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Lucas Talks INDY 5!!

Merrick here...
George Lucas spoke to Fox news while in Cannes; the subject of a post CRYSTAL SKULL Indy project came up.
"I haven’t even told Steven or Harrison this," he said. "But I have an idea to make Shia [LeBeouf] the lead character next time and have Harrison [Ford] come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie. I can see it working out. "And it’s not like Harrison is even old. I mean, he’s 65 and he did everything in this movie. The old chemistry is there, and it’s not like he’s an old man. He’s incredibly agile; he looks even better than he did 20 years ago, if you ask me."
...says THIS ARTICLE at FoxNews.

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  • May 16, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Lucas is Delusional

    by Flaggg

    Bring on the Ewoks in Indy V!

  • May 16, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    A modicum of talent...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...only goes so far... or does it?

  • May 16, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Oh, and we don't give a shit about Shia!

    by Flaggg

    Just shows how out of touch with real storytelling Lucas is.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    maybe shia will die

    by executiverocker

    like river did ITS AN OMEN

  • May 16, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    yeah right George!

    by TooWhippy

  • May 16, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I had a feeling...

    by Phillyflopper

    That they would be considering this route since Shia seems to be in the spotlight these days. Of course, I don't mind it. I'd rather they stick with someone like that. As opposed to someone like Ashton Kutcher or something. Ugh!!!

  • May 16, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST


    by Chishu_Ryu infinitum...

  • May 16, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    COME ON!

    by ThisLifeArtificial

    Shia sucks. He doesn;t have the fucking pulling power to lead a franchise. Especially not Indiana Fucking Jones.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Concert of Hippies

    by SigmaChi04

    Sound like an LSD laden lackluster blockbuster set in the 1960s....enjoy it while you can Lucas.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Indiana Kelso...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Dude, where's my artifact?

  • May 16, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    AICN is getting lots of press with that negative review

    by Reload

    I hope you guys at AICN are aware of the buzz that that negative review of Indy 4 is getting. It's all over the internets. (Oh, what am I saying, of course you know know about it.) Anyway, I hope that little review doesn't color all of the discussion of Indy 4. Tomorrow is the Cannes premier, and we all know just how cynical the Cannes snobs like to be in regards to movies. I figure the film is going to be pretty good. Indy is a hard character to screw up, and Spielberg is a great director. He's gone 3 for 3 with the Indy moves. I'm sure he'll go 4 for 4. Anyway, it would be a shame if all people hear about now is the 1 lousy review from some bitter studio exec.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    What about the art films, George?

    by bluebottle


  • May 16, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Hmmmm, I seem to remember posting this

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    HOURS ago on another talkback.<p>*yawn*

  • May 16, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST


    by Ghostwood

    I don't want #4 to be just a baton pass. I'm paying to see Indy. If the kid works out, that's one thing, but don't make it about him. I hope he didn't make this on the assumption we're going to want to see more of the kid.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams And The Curse Of The Terrible Name

    by IKnowStuff

    Mutt Williams is just plain awful. Just doesn't work for me. No magic. Sorry George.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Shia has an appeal, sure. But a replacement for Indy?

    by jimmay

    I mean, come on now. I don't mind the guy in a certain role, but a hard-bitten, grizzled adventurer he was not born to play. It would ruin the tone and feel of the franchise to have him as a lead in a new Indy film. I think George is just thinking out loud with this one.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I'm all for it!

    by vezner2007

    Shia is a great actor and if he does as good a job in this film as he's done in his other films, I'll be all for an Indy 5. I think he can pull off being an action star if given the chance.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Fuck George Lucas, in his fat neck.

    by Cameron1

    He has access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little, he went insane.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Lucas Is Delusional

    by Baron Merlot

    Just more evidence that the man is out of touch. No one wants to see the Indy mantle taken over by anyone else. Let it rest, man.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Lucas Is 100% Joking Here!!

    by genrefanboy

    Like when he wore his Han shoots first T-shirt when he was on the Indy4 set! Spielberg/Ford would never agree to this focus on Mutt. Lucas can just toss it out there at some Cannes party then watch how quickly this news spreads then forget about it and move on (unlike the fanboys who will take this as 100% true and claim it has raped their childhoods again!!!).

  • May 16, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    I'll wait to see what happens with this one

    by The Dum Guy

    That is all.

  • May 16, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by lex romero

    It's like all the talkbackers worst fears and jokes come true. I think Lucas is just talking outloud with this one. I'm not even into the shia hate but it's clear that nobody would be interested in Mutt Jones and the temple of etc.

  • May 16, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    Talkback is gonna "SPLODE!!!

    by buffywrestling

  • May 16, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Lucas's tongue was firmly in his cheek....

    by EARTH

    ...when he made that comment pecker heads. He was totally kidding.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST

    i fucking knew it! and you know whats coming next...

    by lamontshadow2010

    as soon as i heard that indy had a son i knew lucas was going to try to pull this shit! well screw him. im not wasting money at the cinema for crystal money anymore for lucas ever! oh and you know whats next dont you? digitally replacing indy with shia for the original trilogy!

  • May 16, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST


    by Flaggg

    Yeah, because so many of Lucas's other tongue in cheek moments HAVEN'T made it to the big screen. Ass.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST

    2008 the year of the offspring

    by Dolmes

    So is Indy 4 like the last episode of Doctor Who? One big advertisement for a spin off series nobody really wants. How much more money does Georgie Boy want. Viddy well little brother, viddy well.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Never thought I'd say this but....

    by Han Cholo

    Not a good idead George. Leave it be.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Harrison did look kind of bloaty in TLC...

    by Prossor

    Lucas has got a point!

  • May 16, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Herniated Disc

    by Gwai Lo

  • May 16, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    this sounds just like...

    by amano

    ...his ideas for Star Wars 7-9. Just shut the fuck up and go away George.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Who DIDN'T think this already?

    by Logo Lou

    As soon as "Indy's son" became a plotline, who didn't think Lucas would be thinking of this?

  • May 16, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by LHombreSiniestro


  • May 16, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by awesomebri

    indy is the one and only important character in this franchise. ../all comments here so far should be enough for george to drop this foolish idea. There's a reason he didnt say it to Harrison or Steve.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST


    by photoboy

    Lucas really knows how to cast the worst people to make the worst possible film imaginable. I guess we should just be happy he hadn't discovered Shitey the Beef when he was casting for Anakin...

  • May 16, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Lucas joking? I don't think so.

    by one9deuce

    The name of Shia's character is Mutt Williams. It isn't John Smith or Steve Johnson or something plain, it's a name that sounds like a movie character. And it's the exact same formula they used for Indiana Jones' name. Dog based first name, common American last name. It isn't coincidence. Not to mention the fact that KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is set in the 50's and has a whole new type of genre influence: Sci-Fi. Right now they have an actor who is young, his career is on fire, and they could start a whole new franchise with him. <p> MUTT WILLIAMS AND THE (INSERT 50's SCI-FI SOUNDING TITLE) <p> STAR WARS is dead. At least until Lucasfilm makes a sequel trilogy in 10 to 15 years with or without George. INDIANA JONES is as good as dead. Harrison Ford is 65 years old, and he IS Indiana Jones. George Lucas LOVES Sci-Fi from the 1950's. Why wouldn't he do this? He sure as hell isn't going to make his "art films" anytime soon. Or ever for that matter.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Hawaiian Organ Donor

    by Herb West

    Yeah, I remember that. But really, didn't we expect this to happen all along? Mutt Williams: The Adventure Begins

  • May 16, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    But George doesn't see as good as he did 20 years ago

    by CherryValance

    because he's old.</p> I don't really know anything about this Shia kid, but I saw him on Letterman the other night. And his explanation for his Walgreens arrest was really hilarious. So that Shia movie sounds like a better idea than this one.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    haha George has finally succumbed to the darkside

    by BMacSmith

    before he dies he is going to destroy his creations

  • May 16, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    George, George, you Bastard...

    by MJohnson

    I'll bet he wants to go back and insert Shia's face digitally over River Phoenix in the intro sequence to Indy 3...

  • May 16, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    haha... he is joking.

    by Sakurai

    I enjoy how he loves to screw with fan-boys. It shows he sees the ridiculousness of taking these movies so seriously.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I agree with Cameron1

    by Herb West

    I believe George went bat shit crazy years ago.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST


    by Boba Fat

    I've have an idea, that just came to me after setting up the new movie with a built in sustainable franchise by giving Indy a Son. <P>I hate this, it confirms all the alarm bells that Indy 4 has rung.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    there should never be another indiana jones movie

    by BMacSmith

    HArrison Ford is the only one that can be indiana jones.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Krank Whore?

    by Prossor

  • May 16, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Serious as hell question here

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Does anyone know what the deal is with rights to Star Wars? Has Lucas mentioned whether or not the rights will die with him or is he planning on passing the rubber stamp off to someone else. Because you gotta think after he's gone someone is going to say, "OK, time to make the post-quels and let's use the Timothy Zahn material because that shit kicked ass."

  • May 16, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    ha ha

    by stolen73

    He's got to be f'ing with people. I honestly sont see why people have such a problem with this kid?

  • May 16, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I doubt he's joking...

    by Herb West

    This sounds exactly like something he would come up with. Remember a long time ago when he said he was going to make a Star Wars movie called Attack of the Clones? People thought that had to be a joke too.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    by stolen73

    I feel kind of sorry for the guy.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by Herb West

    What guy are you talking about?

  • May 16, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    `At the AICN Talkbacks it used to be Good,

    by Herb West

    Then George Lucas Raped our Childhood!

