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Wanna Know What Indiana Jones Is Doing This Week?!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. Okay, this is just too good to keep to myself. A trusted source got in touch with me yesterday, a wee bit nervous after all the hullabaloo over the loose-lipped INDY 4 extra who blabbed a bunch of spoilers and ruined his own career in the process. That extra was an idiot for violating his non-disclosure agreement so prominently, and I’ll bet he didn’t even know he was being an idiot. So my source is under deep deep deep cover, but they’ve always been reliable in the past and they’ve been contributing to the site for years. When they say something, I can trust it to be accurate and well-intentioned. My source got in touch to ask if I knew what was being filmed by the INDY 4 crew now that they’re on the Downey soundstages. Based on what I’d heard about the script, I was starting to think that something we’d heard about the film was completely wrong, but now I know there’s something to it, and I’m intrigued. Even knowing as much as I know about the film, it’s obvious there are going to be surprises for me, and that’s exciting. I’m not sure how it all ties in, but sure enough... as rumored (and I never really believed it until now), on a soundstage in Downey... they’ve evidently built a reproduction of the warehouse from the end of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, and they’re staging a sequence there even as you read this. I would lovelovelovelovelovelove to see what this warehouse looks like, considering it’s one of the most iconic locations in any of the three movies so far. It all sounds exciting to me, and my natural cynicism about this project is slowly eroding in the face of some of the groovy choices they're making as they put this together.

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST


    by sfgeek

    sounds neat

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST


    by DarthBodie


  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST


    by Bean_

    What are they back in there for?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Your source!

    by ye olde shiza

    Is George Lucas, isn't it? I wouldn't trust anything he says about the movie if I were you. He's bonkie.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Moriarty has got top men working on this.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    TOP. MEN.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST

    And first... booyah!

    by sfgeek

    Yep yep...

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by RogueIntruder

    Hell yeah. Nice Work Moriarty Next

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by The Drude

    Interesting. I'll believe it when I see it, of course, but it would be cool if they wrapped up the final Indy with a scene in that warehouse. Long as they don't just rehash the original scene...

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by Nucking Futs


  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    What men?

    by abiggerboat

    TOP. MEN.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones should fight the Rocklords!

    by Lockrords

    I know your initial thoughts of gayness, but that would be awesome. A badass, futuristic Jones with, like, a laser-whip. Add that to the ultimate badass-ness of the Rocklords. I am fucking there!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    And Devin Farici should be chiming in right about...

    by Steve Rogers


  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Hey Moriary, fuckhead...

    by The Dubliner's about a spoiler warning for this, ya dope!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST


    by hum noises for the Beast

    i hate snakes

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    The more I hear

    by toshiro-solo

    The better I'm liking the chances for this flick. Thanks Mori!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Holy S##T!..

    by nolan bautista

    ..Downey Studios is 5 min. away from here..where are my keys? i'm on my way!!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by codymr

    Your comment made me giggle like a school girl. You made my day!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    As long as it's...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...the opening scene or something equally trivial to the rest of the story. I really, really don't want the Ark to be the McGuffin in this thing. At least not the primary one. And please, no sci-fi explanation for the supernatural stuff in these movies. Sci-fi and aliens, sure, but don't mix the two.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    What is it with the snakes?

    by ye olde shiza

    Kurt Russell isn't scared of 'em. He should have been Indiana's twin-brother, Iowa.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Want to see a warehouse?

    by Kentucky Colonel

    C'mon by my workplace. It's full of large plasma & LCD monitors, and even a few big brown boxes. Not very exciting, but at least in my down time I can watch my movies on a 57" LCD, which ain't shabby.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu


