on the studio lot, but none of the coworkers in my office knew where. We've had a lot of tapings this week from ER, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Cold Case & 2 1/2 Men...busy week at the WB!

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    ElectricDreams, sounds like a fun tim at the WB lot

    by finky089

    I wish I could enthrall with stories from my job but, "the Fed cut rates 50bps" just doesn't do as much for me as film and TV taping....

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    What happened to the new Indy article?

    by finky089

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Perhaps Lucas and SS got the message out

    by finky089

    that they want all the leaks clogged asap?

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Perhaps if ths gets back to the Top 10

    by finky089

    AICN will answer why they took the other article down

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    taken down for legal reasons finky...

    by just pillow talk

    I think a quick explanation was given in the Mist TB by Mori...I think.

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I'm guessing it went bye-bye by request b/c of the

    by finky089

    "spoilers". But if that is true, then doesn't that just fly in the face of what so much of this site is about?

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Merrick? Moriarty? Anybody? Can we get a comment?

    by finky089

    I'm sure you guys have your reasons.

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Hey JPT. I'll check the Mist TB, thanks

    by finky089

    i figured somebody would be along eventualy if I banged around in here enough.

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Ah, went to Mist. Got the message.

    by finky089

    But, why not just remove all the content from the original post and let people know that way? Or put up another in it's place saying "Sorry, we had to remove it for legal reasons"? <p> Eh, whatever...

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    because sometimes they like to just have stuff go poof!

    by just pillow talk

    and it's gone...like Keyser Soze.

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    where is Shortround?

    by kennethb

    They need to bring back Shortround who could probably kick a lot of ass by now.

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    TIFF! Indiana Jones and the uneccessarily long title!!

    by J-Dizzle

    TIFF!

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    TIFF! Indiana Jones and the Temple of TIFF!

    by J-Dizzle

    TIFF!

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    TIFF! Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of TIFF!

    by J-Dizzle

    TIFF!

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    TIFF! Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost TIFF!

    by J-Dizzle

    TIFF!

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    TIFF! Indiana Jones and the Last TIFF!

    by J-Dizzle

    TIFF!

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    What happens when you move INDIANA JONES to Harlem?

    by finky089

    Indy SMASH!!

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the EASTERN PROMISES

    by finky089

    Indy betrays Shiva...and Sallah. Heavens no!

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and THE SHINING

    by finky089

    Heeeeeeeere's INDY!

  • Sept. 19, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE LIFETIME PARTNER OF MARCUS

    by westie

    Anybody else see it? Anyone? Not that there's anything wrong with it....

  • Sept. 20, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Funny how...

    by jones1899

    Some folks read the spoiler of the dancing Ruskies and just assume the movie will be a goofy mess. ROTLA is one of the best films ever made and it had not one dance, but two (can you name them?) It would really suck to be a film maker today with all the cynics bitching before even seeing the movie. Granted I was pissed about Shia at first too - I'd only seen him in Project Greenlight and thought he was a little punk, but the kid can act and he seems to really love these movies. The only thing that has me worried so far is the fact that these skulls are proven frauds - it will take away from the movie with that in the back of my mind, so I hope they acknowledge that. Surely after all the rewrites, this will be handled fine enough. After all, the main character is a pretty big skeptic himself. I can't wait and I know for a fact that every single person in here who's crying childhood rape!! will see this movie as well.

  • Sept. 20, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    room is empty pal

    by Prossor

    everyone left their "indiana jones & _____" droppings and left by now.

  • Sept. 25, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the...

    by woodcutter1973

    Castle of Greyskull, what? Bad title. I don't know what's wrong with ditching the whole "Indiana Jones and the" prefix and give us something original as with "Raiders". It's not Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is it? No, it isn't. I don't care what your DVD packaging tries to convince you of. Anyway, just as long as they get back on track with the Bogart schtick from the first film and ditch the by-the-numbers comedy/action malarky of The Last Crusade then I'll be happy. What they did to Marcus Brody in that film was a travesty of literal character assassination. Erm. That's it. Except to say Indy would kick the bejesus out of He-Man any day. Not sure how. He'd just make it up as he goes.