  • May 16, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    by stolen73

    "scorn from fanatics" I guess that us.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Feels sorry for...

    by stolen73


  • May 16, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    You idiots keep building up Shia LeBeouf...

    by Fa Fa Fooey being a great young actor or something. He is ok, but nothing special and has limited range. I know, he reminds you of yourself because he's a "regular guy" blah, blah. What tools.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Good question, Hawaiian Organ Donor

    by jimmay

    I've wondered that too. The safe bet is that his daughters will inherit them. What they'll do with the rights is anyone's guess, but you can bet the ethanol farm that as soon as the bearded one dies, Hollywood's gonna come a 'knocking with project ideas galore. Considering how controlling Lucas is with his baby, though, it really wouldn't surprise me if he has artistic control guidelines for Star Wars written into his will in some way.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    this from the guy who said

    by alice 13

    dont expect too much of indy 4. blahblahblah.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Sawyer from LOST said it best:

    by PirateEmery

    In 'Shape of Things to Come,' do you guys remember the scene when Locke pulled the gun on Sawyer? And Sawyer asked, "Have you lost your mind?"<p> Yeah, that's me.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I bet Lucas was joking

    by MattmanReturns

    So he could watch you idiots go nuts. He probably sits back and laughs that you actually sweat bullshit like this.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    Between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. <p> GL: Steve, I've got a great idea. Let's call it a career, and just dine out doing endless sequels of our greatest films. <p> SS: George, let's not get ahead of ourselves. I don't know about you, but I know I've still got a little creative juice left in the tank. <p> Long pause. Lucas takes a long draw on his cohiba and stares out over the water. <p> JL: Fuck it then. You do what you want. I'll just squeeze every last penny I can out of those fanboy douchebags before my goiter explodes. <p> They nod silently in agreement, enjoying the ocean. Then <p> JL: Where's the nearest titty bar? <p> SS: How the hell should I know?

  • May 16, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by Herb West

    Don't. He owns a business worth 60 billion dollars and that's billion with a B. That doesn't even include ILM

  • May 16, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    If you're going to feel bad for anyone...

    by Herb West

    Feel bad for little Suburb Shia.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Let me Guess. Mutt's real 1st name is Remo.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Remo Williams!

  • May 16, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Indy is the lead period

    by aboriginal

    at least we know they don't kill'im off in this one.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I want to see George Lucas make

    by Gwai Lo

    A sandwich. For me. With serrano ham, gruyere cheese, olive spread and crisp veggies. And some sort of fancy mayo.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST


    by Herb West

    "it really wouldn't surprise me if he has artistic control guidelines for Star Wars written into his will in some way." Yeah, I think he's just crazy enough to do something like that. Seriously.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA he is absolutely out of his fucking mind...

    by King Conan

    wow he really really REALLY is out of touch with reality. Who was it that said in an interview recently about Lucas that regarding Star Wars, he really doesn't realize the magnitude to which the franchise is loved. Or something to that affect. Was it Spielberg?

  • May 16, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST


    by Gwai Lo

    I hope George Lucas dies clutching the rights to Star Wars in his greedy little fingers. I don't really want any more Star Wars, the last three already wore out their welcome. When does Star Wars become public domain anyway?

  • May 16, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Shia can suck my balls!

    by slave to the one

    Fuck that shit, the films are called INDIANA JONES, not Mutt Williams! What will the fifth movie be called, Mutt Williams and the Flavor of the Week! Why not bring back Short Round for the 6th movie?

  • May 16, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    How about another American Graffiti sequel?

    by Hesiod2k7

    Maybe you can get Ron Howard to direct? If he doesn't die laughing.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Star Wars becomes public domain...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...about the same Time John McCain wants us to leave Iraq.

  • May 16, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    American Graffiti sequel?

    by Herb West

    Don't give him any ideas for Christ's sake!

  • May 16, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Worst Idea Since......

    by drewlicious

    Greedo shooting first. Awesome I've found a context where that phrase actually works.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    LOL @ Hesiod2k7

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Brilliant.<p>If Lucas has creative control written into his will, that would be the be all end all.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Lucas already DID a Graffiti sequel!

    by Hesiod2k7

    More American Graffiti. Maybe he can have Mutt Williams star in the third installment as Pal LeMat's dad?

  • May 16, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and the Locker Full of Stinky Gym Socks

    by Bobo_Vision

  • May 16, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    "Do not want."

    by JackPumpkinhead

    (For those uninitiated, that's English for the ancient Chinese expression of "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" -

  • May 16, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    There, that ought to...

    by Bobo_Vision

    ...kick off an avalanche of Mutt Williams titles.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who heard about that months ago?

    by THT3000

    I remember them saying they planned to make a fifth with Indy as a supporting character and the sixth without him. Then I kept hearing rumors about Indy dying in KOTCS. And now this.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    One thing's for sure....

    by Herb West

    Little Short Round would whoop Mutt's ass. That 10 year old kid threw a better punch than Suburb Shia.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Yes, Hawaiian Organ Donor

    by I Dunno

    Zahn's books kicked ass. Furry worms that absorb the Force and lcones who identify themselves by adding vowels to their names are awesome.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST


    by justy4life

    George Lucas brains continue on, turning like clockwork and spawning new ideas, "Yes! I can remake Star Wars and Cast Shia has Han Solo, Harrison can come back as a grumpy, crazy old man! Come on George. Indiana Jones is Harrison Ford, any sequel should feature him as the lead. No one cares about Mutt fucking Williams.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    re: I haven’t even told Steven or Harrison this

    by snowpuff

    Lucas also mentioned his plans to stain the franchises of films he has never been involved with to begin with.<br> <br> "I have all sorts of ideas I haven't mentioned to James Cameron, Joel Coen, Terrence Malick, Wong Kar-wai... the list is endless! Just think about Aliens with a young Shia... as an alien. Or a sequel to No Country with a young Shia. I have so many ideas."

  • May 16, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    But, But,, But, But

    by Herb West

    Why all the Shia hate?

  • May 16, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    And it’s not like !

    by future help

    And it’s nooot ! And it’s not like And it’s not not not.!

  • May 16, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and the Serial Rapist's Cellar Full of Boys

    by Prossor

    the badguys win just like in empire strikes back! cool huh?!

  • May 16, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I was on the ropes about wether I would

    by Rufferto

    watch this new IJones or not. I think he just made up my mind for me. At least this way I wont contribute to the horror that comes. With gas prices being what they are. I should save where I can and this is a good start. Thanks Lucas.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Was that in those books? Ooooof, don't remember those. Been 12-14 years since I read them. Oh well.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    At least this way I can pretend that there is

    by Rufferto

    only three movies and it ended with Indy riding off into the sunset. No remakes, reboots, spinnoffs or Digitally remastered SI with Ewoks can ruin that. See George, I'm not the only one who can be delusional.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Spoilerific bootleg Behind the Scenes KOCS footage

    by Bobo_Vision

    Watch it while you can, this one is getting deleted rapid fire. I haven't even watched it because I'm avoiding spoilers, so watch only if you don't mind behind-the-scenes-making-of footage with spoilers: <p>

  • May 16, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by Rufferto

    Free him before we are all digitally changed into walkie talkies.

  • Really?

  • May 16, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    If he is serious...

    by mynameisnickpappageorgioandthisisarealbowflexbody

    This may in fact be the worst idea in the history of cinema. Wait, its second to Jar Jar.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I just watched the footage I posted...

    by Bobo_Vision

    ...and there are no major spoilers in it, so there's nothing to worry about, but the page has major spoiler warnings so I wanted to post that to be sure. The footage is pretty cool, just to see Indy practicing with his whip gave me goosebumps.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    George Lucas sits alone, reading the menu. It's full of words he doesn't understand. Momentarily, the waiter approaches. <p> GL: Oui, oui monseur. Je suis mange a uh...petit... <p> The waiter becomes visibly impatient. Just then, George's cell phone RINGS. He answers it, still trying to order. <p> GL: Jai'me des escargots... (then, into the phone) Hello? (a beat, then to the waiter) Ah fuck it. You know what? Just get me a goddamned cheeseburger and fries. (back to the phone) Is that you Leah? Dynamite. Listen, how about getting on board for a Howard the Duck sequel? Are you game? <p> LONG pause, then an audible CLICK. <p> GL: Leah? Are you there sweetie? <p> WAITER: Tuez-moi maintenant.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    who didn't see this coming?

    by snowtires

    plus, i thought he already talked about this before

  • May 16, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones & the

    by kamar

    Radioland Murders. THAT'S the sequel I'm waiting for. Can they CGI some personality into Harrison's performance for the last 20 years this guy makes Costner look lively.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Only one problem Lucas. Shia is no Ford!

    by Orionsangels

    He's not even close to Ford. I don't even like Shia that much. I'll rap about it - He's got a goofy face. Oh what a disgrace yo, with that potential fro. If he let his hair grow. So excuse me Lucas, If I let u know, by sayin HELL NO! Word!

  • May 16, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and the Walgreens Arrest

    by justy4life

  • May 16, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Who cares? F*** Indy! Go see SPEED RACER.

    by Chishu_Ryu

    There's the future of cinema.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    He's gotta be kidding

    by heks

    You don't have a movie called Indiana Jones and the (fill in blank) and not have Indiana Jones as the lead character. And you don't have some other movie with Indiana Jones as a supporting character, because if you can get Indiana Jones in your movie you make it a damn Indiana Jones movie and you bloody-well call it Indiana Jones and the (fill in the blank)!<br /><br /> Idiot!

  • May 16, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    The only positive thing about....

    by Herb West

    Suburb Shia in this franchise is that he's at least better than Lucas' second choice, Hayden Christensen.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Um, where are those "small films" he was supposed to be doing?

    by amrisharmpit

    Remember Lucas said something about making documentaries and low-budget films after he was done with the prequels? Where are those? Why is he wasting his time on more Star Wars and Indy?