  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Search For The Allspark

    by uss cygnus

    It's overrrr, Prime!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Link me to the story about extra getting sacked

    by DannyOcean01

    Please. Thank you.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    I do agree with Doc. It's a nice touch if included the right way. I can't wait to see a trailer for this...I want old time Eddie Shore.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    The Dubliner

    by BadMrWonka

    I cannot believe someone would click on a link that asks you if you want to know what is going on with a movie shrouded in secrecy, and complain aout spoilers...what did you expect besides a little hint about what you might expect to see in the movie? not a huge spoiler, not giving away a big moment, just a little hint. people are dumb.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    What is so cool about rehashing plot ideas -

    by Laserbrain

    from previous films in the series? We've seen the Ark , we've seen the warehouse. Who needs it? Anyway, I'm still quietly optimistic but the less retreading of past glories the better.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by Bloo

    the more this film shapes up the more it feels almost like a coda or epilouge to the original trio. I remember hearing about this secene too a couple of monthes back, I believe Quint posted something about it, but I'm not sure of the exacts, weren't the Russians trying to break in to steal the ark?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Probably true

    by tylermo

    But...I've said it a million times. If they go too far with the tie-in's and book-endings, they risk ruining the greatness of the 1st film. This film should be its own story, and not tied into too much to the other films. Particularly Raiders.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Glad to hear it! I aim to please.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv & DocPaz

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Hey guys, did you see that Childe Roland has returned?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Who cares about Indiana? Shia is the star of the film!

    by Stalin vs Predator

    What is Shia doing in this very minute? Probably being cast as Dirty Harry in the remake.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Post of Pointlessness

    by butnugget

    I have an inside source that says they are filming Indy somewhere doing some really cool shit.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Are there going to be any nazis?

    by hum noises for the Beast

    You know histories bad guys??

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by brezzel

    Gotta agree with ricarleite. You MUST note SPOILER on the link if you're going to give something this big away.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Interesting to note..

    by The Chosen

    One of the most iconic places in the hole series, extremely satirized and copied.. And none of the main characters ever steps on it.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I can not believe it.

    by buffywrestling

    I can not. Signs *look* good; Marion, the warehouse... but Mori saying "groovy" is hellmouthy.y

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Top. Men.

    by Primus

    'Nuff said.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    nucking futs's joke

    by brianroberts101

    was the stupidest thing I've ever read. Wow. I mean, wow. Just soul-shatteringly stupid.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Whats' with the pronoun game Moriarty?

    by lonecow

    "They've" always been reliable. I bet your source is a lady.....

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    "The Nazis have discovered Tanis!"

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Greatest movie line ever.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Aww man I forgot....we won't hear that again...

    by BetaRayBill07

    Porkins/Eckhardt died 2 years Top.Men.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    He's back? Wow, nope must have missed it. Which TB?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I remember, back in the day, when there were things...

    by Seph_J

    ... called 'spoiler notices' which informed people if a story was likely to contain information that could possibly reveal information that may contributed to the spoiling of a movies plot for the audience. It prevented people from having their enjoyment of a film ruined. Now, some might argue that a line such as 'want to know what Indy is doing?' implies that you should only click, if you genuinely want to know something - however with the stupid titles some of these threads have, you never quite know what your gonna get. My advice... spoiler notices are the way forward. Use it.... dont abuse it.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    They're shooting at Sony Studios now

    by Film Whisperer

    Saw them last week. At least, I saw the stunt doubles walking around in the Indy outfit. They took over the big sound stages there.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Bureaucratic fools!

    by Atticus Finch

    This movie is going to kick as ten ways from Sunday!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    The movie should open in the warehouse!

    by performingmonkey

    It should start with exactly the same shot as the end of Raiders then fade to '25 years later' or something, it comes back and the fucking Commies arrive, Cate Blanchett (who's face we don't see) is saying to the other guys 'it MUST be around here...the Ark of the Covenant!' we get shots of them opening other crates and there's a ton of references to other events with what's in the crates.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    This scene will negate...

    by SimpleSandwiches

    ...the Russians dancing around a campfire like a bunch of ewoks. <p> And welcome to AICN, Trik_Ster. Don't you know "Harrison Ford is old lol" is SOOOO, like, 5 talkbacks ago! >:( </p>