  • May 16, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST


    by Herb West

    I can't believe Ford would even think about doing it like that.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    by justy4life

    George Lucas: I think it's a perfect idea, not sure why I never thought of it, I can CGI Shia as Darth Vader, Shia as King Kong, I can remove Marylin Monroe in Some like it Hot and replace her with Shia. I think he's the next John Wayne, let's just CGI John Wayne and Clint Eastwood out of all their movies and replace them with Shia. Him and his mangina will rule all of Asia.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Why didn't you sell the series to Irvin Kershner?

    by Herb West

    Amen brother.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    It'll be like Red Sonja

    by Bobo_Vision

    A Conan movie where Conan only makes a cameo, ya know? But the lead star of the Conan movie is Stallone's ex-wife instead of Schwarzenegger. Same deal, but with Shia instead of Ford.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Hey, has anyone seen the Bottomless...

    by Herb West

    Busted Tee girls petition yet? SIGN THE PETITION! Just make up an email address!!!

  • May 16, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by DKT

    'nuff said.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by Herb West

    That's sad but basically it.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by the_scream

    Please someone has to stop Lucas before he destroys the Indy franchise as well! Please George, find something NEW to do. PLease, I beg of you!!!

  • May 16, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    Go back and re-read this again. He's yanking your chanins, guys and he knows EXACTLY what he's doing.

  • May 16, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    Go back and re-read this again. He's yanking your chanins, guys and he knows EXACTLY what he's doing.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    You guys are idiots

    by Arteska

    This will happen the same time that Halle Berry "Jinx" Bond spin-off that studio morons were all excited about. I mean a comment that was very likely produced from a leading line of questioning about the possible topic has everyone having kittens. Give it a rest.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    George Lucas and Steven Spielberg sit on stage with the cast of Indiana Jones 4, a frenzied crowd of press in front of them. After much buzz, the reporters settle and begin firing questions. <p> R1: Mr. Spielberg, the film was atrocious. Where do you go from here? <p> SS: To a solid patriotic biopic about our greatest leader ever. Can't fuck that up. <p> R2: Mr. LeBeef - <p> SHIA: That's LABEOUF. <p> R2: Whatever. This is your first major catastrophy. How will you deal with what might well become the beginnings of career suicide? <p> SHIA: I'll uh, probably hit the sauce hard, snort some shit, get caught copping a ten dollar blow job on Rodeo Drive, then appologize to the press and roll right into rehab. <p> The press gallery nods in agreement. <p> R3: Miss Allen. In many of your scenes, you looked like a lamb being led to the slaughter. Care to comment? <p> KA: I just did what they told me to do. <p> R4: Mr. Lucas, how long will you continue to sodomize your past cinematic accomplishments? <p> George thinks carefully for a moment, stroking his beard. <p> GL: Until every one of my major organs has been replaced at least twice, or until my goiter gets so big I have to kart it around in a wheelbarrow. Whichever comes first, I guess. <p> R4: Mon Dieu. <p> R1: At least he's honest. <p> <p> ________________________________ <p> I could write more of these, but I think I'll stop at three George. (Hint, hint)

  • May 16, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Herb West

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    That petition is awesome. I'm glad QuiGonnJin&Tonic and myself kept talking about that red-headed vixen long enough for you to spring into action.<p>That babe could sell pork to Jewish people.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    From the same man who made Greedo fire first...

    by James Westfall

    The Lucas that made the original trilogy died long ago. So did the Spielberg that gave us anything he made before 1990. Those men no longer exist; all that remains are weak shadows of their predecessors.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST

    if speed racer is the future of cinema were fucked..

    by bradsand

    milk it george. milk it until it is so dry that you have ruined all our childhood heroes. and speed racer was crystal meth on film with stick figures....

  • May 16, 2008, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Hawaiian Organ Donor, remember when "post-quels"

    by beastie

    were called sequels? I'm sorry, I'm not a troll, but "post-quels"? I don't know if this is a common geek-term that I'm just not savvy to or if you just came up with it. Either way the term is dumb.</p><p>I remember agreeing with you on a lot of other talk backs, so trust me I'm not trying to start a flame war. I just laughed when I thought "whatever happened to the word 'sequel'".</p><p>GL can do what he wants. I haven't seen KOTCS, so I can't judge Shia. Even if the movie sucks, and they make it a bridge to 3 new Shia lead Indy flicks that also suck, nothing will ruin Raiders for me. I fucking love that movie, and if something else sucks, I'll just ignore it after seeing it. Personally, I can think of two ideas, for Indy spin-offs, that I'd like to see: CG D2DVD flicks like Marvel and DC are releasing - WITH Fate of Atlantis - and a set of Abner Ravenwood adventures for the theater. With Abner Ravenwood, we as the audience know little about him and have no preconcieved ideas as to what he should be like. I mean, they could cast him young in the late 19th century and lead up to when Marion was born. That's my say about 3 different subjects, 2 of which have nothing to do with my post-title.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Hawaiian Organ Donor

    by Herb West

    Thanks man, but it is disappointing that we only got 26 signatures. I thought that talkbackers would be bigger pervs than that. Be sure to check out the links near the bottom. ;-)

  • May 16, 2008, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Clap Clap Clap Clap...

    by Merriman Lyon

    I wouldn't dream of telling all you numbsklls that I told you so, but...<p>I TOLD YOU SO!!!<p>So long, suckers!

  • May 16, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST

    anyone else notice he has "renamed" Raiders?

    by King Conan

    so that they ALL have Indiana Jones in the title. What a loser.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST


    by DoubleFantasy

    This WAS a joke by the way. Respect to GL for giving u all brian meltdown. 8-)

  • May 16, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    wonder what his excuse its...

    by King Conan

    "Well when I first made Raiders Photoshop and Quark didn't exist so I was never able to add the super cool Indiana Jones logo. Now with our present technology I was able to go back and correct that and make it how I always wanted it to be."

  • May 16, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBarf is George & Steve's Leo DiCaprio...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Lucas & Spielberg, being the two out of touch old men that they are, are attempting to emulate fellow 70's chum Martin Scorsese's success w/Leo by using Shia LeBarf as their new go-to guy. Sorry, guys, but I don't see it happening...

  • May 16, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    By the way, for all the 'tards thinking "Lucas bad, Spielberg go

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Shia la Poof is Spielberg's idea. Most of the movie's concepts are Spielberg's ideas. AFAICR, even "Shia=son" was at least in half Spielberg's idea. In private, they work in perfect unison and understanding, but for show, Lucas took on the Evil Guy For The Public's Eye role, while Spielberg is sitting and taking the Hero Who Will Not Let the Franchise Be Destroyed role - and idiots are swallowing it fully.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Eighty Eighty

    by britney spears rusted clit ring

    Wait till its out and you see it. Then comment you bunch of muff fat gobblers. Or I can speculate like you all, since there is nothing beter than an educated guess and an upcumming bit of filed entertainment. Indy 4 will be like Pouring Manwich on Filet Migion. Not the right choice but still yummy.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Do yourselves a favor and go see SPEED RACER...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...and if you get it, like I did, all your cares will fall by the wayside. It'll be like, Shia who?

  • May 16, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST


    by britney spears rusted clit ring

    sorry for the typing!

  • May 16, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by Herb West

    Je. Sus. Christ. I had scroll up to find out what you were even talking about. It was just a comment HOD made in passing like 2 hours ago. Just shut the fuck up. Troll.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    JackPumpkinhead, I've been saying that

    by I Dunno

    for a while. If it's good they'll praise Spielberg if it sucks they'll blame Lucas.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Until the new Indy films put a monkey in the mix...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...they'll never be as good as "Raiders of the Lost Ark. That was the secret ingredient of "Raiders"'s success. I know that sounds incredible, but it's true. It's all about the monkey. <p> ChimChim for Vice President!

  • May 16, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST


    by dtpena

    Ohh The Humanity!!!!

  • May 16, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I'm not trolling. I just thought it was funny.

    by beastie

    If you look at all my other posts, you'll notice that I never attack anyone's views. The term "post-quel" just struck me as "new".

  • May 16, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Bad dates.

    by Rufferto

  • May 16, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST


    by Flint420

    That's basically my comment

  • May 16, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    appologize to the press and roll right into rehab.

    by Herb West

    That was the best one yet. Keep em coming!

  • May 16, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    If Steven Spielberg had made "Speed Racer"...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...he'd have cast Shia LeBamf as Speed. That's what we're dealing with here...

  • May 16, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Indiana named after a dog. Shia named Mutt

    by Orionsangels

    It's all about dogs

  • May 16, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST


    by bacci40

    i told you all that shia was the antichrist.....i knew it...he has taken over speilburgh's mind...continuing the franchise with labouf as the lead?????? fuck you steven...fuck you right up your stingy kike ass (btw, im a kike, im allowed to be a racist)

  • May 16, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Why couldn't they just call him Rex then?

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Or maybe Chico?