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    The Extra ruined his career!

    by Doggus47

    Oh no! The launching pad to fame and fortune has been removed! He won't be able to buy that yacht now or have a great sense of job fulfillment, knowing that the back of his head has blurrily appeared in iconic films.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Shia = okay in my book

    by The Addict

    I have a friend that did some extra work for the flick when they were up in Connecticut. She couldn't give me any good details, but she said that Shia fucks with Harrison as much as possible; most notable occurrence? Indy's bending over, so Shia runs up behind him and while slapping his ass says "FORDY! FORDY FORDY!" *classic*

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    wow...i mean...

    by Duncan_Idaho72

    the warehouse, ummm...yawn.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    The Dubliner, Fuckhead

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    How about having enough common sense that if there is a story with the name Indiana Jones and what he's been up to in the title knowing that there will be a spoiler. <BR> <BR> Goddammit some people are so fucking stupid.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Raiders of the Lost Rosebud

    by sean bean

    I bet the commies steal the wrong crate or something.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Could the Ark...

    by Etienne72772

    But then again, it would be interesting to see what else is in that warehouse... Oh, and those complaining about spoilers--what did you expect???

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by BetaRayBill07

    Geez never thought of that....what the hell else might be kept locked away in there.......?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Need the Music

    by tuddlefo

    Will non-die hard fans recognize the warehouse? To help, they should add the music from Raiders during this scene. A really cool part of Last Crusade is when they are in the catacombs in Venice and pass the picture of the Ark and the old music starts up.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I have the most AWESOME theory of this movie...

    by soccerfan33

    What if, the Russians DO take control of the chrystal skulls and will overrun the world with them... and Indy is like 'It's over. We are screwed'. But then an idea pops in his head: 'there might be ONE way to defeat them...but we would have to raid a highly secured warehouse to get it--THE ARK OF THE COVENANT. That way it becomes like CLASH OF THE TITANS! Ark vs. chrystal skulls. Like Persius could not defeat the Kraken, unless he first cut off Medusa's head. Man, I hope they go this route.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by tuddlefo

    Indy didn't know it was in the warehouse. He thought Top Men were working on it.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    Warehouse Scene = Uncreative Retreading

    by NoDiggity

    That's not 100% certain, mind you, but it's a VERY bad sign. What was great about the first movie was that it got to be creative, without having to look over it's shoulder muttering "Have we made it Raidersy enough? Hmm. Better put a Warehouse scene in." There are tons of other little signs of this sort of thing ... the presence of Marion (though I love Karen Allen and will forgive a lot of retreading, regarding her, unless she's forced to regurgitate lines from Raiders) but we've already got Russians filling the role of Nazis. Pray, please pray, that lines like "It's not the mileage, it's the years" don't appear in the film. Cos that's gonna make the fat coca-cola swilling fanboys laugh, snorting through their lard constricted throats, but it won't be a good movie.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1 p.m. CST


    by soccerfan33

    You're missing the point dude. He could still go 'the government has it somewhere. Let's find it'. My POINT is that this route would make an awesome indy movie.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    How much you wanna bet

    by samurai sark

    Sean Connery makes a cameo. Or doesn't. Either way, this whole movie is really just a big cover for Cloverfield. The end is nigh bitches!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by PirateEmery

    As stupid as that idea was, I like it. I like it a lot.<p> Melting Nazi People vs. Alien Cursed People.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by SimpleSandwiches

    Funny/good/geek idea, not a good idea for an IJ movie. In all 3 movies, the bad guy(s)' demise has been due to their own hubris. Indy really doesn't lift a finger, so to speak, to defeat the main villian.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST


    by tuddlefo

    It's horrible, this idea of yours.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    The Warehouse is an "Iconic Location" ????

    by NoDiggity

    Why? Why do you want to see what it looks like? The whole point of the Warehouse, in the first movie, was that it was NOT iconic. It was a monotonous mountain of identical crates within which the Ark, which had been established as an artifact of awesome power, would be lost and forgotten. It was FUNNY because of the contrast between the boring banality of all those rows of crates and the specialness of the Ark, and also because of the effort made throughout the movie to obtain it. I have no idea why anyone would want to see it again. The first movie promised NOTHING exciting about it. The opposite of exciting was the whole point.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Extras have careers?

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Since when?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    IN FACT, if the warehouse break-in is for the Skull ...

    by NoDiggity

    or some other artifact, it takes away from the first movie. The Warehouse becomes a repository for tons of other exciting things, other than the Ark. Which messes with the whole point of the first movie, that the warehouse was a boring place EXCEPT for the Ark.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    The warehouse in the final scene of RAIDERS is one of the most iconic moments in film history. (As a closing shot, it's rarely been equaled.) In fact, your post contains many of the reasons WHY it is iconic. I think you have misunderstood yourself.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    "the warehouse was a boring place EXCEPT for the Ark."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nope. It left you wondering what else could possibly be stored there - especially if it was worthy of storing the Ark.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Doc, Yeah, it's an iconic scene ...

    by NoDiggity

    ... but it's iconic because of how it relates to the rest of the film. Take it out of that context, and it's no longer iconic. So I don't know why anyone wants to see it again. Seeing it again ruins WHY it was "iconic" in the first place, do ya ken ?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Who said the warehouse was a boring place?

    by TheThirdMan are an idiot. The warehouse wasn't boring, it was mysterious. I didn't think 'Oh, they're storing the Ark in a furniture warehouse', I thought where the fuck is that warehouse, and what the fuck else is in it.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by TheThirdMan

    I agree that seeing the warehouse again diminishes the mystery.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Warehouse Could be Boring

    by tuddlefo

    I always thought the warehouse was used to affirm what Indy says at the end of Raiders - "They don't know what they've got there." Basically the US didn't care what the ark was or did, they just knew Hitler wanted it so they hired Indy to take it back

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Nice Gaius, I don't believe it was supposed to ...

    by NoDiggity

    ... leave you wondering. It was a joke. Just a joke. A joke about how powerful and special the Ark was, and how it's importance was dismissed by the authorities. It was a counterpoint to the "Best Men" line. That line was a lie, and the Warehouse was the proof of that lie, not a promise of untold wonders OTHER than the Ark.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Who are you calling "Doc"?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Use of Warehouse

    by tuddlefo

    What I hope the warehouse is used for in new movie - Indy finds himself in the warehouse for some reason besides the ark. Unknown to him he runs/walks past the crate with the Ark in it. Camera zooms in on Crate. Cue the music from Raiders. And then the camera goes back to Indy and the action/story at hand.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Tuddlefo, that's exactly what I hope won't be in it.

    by NoDiggity

    Someone already said a scene like that was in CRUSADE, yes? They pass a picture of the Ark and the Ark music plays for a second? So why do you want to see a scene like that again? Is that all Indy fans want, regurgitations of the familiar, over and over?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Wasn't the warehouse a MATTE PAINTING?

    by JMoe

    So is it really a reproduction?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by Kid Z

    ... applying Preparation H in copious quantities?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I can easily concede your perception based on the "They don't know what they've got there." line. But I also fancy the idea that these "top men" have been boxing up significant artifacts for years. There could be ANYTHING in that warehouse. And the fact that the Ark was stored there makes me wonder what else was put into a crate and forgotten.<P>BTW: nice guess on the possible use of the warehouse in the new film. I was actually thinking of a scene very similar to the one you described. (It could also serve as a tip-o-the-hat to the crypt/Ark seen in THE LAST CRUSADE.)