  • May 16, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    You know, it's funny to me how many people...

    by Herb West

    compare Suburb Shia to Dicaprio. Some say people dislike them because they're young actors "who get the girls". But you know, I can never remember such negativity directed to Pitt, Damon, or Gyllenhaal, not even when they were younger. Not even Marky fucking Mark got that much hate for Christ's sake. And why do you think that is? At least these actors were capable of acting like a real dude instead of a whining little mama's boy.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    What ancient thingamafuck will they look for this time?

    by KongMonkey

    How 'bout a storyline that doesn't include Muttfuck. Hell I don't really care. Go ahead and bring back short round, now a grown up Chinese commy soldier. Have him help out Indy until its revealed that he's the main antagonist and Indy has to kill him finding whatever ancient thingamafuck it is he's sent after this time. Just make it more interesting than Hindu stones and alien skulls. Garden of Eden. Staff of Moses. Excalibur. Spear of Destiny(nazi's had it). Whatever would actually work. Cause Indy as a side character, that don't work.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Would you buy a used Ford from this man?

    by the podosphere

    CUE photo of George Lucas. <p> Okay, seriously, IV is going to do quite well, and there's no reason not to do a V. But if HF can still whip it good, why not put him front & center in V and hold off the puppy for VI?

  • May 16, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by kdoc13

    Ok, in case anyone else didn't pick up on it, there is kind of a spoiler for the Crystal Skulls movies. I don't mind spoilers, I actually like them, I just want a warning. So don't read this any further unless you want to know a spoiler.... ok, so we know that a major character dies in Crystal Skulls, so gee, if HF and Shia are coming back in another movie, gee I wonder who that leaves then? Huh, a certain female brought back from the first one? Merrick, to quote Ted Theodore Logan from Bill and Ted, "You dick!"

  • May 16, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the All-CGI Prequel

    by epitone

    You know that's what Lucas really has in mind.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    George should introduce the uncle of the monkey...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...that got poisoned in "Raiders." You know, since Lucas is all about connecting things and using old characters and all. Either way, a monkey needs to be brought back into the equation.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by Herb West

    They fucking wouldn't. They better not dare kill Marion.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Draidle of Death

    by Stormwatcher

    Were Indy converts for his son and get the bit chopped to prove his love for a dead god.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    before I wasted $ watching KOTCS. Because I'm boycotting Indiana Jones as of right now. Enough is enough.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    No love for the duck

    by PALADIN_68

    You know, Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck was one of the coolest, and most beloved, cult comic hits of the 70s....till George got ahold of it. So sad.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Short Round should've taken over the franchise. Not Mutt.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984


  • May 16, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984


  • May 16, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones is Harrison's saga, NOT LePoof!!

    by J-Dizzle

    I can't buy Shia in the lead role, he's too much of a pussy.

  • May 16, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST


    by mystic_dreamer

    I cannot believe how obsessively negative you people are. Really, go out and smell the roses. You talk about petitions and boycotts for a FUCKING MOVIE!!! Why don't you put your energies into helping Burma? Something important...

  • May 16, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST

    You know he'll do it too.

    by Laserbrain

    Yes, George, where are those "art" films you keep telling us you're gonna do? You greedy, fuckin' waster.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST


    by Chishu_Ryu

    TRANSFORMERS and DISTURBIA were both produced by Steven Spielberg. Shia LeBeouf is Steven Spielberg's new actor of choice. KOTCS will be the first of many Spielberg/LeBeouf team-ups. <p> Believe it.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    within 18 months, Shia will play a homosexual..

    by Mundungus

    in an all too revealing indy drama trying to gain some industry cred. My guess is that his character starts a gay curious closet case that falls under the table for an outrageous drag queen that shows him how to appreciate life before dying of a undisclosed brain tumor. Maude the drag queen will be played by Ashton Kutcher. Either that or an all male remake of Ice Castles. This is a safer bet than anything on the stock market.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    beastie and post-quels

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I came up with it as far as I know, tonight no less. I had to endure pulling out weeds in my lawn, a bad bottle of wine and another Celtics loss. So tell me how much I owe you for ruining your night with my blathering mundane ill-conceived phrase and I'll write you a check.<p>For the record, I love the Indy trilogy and will be there to see Crystal Skull first showing next Saturday morning.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Color me shocked. *note sarcasm*

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Who couldn't see this coming from a mile away? Fuck you Lucas and fuck your new Indy movie. I hope it's a total failure. I am tired of seeing sheep continue to give this fucking asshat money.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    And I do remember when post-quels were called sequels

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I also remember having the stamina to jerk off 2 or 3 times a day, eat a large pizza and down a six-pack and not feel bloated, ooohing and ahhhing at the awesome effects in Willow and counting down the days until Dolph Lundgren became the biggest box office draw in the world.<p>The golden days, how I miss ye.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    "Lucas Is Delusional"

    by Geekgasm

    That nailed it. Whatever he used to have, he's lost. That shitty and super-boring "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" series that he forced on the world as some kind of educational Mr. Peabody and Sherman should have been all the proof anybody needed to realize that Lucas has lost his perspective on Indy like he's lost his perspective on everything else. There needs to be a coup at Lucasfilm. Send the old man packing! And take his fat kids with him!

  • May 16, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST

    On one hand...

    by Booster Gold Lives

    ...I could somehow see Shia spinning off into his own franchise, with an older Indy in tow. Maybe it's something for the comics to explore, like "expanded universe" Indy. Problem is, it's the INDIANA JONES franchise. it's INDIANA JONES whose name is in the title. People are going to be going to see INDIANA JONES next weekend. Shia's been lucky enough to get cast in two ridiculously huge movies two summers in a row, but I guarantee nobody's thinking about their plans for seeing the new Shia LeBeouf flick next weekend. It's INDIANA JONES. Lucas needs to get his head out of his ass and realize that.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST


    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    You're right. I'm chucking a 20-pack of Costco briefs and a jumbo box of Pop Tarts into an envelope and shipping it off to Burma right now.<p>And I'll be on my front lawn in case any of you guys are interested in another Hands Across America shtick.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST

    LeBeouf == Jar Jar

    by prof_chaos

    Then he'll digitally remake the movie so all of the bad guys are Ewoks. No No No No No No No No NO NO NO No

  • May 16, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    The future was supposed to be better than our parents had it. What a rip off!!!

  • May 16, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I feel your pain. Are you going to see KOTCS or join the global boycott?

  • May 16, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    I think you guys have been punk'd.

    by rbatty024

    This was obviously a joke and I'm a little surprised that so few caught on. Lucas is obviously well aware (maybe a little too aware) of the internet and he knows how much fanboys hate Shia. He's just trying to get a rise out of you guys and he succeeded nicely.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST


    by Hugh G Rekshun a bunch of elitist talkbacker idiots think they speak for the entire movie-going public.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I had to kill Bob Orci because he made a mistake.

    by Lashlarue

    Now, It's time to erase that mistake.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Are they going to point walkie talkies at Shia?

    by I Dunno

    I realize he's 20-something but most people know him as a junior in high school from Transformers.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBeef's next role

    by britney spears rusted clit ring

  • May 16, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    RE-CAST Indy, James Bond-style

    by Osmosis Jones

    Fuck the whole "Ford IS Indy!" shit. Would you pay to see a 77-year old Sean Connery as 007? They should have re-cast the role in the early 90's. I want Crystal Skull to recapture the old Raiders/Doom magic like crazy, but we'll probably be lucky if it's as good as Crusade (only creakier). No "Son Of Indy" bullcrap, just stick a new actor in the fedora and KEEP GOING.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Mutt: "We'll do it for Johnny!" <p> Indy: "Who's Johnny?" <p> Mutt: "Johnny, man. We'll do it for Johnny!" <p> Indy: "You're confusing me." <p> Mutt: "Stay gold!"

  • May 16, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    That's not where I want it to go.

    by greenstyle92

    But I wouldn't mind a KOCS kicking off an "Old Man Indy" trilogy of movies that ends with his totally awesome death. But Indy 5 just HAS to follow up on Short Round. I wanna see what's happening with him. Maybe working on his doctorate and being a teaching assistant to Indy?

  • May 16, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    No recasting Indy

    by I Dunno

    Sean Connery was Bond for like 6 years. Ford's been Indy for almost 3 decades. And some people still don't accept anyone but Connery as Bond.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST


    by greenstyle92

    Isn't that the point of KOCS? to reverse the father son pattern and put the shoe on the other foot for indy? Doing that AGAIN would just be redundant.

  • May 16, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Bad idea

    by moviemaniac-7

    But then again, casting Hayden Christensen killed the Star Wars NT, so Lucas - despite his talent - has some serious bad ideas. Just leave it at this...

  • May 16, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST

    FUCK LUCAS -- this is WHY they should have RECAST Ford

    by Big Dumb Ape

    For crying out loud, Lucas really has just lost it -- which becomes more and more painful to accept and say given what a diehard lifelong Star Wars fan I've been. But the man is just fucking OUT THERE at this point if he ACTUALLY believes that Shia is some sort of bona fide box office draw that will make people come to see him in further INDY adventures, where Ford takes a subordinate role (like Connery had in CRUSADE). And even if they structure it like CRUSADE, where Connery managed to have ample screen time, you'd be right back to the idea of this movie: that somehow Lucas believes the public wants to see more Shia (with Ford tagging along) adventures like an old Crosby & Hope ROAD movie.<p>So FUCK YOU, George. I'll see this because now I'm interested to see just how MUCH of a train wreck you might have created here. And you're going to break my heart -- I'm beginning to sense it more and more that this thing really will NOT live up to anyone's expectations, which only goes to show you should have let sleeping dogs lie and moved onto something else.<P>For crying out loud, if Lucas feels he has more movies in him, then why the fuck didn't they cast Hugh Jackman or Nathan Fillion (or insert the name of a star you'd like to see here) to make an all-new trilogy that was STILL set in WWII where you could have KEPT the old Cliffhanger serial feel and had Jones going after artifacts and fighting Nazis and all that good stuff?<p>I long suspected that not recasting this thing ala BOND was going to come back to bite the franchise in the ass, and IF...and that's a big IF...this Shia idea comes to pass, I will have been proven right.<p>FUCK YOU, GEORGE! FUCK THIS IDEA RIGHT UP THE ASS! Sorry, this pisses me off so much I had to get it out one more time...