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    It's only iconic

    by TheNothing

    because of how it relates to the rest of the film? What scene in ANY movie would have ANY relevance without the rest of the movie around it?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Who is Rocklords?

    by Kid Z

    Hulk not like stupid Rocklords. Stupid men-made-from-rocks make Hulk think of Thing. Hulk not like stupid Thing or any rock-people! Even rock-people that look like rubber in movies. Hulk smash! But Hulk wonder what this have to do with old-man-archaeologist-in-stupid-fedora hat???

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by TheNothing

    Exactly what I've always thought about the warehouse. "What else are they sitting on?"

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    TheNothing, that's the point.

    by NoDiggity

    That's why it shouldn't be re-used. Because it's point, and why it's iconic, was because of the context of the first movie. Taking it out of that context and turning into something else (repository for other cools stuff) ruins what made it iconic in the first place.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Raiders Script

    by tuddlefo

    I don't know if this solves any mystery of what Lucas/Spielberg wanted the warehouse to be originally (or how it will be) but this is how the Raiders Script reads the last scene- INT. GOVERNMENT WAREHOUSE The Ark of the Covenant sits in a wooden crate. A wooden lid comes down and hides it from view. The lid is solidly nailed to the crate as we read the stenciled message on top - TOP SECRET ARMY INTEL. #9906753 DO NOT OPEN! The hammering is completed and hands shift the heavy crate onto a dolly. THE END CREDITS ROLL AS WE SEE - A Little Old Government Warehouseman begins pushing the crated Ark down as aisle. Soon we see that the aisle is formed by huge stacks or crates. They come in many shapes and sizes, but when it comes right down to it, they all look like the one that holds the Ark. All have markings like the message we've just seen. Pretty soon we're far enough and high enough away from the Little Old Government Warehouseman to see that this is one of the biggest rooms in the world. And it is full. Crates and crates. All looking alike. All gathering dust. And then we notice that the Little Old Government Warehouseman, pushing his new crate ahead of him, has turned into another aisle and disappeared from view. FADE OUT: THE END

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine, about Indy and snakes on a plane

    by wackybantha

    Yes, Indy & Dad are on a plane in LAST CRUSADE when they are escaping from Germany but the snake on a plane that you are remembering happens in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK in the beginning when Indy is escaping from the Hovitos tribe. The snake is the pilot's pet snake Reggie & Indy NEVER throws him out of the plane. Never happened. Although I'm sure he wanted to do just that. The pilot's name is Jock. I always thought that was an odd name. However, in the film SNAKES ON A PLANE, a bunch of snakes are jettisoned from the aircraft. Perhaps you are confusing that film with the Indy films. HAHAHA!!!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Top. Men.

    by Hercules

    One of the most iconic images in the history of movies as far as I'm concerned.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST


    by TheNothing

    I think you're one of the few who thinks it was meant to be portrayed as just a normal warehouse. I've always thought it was a place of well-kept secrets, not just a place for random boxes. Pretty much everyone I've ever discussed or watched that movie with has felt exactly the same way.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Not saying

    by TheNothing

    that I don't respect your opinion. Who knows, I could've been dead wrong all these years.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    tuddlefo, I hope you're idea is right

    by finky089

    I can see where the warehouse could come in to play as a storage area for supernatural and powerful artifacts that the US doesn't want falling into "the wrong hands". That's what I've always thought of it as being, hence the slow pull back at the end of Raiders to reveal this HUGE warehouse full of many other "artifacts", perhaps? <p> The Ark has been done and I can't see the filmmakers having much more than a nod to it in this film. I don't think we'll see anyone take the Ark out again. It shall remain Mint in Box hopefully.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Yes, the warehouse is a treasure trove...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...of awesome, cool and distrubing things the government has been collecting for analysis for decades, but the point is that it's STILL too unwieldy a collection for the government to deal with, despite all the meticulous labeling and cataloging. Trust me, I'm a librarian and know how this type of thing can get out of hand. <p> It's inevitable that the Ark will soon become forgotten, buried in the minutiae of federal bureaucracy forever. I've always thought of it as a cool modern parallel to the story of how the Ark was swallowed by the sands and lost in ancient times, as if God made the Ark disappear once more. <p> This is really why I don't like a revisit to the warehouse.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    The Warehouse...