  • May 16, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Let the adventures begin!

  • May 16, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • May 16, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST


    by codymr


  • May 17, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's Prequel time!

  • May 17, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by DeweyOxburger

    Please, for the love of fuck, don't fuck up the Indy license more than this movie already might. Goddamn you Lucas for even suggesting such a dumbfuck of an idea. My childhood is being raped by this shit...

  • May 17, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones VS Montana Mike

    by sleeptones

    too soon!

  • May 17, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST

    In twenty years or so, we will get a sequel:

    by hank henshaw

    Mutt Williams and the Disco Ball of Damnation set in the '70s.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Like this wasn't obvious...

    by SirFlibble

    I saw the mummy being expanded in The Mummy Returns to cover none mummy movies, and I could see this move too. They want to keep the franchise alive and Harrison is getting old..

  • May 17, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Please no.

    by Lucasblows

    Please :(

  • May 17, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I like Shia, but this is a bad idea.

    by MrD

    Right now he's more Mark Hamill than Harrison Ford. When we first met Indy, it's clear that he was a guy who had the mileage, someone with real life experience under his belt. That's part of what made the character so interesting- the implied backstory with Marion and Belloq. Who wants to see Mutt Williams and the Post Adolescent Growing Pains??? Seriously, if they absolutely must continue the Indy franchise, they need to either stick with Harrison, or move past him. The question is whether Indy is like James Bond, Robin Hood, or Batman, a transgenerational hero with stories that deserve to be told for years to come, with different actors and different filmmakers, or is he solely the creation of this actor and these filmmakers?

  • May 17, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST

    so theyre gonna remake last crusade

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    with indy as the dad this time? brilliant.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Whether it's a joke or not...

    by jerseycajun

    you can never tell with Lucas. Even if he's joking now, give it a while and he may actually do something like this.<br></br><br></br>He still hasn't moved on past Star Wars, licensing out the franchise yet again for the upcoming theatrical animated clone wars flick (on the subject of which, the trailer left me cold - a series of disconnected action sequences with little no no hint of story and it all looked like it belonged in a video game). Indy was Lucas's only other big hit (and he only produced it thankfully) so if the trends hold true, he won't let this one go quietly or with dignity either.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST

    doubt it

    by Megamonki

  • May 17, 2008, 12:50 a.m. CST


    by Megamonki

  • May 17, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Thought this was going to happen

    by messi

    I though, the next movie will be Shia as lead and Harrison doing the dad/sean connery thing. I don't mind this idea. or maybe make them equal probably better.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:55 a.m. CST

    by Megamonki

    if they do a fifth the reversal of roles sounds like a good way to start a new franchise without totally screwing Indiana Jones(stuff like killing him, or just having him "go away") not that I want a new franchise but hell gotta think of the kiddies

  • May 17, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST

    No I pre bna this movie!

    by andrew coleman

    This is a horrible idea! Just fucking horrible make two more with old ass Indy fighting commies and then lets Shia do his thing and have those movies bomb. He is a horrible actor but made a lot of friends in the industry obviously, or gave out lots of blow jobs either way he is connected because I have seen student improve actors better than him.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by Rufferto

  • May 17, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by Rufferto

  • May 17, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    RoboCop 2

    by 1922

    [i]Is not crap but like the 3rd best thing that came out in the summer of 1990 behind Gremlins 2 - The New Batch, and Total Recall![/i]

  • May 17, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    cynical negative talkbalks

    by krushjudgement

    are so passe. I know what the talkbalkers are going to say before I even scroll down.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Maybe some others

    by Rufferto

    need to join Lucas in the mental home for the hopelessly delusional? I don't deny some of us deserve to be ragged but I've got to say the people in defense of this sound way more pissed and obsessed.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST


    by Mike_D

    fuck that shit!!

  • May 17, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    This is true. it's why Darabont's script was rejected

    by messi

    the reason they went with what they have now is to make the transition for the new character. Darabont's script didn't leave it open like kingdom of the crystal skull.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Same old shit Lucas

    by brock landers baby

    The man's life is condemned to repeat the same two original ideas he's ever had. Why bother being creative when there's MONEY to be made?

  • May 17, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    The Lego game called his.

    by Grando

    It's titled - Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. Which suggest a new series will be forthcoming, not just one film.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Wait for legit critics (if at all)

    by darthvedder81

    It's pathetic the way the newswire has picked up one negative review from some anonymous nobody and acted like the movie is already universally panned. Most critics are jaded morons only interested in writing pithy blurbs—even worse when they aren't legit journalists to begin with.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST

    He built the Franchise, he can BLOW it up!

    by mistergreen

    He can do whatever he wants!

  • May 17, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Go ahead LUCAS

    by Rufferto

    Blow it back To GOD!

  • May 17, 2008, 1:58 a.m. CST

    He's messing with you guys.

    by BLEST

    It's a joke, like the "Han shot first" t-shirt.<p>Ford and Speilberg would never go for it.<p>That said, as a huge GL fan and PT lover, I'd totally abandon him if he actually went forward with this. :p

  • May 17, 2008, 1:59 a.m. CST

    If anyone here believes this....

    by Gabba-UK

    you are frankly so stupid that we seriously need you to die and remove yourself from the gene pool ASAP!!!! Please do us all a favour and kill yourself. Don't wait for the punchline, it ain't coming, KILL YOURSELF NOWWWW!

  • May 17, 2008, 2:18 a.m. CST

    I drink your franchise, I drink it up!

    by Mullah Omar

    Mutt Williams is a terrible name. To think that this character will catch on seems way out even for Lucas. I guess if Lucas invests his own cash in a film it will happen regardless, but I just don't see a Shia Leboeuf character named Mutt Williams riding a wave of public love.

  • May 17, 2008, 2:19 a.m. CST


    by Seph_J

    Lucas wins some respect back for his comedy. <p> Still, he needs to be careful... in the world of Lucas, his 'good ideas' and his 'jokes' are often very hard to tell apart.

  • May 17, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST

    AICN doesn't know what the Spoiler Box is for.

    by PirateEmery

    Are you serious? COME ON! Use your brains once in a while!<p> Moriarty's kid isn't a spoiler. Anything about the ending of Indy 4 possible beginning of Indy 5 is a spoiler. Slight plot information about the Decepticons, not a spoiler.

  • May 17, 2008, 2:23 a.m. CST

    The Major Character that dies:

    by PirateEmery

    Isn't Marion.<p> Try Mac.

  • May 17, 2008, 2:25 a.m. CST

    You guys don't realize that LeBeouf is Spielberg's avatar

    by messi

    which is weird because he hasn't really had an actor he goes to again and again. Scorsese has Deniro, Nolan seems to want Bale as his. Well Spielberg wants Shia.

  • May 17, 2008, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi

    DAMN YOU TO HELL!!!<p>Star Wars wasn't enough, huh? Please stop fucking our beloved franchises. Thanks.

  • May 17, 2008, 2:50 a.m. CST

    To Everyone who thinks this isn't Possible

    by bottombrick

    Like when George Lucas cast an underwear model named Hayden as Darth Fucking Vader? It may be a joke, but the jokes on you. BOYCOTT KOCS. Tell people at work, sink this motherfucker its the only way. Your geek ass couldn't resist Star Wars, its not your fault. But you have a chance to make things right.

  • May 17, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf and the Franchise of Doom.

    by rosasaks

  • May 17, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    I'm a big Lucas defender

    by kwisatzhaderach

    but this time he really is talking shit. Indiana Jones is Harrison Ford. Period.

  • May 17, 2008, 2:59 a.m. CST

    George is laughing at you

    by Shub-Wankalot

    I'm sure he's laughing at the gullible press about the incendiary joke he has inflicted. He's not going do it, nor is Spielberg. But I'm sure he's patting himself on his back for his quick-witted jest.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Lucas will do anything for a few Dollars more....

    by travis-dane

    <p>the sad thing is,Lucas needs no more Dollars.Why George,Why?<p>Lucas has lost his creativity a long time ago....<p>

  • May 17, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST

    re:where are those "small films" he was supposed to be doing?

    by Prossor

    dasher, he was talking out of his porridgy ass at the time trying to sound sophisticated. he doesnt give a shit about, its money baby.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Standard Lucas fare

    by evil twin

    Lets once again leverage what could have been a decent film into some serious merchandise and spin offs! Expect "Indy - the Animated adventures" to follow soon.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Wow. Just wow.

    by Mattyboy122

    You know, I've defended George for a while. I've never claimed the prequels were masterpieces or anything like that, but I did offer defense. And then this shitstorm gets unleashed. Fuck this shit. I'm not seeing KotCS. Before any details of this movie came out I was so excited for another Indy film (because another sequel done in the 'Raiders' mode could be kickass), but this is just a blatant cash-in, a launch-pad for a new franchise that nobody wants. Lucas is definitely bullshitting when he says nobody else knows about this, though. Spielberg's the reason Shia is in this shitstorm, so I'm certain he had a hand in it. "Making it for the fans," my left nut.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Mattyboy122:Well spoken.....

    by travis-dane

    and true!

  • May 17, 2008, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Hey, pair off Shia with Brendon

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Fraser in a remake of ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN THE FOREIGN LEGION. It's boxoffice gold (but only if you shoot on a Camcorder). Wow, 4:20 AM. Where am I?

  • May 17, 2008, 3:20 a.m. CST

    You all are pathetic

    by willykisme

    So I never check out this site but I did today even signed up just to post a little comment at all you pimply faced virgin 40 year olds.....when you actually produce a movie or star in on or even direct then I think it would be ok to bash another person ...Leave LucaS and Spielberg alone you sit here trying to out gripe the other guy and you all sound like lil babies who need to get laid.....but I'm quite sure as soon as the film comes out your going to flock to it.....bunch of pathetic losers all of you. By the way if you actually read this entire post what is wrong with you.Get a fucking life STAR WARS 4EVER pathetic losers never

  • May 17, 2008, 3:24 a.m. CST


    by 11dayempire

    It's the only way.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST

    If you guys all hate George's films so much....

    by cameron1975willi

    ...then why are these Talkbacks always the longest? If for one think this is a great idea. Go George!!

  • May 17, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Boycott won't work cuz-

    by bottombrick

    -there are only 20 geeks in the world my ass. Yeah, most geeks say they hate a movie and then go anyway, but if they didn't, and they voiced their opinion, it would carry. The majority of people don't think about the movies they see, thats why you go to imdb and see the same handful of ideas bandied about by unthinking thousands. When the barrage of commercials hit to churn the sheep into the theaters this time they could have a little voice in the back of their head, which sounds like quatto, "Jerkoff making another cash in. teen fag to replace Indy. wait for Batman, that guy died it was so intense. Open Your Mind Quaid, Open Your Mind..."

  • May 17, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Put Down the Old Dog

    by James Beers

    ...and I don't mean Harrison Ford. I've been nowhere near as passionate a detractor of Lucas as many others, but this has got to stop here and now. Indiana Jones is what it is. I can even see Harrison making one more, maybe two if they do 'em back to back. But nobody gives a flying fuck about Mutt fucking Williams and the senile executive producer. Blow that shit out the window.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Mutt survives this movie?

    by Dingbatty

    That's too bad. Bring back Jonathan Ke Quan.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Hopefully Ford and Spielberg veto this idea...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...they same way that Lucas kept vetoing every idea that they wanted to do with Indy over the past several years, until they had no choice but to go with Lucas' central story plot. I'd love to see another Indy, but I want to see Indy, not Shia.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:13 a.m. CST

    I love how

    by Mr Gorilla

    all you guys say how 'out of touch' lucas is, but a film he made 3 years ago made 850 million worldwide. Oh... THAT kind of out of touch!

  • May 17, 2008, 4:19 a.m. CST

    messa nots suresa

    by palewook

    thisa goood ideeas

  • May 17, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST

    george lucas and the raping of franchises

    by Jonny_boba

    what is the matter with lucas its like he wants to decretit every piece of cinematic history he was ever involved with, whats next american graffitti the return? i mean star wars was easier to do but replacing indiana jones and putting him in a BACKGROUND role?!!! what in gods name is he thinking

  • May 17, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Sure. Fine. Bring on Shia.

    by mrfan

    Just don't call it Indy V.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:29 a.m. CST

    A few other movies that made over 850 M

    by bottombrick

    Shrek 2, Spiderman 3, the Harry Potter movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies, and the Top Dog, and therefore the pinnacle of cinema, Titanic. In touch with something, but not merit or how to craft a good movie.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:31 a.m. CST

    He's Joking

    by ricardoflynn

    I hope! Star Wars was shit without Ford. Indiana Jones would be shit without Ford. Shia LaBouef is simply 'flavour of the month', just like Colin Farrell was when Spielberg cast him in Minority Report. P.S. I'd love to see another Indy with Ford battling ex-Nazis from his past. Those guys must surely have a pretty big score to settle...

  • May 17, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Lucas had a CAMEO in EPISODE II !!!

    by cornponious

  • May 17, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    let's just wait until the film comes out, shall we

    by Mr Gorilla

    and remember that Lucas' gripe with the old script was that there was NOT ENOUGH action. So don't blame him if it's boring.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Shia has an everyman quality

    by barnaby jones

    that Hollywood stars don't have these days, yeah he's young and goofy, but just wait until he hits his thirties.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST

    George, you're a money-hungry cunt.

    by Knuckleduster

    Fuck off.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:55 a.m. CST

    I'd love to say 'I TOLD YOU SO' again...

    by Merriman Lyon

    But do I really have to? Lucas' insanity speaks for itself. After Howard The Duck, after the Ewoks, after Young Indiana Jones, after CGI shoehorned into Star Wars, after Greedo Shoots First, after the Prequels, after the 'Crystal Skull' - after ALL these abominations, people are FINALLY beginning to wake up to the truth. Better late than never, I guess.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla is right about the action

    by barnaby jones

    The only problem Lucas had with FD's script was the action (hes not exactly an action writer is he ?), hence Koepp was drafted (no pun) to juice it up abit.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:56 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Try and learn about punctuation before you post here again. Thanks, appreciate it.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and the secret of the saucer people

    by David Cloverfield

    I can see a franchise based on 50's sci-fis. They would just need to distance it from Indy very fast. No fucking cameos.

  • May 17, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Get Off My Lawn...

    by Charlie & Tex

    He likes his whiskey with a dash of prune juice, his women sporting blue hair and his Holy Grail is a good bowel-movement, but he can still chew his own food, bless him. But in all fairness, we have tickets booked for the day of release in a luxury screen, but let's hope that Lucas' toned-down celebrations for the release aren't an indicator that this is a turd. Of course, talk of another movie might be a way of playing down the rumours that Indy dies at the end, leaving LaButt ready to continue the series - Bugger!

  • May 17, 2008, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Couldn't see that coming

    by MrJJonz

    Yeah right. Its was the only way to make the series even worse. The law of ever diminishing returns rules

  • May 17, 2008, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and The Lucrative Generic Retread

    by irritable

    followed by Indiana Jones and the Final Humiliation

  • May 17, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST

    "looks even better than he did 20 years ago"

    by Yeti

    Oh Crazy George. You kill me. <p> Notice how celebs who buy ranches and sequester themselves away seem to loose their grip on reality?

  • May 17, 2008, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Young Whippershnapper

    by Yeti

  • May 17, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST

    I have a bad fellind about this

    by Gd00

    ....if you ask me. 'nuff said.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    $ Talks DZ so that is why there will be 6 Indy films

    by Mace Tofu

    If they do two you know they will do a third one with Shia. Money talks and Lucas needs some to make his 100 Star Wars TV episodes.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Ford does look better than he did 20 yrs ago.

    by SID 8.0

    Seen him on ET last night at Cannes. The guy has got some guns on him and no fat at all. But the Shia thing is just a bad idea all around.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:09 a.m. CST

    How about an Indiana Jones without Lucas?

    by TheNorthlander

    Let's turn this into a reality show and see who gets voted off first. Lucas, Shia or Harrison.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one her that hates that piece of shit?

    by Pumpkinjoe

    Shia taking Indy's place? Dammit, I so sick of the "Flash in the Pan" syndrome. HOLLYWOOD EXEC: "Hey I have an idea, lets cast Jonah Hill as Conan the Barbarian! And maybe Seth Rogan as Thor!

  • May 17, 2008, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Lone Contrarian

    by Diagnostic

    I am on board. <br> Full Support.<br>

  • May 17, 2008, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Did anyone NOT see him trying this?

    by Adama77

    I saw it coming a mile away. Frank Darabont writes a script Ford and Spielberg like. Lucas? "Meh". They try someone elses script. This time Indy has a son. Instant boner for George! "Indy has a son? That means I can make SON OF INDY MOVIES!" It's what I most feared, and here he is, pimping it at the first oppurtunity.

  • May 17, 2008, 7 a.m. CST

    Someone tell Mr Lucas he DOES NOT NEED THE MONEY...

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    Retire from being a businessman. If you ever make a film again, MAKE IT FROM YOUR HEART like Graffiti, THX or the original Star Wars. You are powerful enough to do anything you want.

  • May 17, 2008, 7:01 a.m. CST


    by robotdevil

    What would it be called.... "Mutt Jones & the Guy You Wish Was Starring In This Movie"

  • May 17, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST

    He hasn't told Ford or Spielberg....

    by robotdevil

    I can only assume he didn't tell them about this idea for the same reason I don't tell women I won't call them back the next day.

  • May 17, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and the icon's senility

    by chewyou812

    The problem with Lucas is that there's too many yes men around him. No one @ Lucas film will stand up and say, "No George, thats an awful idea." That, and he also writes dialog like someone who's watched nothing but kids shows for a decade or so.

  • May 17, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    How about an Indiana Jones without Lucas?

    by palewook

    sounds good. need to lose shia lapeouf too..

  • May 17, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and The Viagra of Doom

    by JamesT

    You know you would pay to see it..

  • May 17, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST

    is george lucas hitting on harrison ford?

    by LarryTheCableGuy

  • May 17, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    it's funny cause i bet most of us here

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    would probably pay to go see a sallah spin off, or a short round spin off or an old knight prequel or even a marcus spinoff, or even a third skeleton from the right in the tomb scene spinoff... and it's this.

  • May 17, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Oh God.. Not again.

    by fitz-hume

    Shia is in the spotlight obviously to lure in the younger generation and not because of Lucas' twisted plans of replacing Harrison with Shia. I hope to God it won't happen. Unfortunately though it's the thing that Lucas will most likely do.

  • May 17, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST

    George Lucas reads AICN religiously, and cackles

    by CreasyBear

    with delight as geeks everywhere groan in misery and explode with rage. Since the late 90's, every decision has been made solely to get you riled up. He's sick that way. Hi, George. You're a sick, sick man.