    by Etienne72772

    My feelings on the warehouse are actually a bit of "what else do they have there" AND "they don't know what they have." It always seemed to me that the final message of the movie was that the government has been collecting powerful relics for years without knowing what they really have. Hence, they box them up.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    In fact...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I'm sure that warehouse -- being federally run -- is not only full of extraordinary things, but also of tons of excrutiatingly mundane things like crates full of screws and orders which were misplaced. That's the beauty of it: the government doesn't have the time or resources so it's a huge fucking case of "I'll save that thing for later".

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    "Fordy! Fordy! Fordy!"

    by DocPazuzu

    That is pretty damn funny. Are we looking at a new AICN catchphrase?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    The Shrink Wray is also in the warehouse!

    by spikebad666

    I swear, the warehouse is also the same place that they stored the Szalinski shrink wray from Honey, I Blew Up The Kid!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Damn my mispelling!

    by spikebad666

    I meant Shrink Ray.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Its the end of the movie. crystal Skull is added to WH

    by theycallmemrglass

    Top. Men. Returns. Well Top. Man. Only need one person this time round.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Hercules... I so hope you are right!

    by echobase

    This film could be the best movie that ever happened to us after Raiders. Steven, we are in your hands, PLEASE don't let us down!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    This is so hard to believe because???

    by JaPra

    They're using a fucking crate with Jones's fedora nesting perfectly on it. This crate has an uncanny resemblence to the crate seen at the end of Raiders. Why is this so surprising? They're practically giving this information away.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    TheNothing, Imagination is fine ...

    by NoDiggity

    ... but don't confuse it with what the movie itself was trying to tell us about that warehouse. As someone else pointed out, the warehouse follows right after Indy says "They don't know what they have", and it's supposed to emphasize that they don't know what they have. If the warehouse is a place for cool supernatural stuff to be stored, then that means the Ark is being put there because they consider it a cool supernatural thing, and are putting it in the place for cool supernatural things. But, as Indy says, they don't know what they have, which means that the warehouse is a BORING place, where the Ark will be lost again. Imagining the warehouse as a cool place ruins what the original film was trying to say. Nowhere in the original film is it hinted that there's anything remotely cool there except the Ark. Indy's words are what are supposed to guide us in our attitude towards the warehouse. I hardly think I'm the only one who reacts to it the way the film kind of insisted that I react to it.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I'll buy what Pazuzu says for a dollar ....

    by NoDiggity

    ... it COULD have some other cool things in it, but mostly mundane things, and nothing like the Ark.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by JaPra

    Ford has a scene where he barebacks Shia for a good 12 minutes in the iconic warehouse....many bothans died to bring us this information.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Probably the Ark starts to shake come alive or somethin

    by snowpuff

    And this is noticed in The Warehouse.<br> <br> I dunno. This all sounds like the scriptwriters watched a lot of Stargate SG-1.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Hey Ricarleite

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    Further proof you can't read... not only did you badly misread my Invisible Man post, you clearly failed to pick up on the 17 reams of print that have been written about this rumour so far. Spoiler alert? Please. What exactly has been spoiled here? There certainly aren't any details about what HAPPENS in there. Besides, people have been talking about this little subplot arc for ages. I, for one, wasn't surprised in the least to hear it. If anything, I'm with Moriarty; all it does is get me all the more amped up about seeing this film. So cool your jets. And learn to read. You'll be happier.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Am I wrong or is there a rumor that the warehouse...

    by wackybantha located....SPOILER SPOILER....SPOILER......... supposedly at Area 51?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    What if?

    by Juju the Journalist

    I was just wondering...are there some people who do believe the film can be the BEST of the quadrilogy? I mean, who really believe it, who could die in a geeky way for their belief? I'm not one of them of course. But are there any chances it can happen? I 've never seen anyone imagine this probability:-( This movie will be "oh it was fun having Indy back hoeny! You wanna go to Starbucks and have coffee?"

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    NoDiggity is right. The warehouse shot was a gag,

    by CreasyBear

    meant to show the government's inability to realize the importance or relevance of the Ark. Juxtapose the mystic, spiritual power with dry, dusty, modern uniformity.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Not So Hot On The Warehouse Idea

    by skoobyx

    It is iconic (as a scene from a film) but it ruins it to set an entire scene or the whole plot on it no? <p> Anyway, I'm still holding out some hope.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Creasy Bear

    by Carnotaur3

    He's not right. Why would the government hand over an ancient old relic to their military if they had no idea what they had? I think they know damn well what they have.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I am still a doubter & a hater.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    I think Spielberg lost his magic a loooong time ago.<p> I will go on record saying this movie will rank somewhere between Die Hard IV and the Star Wars Prequels, quality-wise.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    A picture of the crated Ark

    by Bobo_Vision

    Many of you probably know, a picture of the crated Ark from this next film can be found at the IndianaJones website, and if not, then...behold: <p>

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Hate's a strong word...

    by Childe Roland

    ...but I still think this movie is totally unnecessary. I'm open to the notion that they might be doing it right...that Ford might be acting at least close to his age...and so I'll probably see it. But I'm not at all stoked.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Is this about the big fight scene in the big warehouse?

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Okay, that's just a wild guess! :)

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    shia is really belloqs son

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    and indys gonna scrape some of his dna off the ark to prove it

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Fuck off.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Should've mailed it to the Marx brothersh!!

    by GilesT

    Pleasedontfuckthisup. Pleasedontfuckthisup. Pleasedontfuckthisup. Pleasedontfuckthisup. Pleasedontfuckthisup. Pleasedontfuckthisup. Pleasedontfuckthisup.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    They should have a...

    by REDD

    Alien Skull in the wearhouse...oh..wait.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST


    by REDD


  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    That's cool.

    by TattooedBillionaire

    I just keep getting more and more excited about this one.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Warehouse full of McGuffins

    by BlackIronPrison

    since R2-D2 and C-3PO are on the hieroglyphs in the well of souls, i feel it only right that we see them somewhere in that warehouse. that would please me for some strange reason.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Indy is inside of a large warehouse!!!!

    by Poloboy

    Oh my god!! I must see this!!! Watch as Indy searches aisle after aisle in a gigantic warehouse looking for a toilet to use!! Watch as his bladder fills with urine, beads of sweat appear upon his brow and he wonders if he can find a urinal before peeing his pants!!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:47 a.m. CST

    if they want the frelling extras to keep their secrets

    by Trader Groucho 2

    they should screen 'em like they were being hired for the CIA, AND they should pay 'em something above SAG minimum for BG. AKA show the poor sods some respect. If they think the BG is creaming themselves over being on the Indy set, maybe they did. For five minutes. After that.... <p> I'll bet the rat was a non-union guy making minimum wage who couldn't care anyway.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Cross of Coronado

    by wackybantha

    I bet that cross that Indy gave to the museum may reappear to do battle against the Crystal Skull & the Ark of the Covenant. And Yes, I am an idiot.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    ANYTHING GOES!!!!!!!!

    by wackybantha

    I go first Indy......and I should have fired my gun before I dropped to the floor like a sack o' potatoes!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Childe Roland!

    by DocPazuzu

    Welcome back, man! Where the hell have you been? Your presence was sorely missed in numerous Tarantino, Shyamalan and Eli Roth talkbacks!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST


    by Bobo_Vision

    LOL...that cracked me up.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Extensive photos from the Yale shoot

    by Bobo_Vision

    For those of you who want to see numerous photos from the set in Conneticut which was filmed several weeks ago which you most of you have probably never seen...have a look. There are no spoilers in this: <p>