  • May 17, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Talkback? Sploded.

    by buffywrestling

  • May 17, 2008, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by auraboy

    Seriously, Indy should have had a daughter. A hot, smoking, Lara Croft but, you know, better acted Daughter. And then we could have had her adventures. And lots of uncomfortable snake as penis jokes. And the whole macho thing thrown upside down. And frankly any slightly well trained girl would look better throwing a punch than Shia. <p> If Lucas et all really were thinking ahead they would have greeted that daughter story with open arms. C'mon hot girl in leather jacket and Fedora, Indy all protective and unsure of himself but sort of not wanting her to kick more ass than him. What's not to love?

  • May 17, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST


    by dead youngling

    "Mutt, what are you doing underneath Trogdor's sack?"

  • May 17, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST

    So Shia doesn't die in IV, that sucks!

    by Lord_Soth

    And so does this "idea"!

  • May 17, 2008, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf coulda been Anakin Skywalker...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    If only the Prequels had come out a few years later...

  • May 17, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Or Shia coulda been Han's dad!

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Dad Solo! How's that for irony? Is that irony?

  • May 17, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    NO NO NO... Reboot with younger actor as Indy

    by The Gipper

    Why not just get a younger actor to play Indy and do more adventures? It isn't as if Ford is the only one ever to have played the character. River Phoenix played Indy in the beginning of "Last Crusade." Sean Patrick Flannery, George Hall and Corey Carrier all played Indy at different ages in the TV series (although I'm trying to forget the doddering old 90+ year old version played by Hall who sat on park benches and told stories like Forrest Gump.) The precedent is there -- a total of 5 different actors have already played the character. Heck, they could bring in Flannery for consistency. Finally show some of the things they had planned for the unshot season of Young Indy including Indy with Prof. Ravenwood and his first encounters with Belloch.

  • May 17, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    how about seeing the film first.....

    by emeraldboy

    then kicking it if it stinks. whats with all the shia bashing. Star wars was lucas's franchise. he created it, its his saga and he can do what he likes with it. shit, that the prequels are. it is his franchise. If he made a mistake, anywhere its this. Those prequels should have been animated. dont be suprised if 7,8,9 are. Its interesting that the WB are making the clone wars.

  • May 17, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    and Speed Racer has been

    by emeraldboy

    shunned by us audiences.

  • May 17, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the spoiler Lucas

    by Kampbell-Kid

    Not that it hasn't been suggested all over the net, but I've been avoiding reviews and spoilers... damn me for opening this link.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST

    According to Micheal Dywer, who is at cannes

    by emeraldboy

    for his 27th year of reporting for the irish times. He was talking about this film and the word has been very sniffy. dywer did point out that, the da vinci code got torn apart and it was the film that opened Cannes, 2 years ago. look how well that film did. I saw that and was rubbish. I for one will see the film next week. and then judge. I would like to hear the stories about valkeriye or rubicon. That seems to be rubbish alright.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    For fuck's sake-- somebody have Lucas committed

    by Laserhead

    Any decent movie he's been a part of has been due to the screenwriting and directing efforts of others. Once, a long, long time ago, he ripped off Flash Gordon and the Kurosawa samurai movies to make 'Star Wars'... this jack-ass wouldn't know a good script if it fleched him.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    I mean

    by Laserhead

    'felched him'. Sorry.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    I am so sick of Lucas

    by Jack Burton

    The man is so in love with the smell of his own farts. I'm perfectly happy with the Indiana Jones franchise continuing with another actor as Indy. Just like with James Bond. I don't want to see a half assed version with descendants of his family. Lucas needs to release control of Indy and Star Wars to someone that doesn't suck on all levels as a competent storyteller. I really hope Crystal Skull is better than everyone is saying, but I think we all know it will be the worst in the series.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Track record

    by Laserhead

    Howard the Duck, Ewocks, Young Indiana Jones, the fucking Prequels-- this douche is NOT a good, or even competent, filmmaker.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Somewhere in the bowels of Lucasfilm.....

    by thesecretgoldfish assistant carefully (and perhaps fearfully) answers his boss George when posed with the same quote...."Yeah, umm, that sounds great Boss, but you know, let's run it by Steve as well before we start to roll film. I hear he's pretty busy but you might be able to slip the idea to him during the meeting next week when you were going to present those ideas for the ET sequel and the prequel to Close Encounters, you know, the one where a 5 year old Richard Dreyfus was ironically making Devils Mountain Play-doh sculptures in his sandpit even as a kid' In the background Rick McCallumnods in agreement, a large smile on his face. The assistant anxiously wonders whether the smile and enthusiasm on Rick's face is sarcastic or genuine. There is then an awkward moment of silence broken only when the assistant changes the topic of conversation towards action figure sales.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Can someone just come up with a new idea?

    by Gozu

    One that isn't a sequel or an adaptation of a motherfucking kid's book?

  • May 17, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I knew this was coming! : (

    by Norm3

    Lucas wants anothe Jedi Apprentice crap. Count me out if Ford is second fiddle to Shia. Luca love to recycle shit!

  • May 17, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I wll personally..

    by BartholomewNeff

    drive up to Skywalker Ranch and beat the living S*$#t out of him if he does this! If he wants another Indy and this one is good. Fine. If Shia's in it, fine. But the series is called "Indiana Jones" for a reason. Make a spinoff series if he wants, but don't turn Indy into a vehicle for him and destroy something we fans cherrish from our childhood.

  • May 17, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Baby boomers who can't let go...

    by Babba-Booey

    "And it’s not like Harrison is even old. I mean, he’s 65" Yeah! He's of retirement age, George. That means OLD! He's ready to draw the government pension. Get it?

  • May 17, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    What good is all the education and...

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    ...higher learning that Lucas keeps urging if he won't apply it to his own projects? I still can't believe how he "murdered, mutilated and molested" his own Star Wars saga.

  • May 17, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    By all means, you GF comes first. I'd get tickets for Iron Man and walk into Indy. That way yo money goes to a worthwhile cause, and you get to play Indiana Jones And The Serpent In The Cave afterwards. <p> Everybody wins!!!

  • May 17, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Whiny talkbacks are fun!

  • May 17, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    H.O.D. I swear I typed all that in jest.

    by beastie

    Not to sound condescending, but I like you. I was giving you a ribbing, like I do with my friends. It's almost impossible to get tone across when typing on the internet. I wasn't starting any sort of fight. Just having fun. Truce?

  • May 17, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Someone call the authorities!

  • May 17, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Any sequel needs to have 'Indiana Jones and the...'

    by performingmonkey

    So Indy needs to be in them no matter what. Unless Mutt changes his surname to Jones and takes on the mantle of 'Indiana'.

  • May 17, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Viggo is the closest to Harrison

    by johnnyg korrupt

    Just doesn't have the presence. Fillon is just a weak copy with no charisma. Jackman don't seem right for the part. Viggo is the closest

  • And what a prick he is for thinking up this movie.

  • I see people are looking for Ford replacemnts or something. I don't much care for Viggo or Fillion. I think Clooney has that jokey macho thing down. Also, and most of you are gonna hate this but I see potential, Johhny Knoxville. Given the right director, I bet he could totally pull off a Jones-esque presence. He got a look of a fighter. Put some glasses on him and a suit - he could be a professor. And he's got THAT smirk.

  • May 17, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Tampered With Thermostat

    by smackfu

  • May 17, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    We hate Shia because...

    by Larry of Arabia

    He's popular, he's dorky yet girls think he's cute, he's talented and has charisma on the screen, he's young an has yet to do anything to seriously tarnish his image. What's not to hate?

  • May 17, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Things sure have changed....

    by Frank Black

    I skimmed this TB because I was curious about how people felt about this possibility of a Shia Jones continuation but it makes me laugh how negative people are. People talk about overmarketing (like the Tony the Tiger in the fedora thing) but when the first Raiders came out and even movies like Star Wars, they did the same thing. No one would have questioned a move like this in the 70's, they would have just thought, "cool more "Jones Adventures" and accepted Shia as the new guy, (kind of like how people instantly accepted Harrison Ford.) Nowadays, the language is all about fanboys and franchises and the fan's rights to the franchise. I'm not as rabid about Star Wars and Lucas as I was as a kid because I like richer stories now but his movies are fun for what they are. It would seem like many people are grappling with growing pains in terms of their movie tastes. The internet has altered the way we experience entertainment and in opening up the world to us it seems to have closed a lot of minds. Lucas hasn't changed, people's expectations of him have. He's making the same movies he always has and he doesn't owe us anything.

  • May 17, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Shia as Indy Junior

    by FlyingToupee

    "Some day I will be the most powerful Indy ever! I will even learn to stop franchises from dying!"

  • May 17, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Lucas likes redundancy

    by Aethyrr

    "And it’s not like Harrison is even old (...) and it’s not like he’s an old man"

  • May 17, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Yup!! George is right! 65 is the new 30!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    And 30 is the new 15. 21 is the new 10. 10 to 5. 5 to 2. 2 to 1.<p> And thus, everyone in Hollywood is 1 year old! <p> Do it George! Lil' Indy in 2010!!! <p> "Snakes! Why'd it have to be snakes! I want my WOOBIE!"

  • May 17, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    arrest George Lucas

    by ministry of truth

    I think that's what its going to take for him to take his dick out of my childhood.

  • May 17, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    Young Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones Junior

    by Evil Hobbit

    Young Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones Junior

  • May 17, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Mad respect for Indy!

  • May 17, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Star Wars is a corpse already so no one will care if they make a Young Jedi movie with Shia. Indy is still breathing and kicking. DO NOT REMOVE INDY'S TUBE!!!

  • May 17, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • May 17, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 17, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    What petition? Impeach Bush or Boycott Mutt Jones? I'll sign 50 times. Gimme!!!!!