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    I sure hope this movie has lots of pee and fart jokes.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    I cannot ever get enough of that kind of humor, and I love it in any context, and demand toilet jokes in any film with a budget over 20 mil. <p> Signed, the american movie-going public.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    "Indiana Jones and...

    by REDD

    The Sams Warehouse Greeters"

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Indy was wrong and so are most of you

    by slone13

    The "bureaucratic fools" knew exactly what they had. Namely something that was more powerful than they could possibly comprehend. They knew damn well "top men" were never going to do any research on the Ark whatsoever. It was beliberately stored (i.e. hidden) in the warehouse so that no one would ever be able to use it again.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    You can view the warehouse two ways...

    by Etienne72772

    First, that the government is a bunch of bureaucratic idiots, and they truly do not know what they have--hence, burying this thing in a warehouse of nothing, lost forever. Or, you can view the government as being extremely powerful, like Hitler WANTED to become, but couldn't. Hitler was going after one thing. The US government? They not only have the ark, but about 5000 other items of power. They are drenched in so much power, they don't know what to do with it all. I always took the view that the US government WAS what Hitler wanted to become.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Hey herc...the top men referal

    by theonecalledshoe

    maybe they meant the vatican. or even yet in walks Steve Rogers or Van Helsing.. heh. oh yeah and Mr. Monkey dude. funny stuff.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by seniorspeilbergio

    DUN DA DUN DAA. DUN DA DAAAA. DUN DA DUN DAAAA. DUN DA DAAA DAAA DA. That's all I have to say about that.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    No seriously

    by seniorspeilbergio

    Is there a way to stop any flow of information that comes out about this? This is gonna be good. I don't wanna no shiit. Nothin. That's it. I'm out.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Men's Wearhouse

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Indy's gonna buy a nice suit to fight the bad guys with!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Green Eggs and Ham

    by Bobo_Vision

    He doesn't like them in a house. He doesn't like them with a mouse.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Flying Elvis's Utah Chapter

    by mrfan

    That would be the ulimate move experience.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Dirty Sanchez.

    by mrfan


  • Sept. 30, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST

    "Wanna Know What Indiana Jones Is Doing This Week?"

    by smackfu

    Eating all of his vegetables like a good boy, then accusing orderlies of helping the guy from C12 change his positions on the Risk board?

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Harrison Ford REALLY needs to stop eating.

    by brezzel

    REALLY. The film should be called INDIANA JONES AND THE ADKINS DIET. Harrison Ford is a fat fuck.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Where they were THIS week

    by ElectricDreams

    They've been on the Warner Bros lot filming all this past week on Stage 16. Karen Allen and Harrison Ford were spotted coming and going from their trailers from many of the studios staff, I saw Karen Allen myself just standing outside the soundstage, she looked GREAT! Friday there was nothing going on, it was quiet, peeked in the stage which as I reported before looks like a giant Aztec temple/cave...similar to something in the Indy ride at Disneyland. Security were still tight about not letting anyone in w/o a GENRE pass. -ED

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Yeah, INDY'S got a gut. So what?

    by seniorspeilbergio

    I remember hearing two years ago that Speilberg asked Ford not to work out too much because he wanted Indy to be a little out of shape. Probably has something to do with the age thing. It does take place in the 50's after all and I wonder if this means maybe Indy hasn't been on one of his "trips" in while. Perhaps he's called back into action in this one.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    There are a lot of artifacts in there...

    by wadi77

    Not necessarily they’re looking for the Ark there.<p> But still, with the official site showing a crate with a serial number almost identical to the one of the Ark, still get me curious.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST


    by DrPeterVenkman

    Sorry for the thread-jack...I just wanted to say that, as I stated, I didn't pay to see Transformers. I downloaded it and watched it last night. What a steaming pile of rat feces that shit was. Fucking TINO.<p> Dr. Peter Venkman 1, Bayformers 0.