  • May 17, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • May 17, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Bottomless Busted Tee Girls

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

    The campaign is no panties just the shirts.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Short round would kill Mutt Jones Williams Whatever

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 17, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    The above 'WOOBIE' reference was of course from...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    ... Mr. Mom. <p> Thank you.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    George is so full of shit

    by Nabster

    didn't go on a tirade claiming he was going to move back to his roots and make small personal films, after the prequels.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    The "Raiders" monkey would kill both ShortRound and Mutt

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Through ninja trickery.<p> btw, the monkey eating the bad dates scenes was the one bullshit scene in all of "Raiders." That monkey would have smelled the poison a mile away. The monkey was wronged.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Natalie Portman rumored to be Indy's daughter?

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    THAT would have been cool. This? Not so much.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    William Hickey (Uncle Lewis) in Christmas Vacation

    by BitterMan23

    is actually younger than Ford is in this film.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Audience expectations....

    by Rameses

    I see George is continuing to blame audience expectations, for the mixed, to downright hostile receptions to his prequels {and now Indy} Oh dear.Ironically , expectations on this site have been pretty low , based on that first trailer..but it's still likely to dissapoint by the look of things.!

  • May 17, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    You dumb fucks

    by slone13

    Lucas loves to get all your fanboy panties in a bunch.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    You know what?

    by Mosquito March

    While I hate George Lucas for everything he's done to his other franchise, I don't think this idea is such a bad one. Shia has proven to be effective in big budget genre fare, and I don't expect him to be bad in this one. And, damnit - I LOVE period adventure movies. That's why I actually enjoyed the MUMMY series, because they filled a certain void left by the Indy films. As long as Lucasfilm can deliver a quality product and not some YIJC-style garbage, if a MUTT WILLIAMS AND THE... series means I get to see more of the style of adventure movie I genuinely love, that turned me onto movies in the first place, I'll go see every goddamn one of 'em.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Slone, it isn't worth it.

    by rbatty024

    Every tenth post states, accurately, that Lucas is having fun with the fanboys. It's just a practical joke he's pulling on people. Even with that information people are taking this seriously. He's fucking with you! I haven't been overfilled with love for Lucas recently, but I will admit this is kind of funny.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Slut Williams and the Temple of Va Va Voom

    by rosasaks

  • May 17, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Tennessee Williams and the Vengeance of Nitocris

    by rosasaks

  • May 17, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by kevsnyde

    I was really hoping Indy 5 would star Short Round all growed up. "Hand over heart, Indy!"

  • May 17, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    He'd better get a move on then....

    by Avon

    We all know what Lucas is like. Rake in the $$$, sit back and spend 20 years twiddling thumbs about it. If they do it, the next Indy has to come out within 3 years.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Where do I sign up?

  • May 17, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Anyone that thinks that fucker is joking...

    by poeticwarriorII

    obviously hasn't taken a look at those utterly shitastic prequels he put out. You cunts obviously haven't bothered watching the new cuts of the first 3 Star Wars movies either. Go ahead, stick your heads in your ass and then go on for the next 3 days yammering about how this is a big joke and the rest of us are full of shit. I knew the minute TheQueef was announced this franchise was headed to the shitter because these two goddamn morons are clueless.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Shia LaBeef and the Jewfro of Peril

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 17, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You'd be crazy not to.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    He jokes about this and not EPSODES 7-9?!?!!

    by Drath

    Seriously, George, do whatever. I still think you should use that Beowulf tecnology and make the Indiana Jones series of movies we wanted to see but that you and the others didn't make during the 90s. Indy in WWII would be worth seeing!!!

  • May 17, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST


    by poeticwarriorII

    You know this shit is going to suck when Georgie is already talking about audience expectations. This guy is so fucking fat and lazy anymore it boggles the mind. Lucas the Hutt needs to sit the fuck down and STOP because he's just one excuse after another about why his movies are garbage.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    of Doom!!!

  • May 17, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • May 17, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST


    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

    Natalie is hot even if she is a little small on top.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I'm with Drath, even if they used...

    by poeticwarriorII

    Patrick Schoenmaker to do the stories those would still be better than watching Spielberg shoehorn TheQueef into this movie and Lucas shit out an unwanted spin-off.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    65 is old

    by Dazzler69

    But you can still work and be in good shape. <p> I still can't get over how he interviews. He sounds like he is on quaaludes or somethin.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 17, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Does anybody want Episodes 7 - 9 ?

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 17, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Cover your arse Natalie! Cover your arse!!!

  • May 17, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Expect the first Mutt Williams movie...

    by hank henshaw

    ... to be announced right after Kingdom of the Crystal Skull's box office results. Also, Star Wars episodes 7-9 will be an all out war between the Gungan empire and the Ewoks rebel army.

  • May 17, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    "if you ask me"

    by Dr Gregory House

    Nobody ASKED you, George!

  • May 17, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    As shorty would say, this is fun!

  • May 17, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by Fexo

    This is the most stupid idea since greedo shot 1st. Indiana playing sidekick bitch to shia is just plain wrong, indy is just not that type of person to take a backseat and let some young cocky arsed kid lead him around. If lucas is thinking this as a idea for a new film then he might as well go back and make "howard the duck 2, howard & jar jar's quest for the golden turd !

  • May 17, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    "It's not like Harrison's old or anything..."

    by Christopher3

    Die delusional boomers, die.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Am I the only fan of Lucas?

    by krushjudgement

    I still like the guy.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    the young Howard and Jar-Jar chronicles

    by Groothewarrior

    theQueef and Short-round help them save the Ewoks one more time!

  • May 17, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Lucas is officially insane.

    by fiester

    That is all.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    We're a small minority, krushjudgement

    by beastie

    but at least we're the ones still having fun.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Wake the fuck up people!!!

  • May 17, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Best News of the year!

    by Miguel De Barioz

    YESSSSS! I love the indiana Jones movies and although my brother will not be able to get the DVD for a couple of months I know I'm GONNA love the new movie. I've seen the trailer for the new flick and IT LOOKS HOT. I can't wait to see my favourite film heroes do battle with commies! I have seen two of the previous movies (I think the first film is a bit too old) and I LOVED THEM. Think that Shia will be a good person in this film, as will Harrison Ford who plays Indiana Jones. Possible casting for the new movie: Indiana Jones - harrison Ford. Mutt - Shia. Girl - Megan Fox. Villian - Dan Shanks. Dr Jones Papa - CGI. I would like to think the guys up in Hollywood will read this and contact me for more ideas (plot, music, special effects, etc.)

  • May 17, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST


    by Dave Bowman

    The character of "Mutt" is one that most of us will never wish to see again. Half of us will probably wind up wishing we'd never seen him in the first place. I'm about as likely to go see a Mutt movie as I am a "Mummy" sequel.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman and Megan Fox...

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    star in "The Tickle-Fight of Doom." ☺

  • May 17, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Are you there George?

    by auraboy

    It's me. God. I think I found your conscience. In a shallow, unmarked grave. It looked...violated. But, anyway, I wanted to say, I'm actually going to love the new Indy film. Even if it sucks, I'll love it. Ford may be old but better him than some Shia kid. Which reminds me, if you see The Berg, mention I know where Shia keeps the incriminating photos that keep getting him work. And as a side note, I'm not rampantly against man-boy love, most of my priests are at it, but, dude, seriously, tell the Berg he can afford prettier kids than that. That is all George. May the force be with you. <p> Sorry.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams is actually REMO Williams' love child!!

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    That's the twist they're not telling you about. Fred Ward will show up in the last 5 minutes and blow the whole thing open. I swear.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Lucas is past his prime, just like any rockband

    by romanocc

    I am not of the ilk that Lucas is a hack, but I am not going to defend on anything he has done since coming out of retirement in 1997 with the SE & PT, and now Indy IV. Lucas is just a guy who is past his prime, and really can't bring anything original to the table anymore. Just think of bands like LedZeppelin, The Who, The Rollings Stones, they put out some of the greatest music in the late 60's/early 70's, and then like any other artist, lose that creativity later in their career. They can keep putting out music, but do you think Robert Plant/Jimmy Page could put out an album like their 4th album with Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog, or Rock & Roll on it? Same goes with Lucas, his prime was in the 70's/early 80's, with Graffiti, THX, Star Wars, Empire, Raiders, and then once he became the CEO of Lucasfilm, his movies became the same old, same old like Jedi, Howard the Duck, Last Crusade, Young Indy, etc. It happens to the best of them, but the problem is Lucas is milking the great franchises he started that became iconic, and you are just seeing an old man now who really doesn't know what is cool anymore (Jedi Rocks anyone?) and he is a shell of himself. He WAS great, and that shouldn't be taken away from him, but we will never see the guy who developed the story for Empire Strikes Back anymore.

  • May 17, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I wish I were a woman so I can wear them. <p>

  • May 17, 2008, 2 p.m. CST


    by MattHooper

    Would it not be more practical to attempt to make a film which would follow in the style of Raiders of the Lost Ark (two-fisted homage to serials and classic Hollywood,) and simply use Indiana Jones as one of several characters -- this, in lieu of making a film which is not what we want to see, but rather only, and I mean only, what YOU want to see !? Signed, You're loving fan and Psychiatrist

  • May 17, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Great article on Harrison Ford in today's Globe And Mail...

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    See "The Six Billion Dollar Ham", Rick Groen, Sat. May 17.

  • May 17, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Lucas needs more money to stuff in his throatsack

    by chromedome

  • May 17, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Thx greatwhitenoise

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Here's the tinyurl for the lazy, article is worth reading imo.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Forget raping MY childhood - if I EVER get my hands on George Lucas I'm raping that bastard until he FUCKING DIES SCREAMING!!!<P> I will rape him in that gizzard so fucking hard he might begin TO FUCKING UNDERSTAND HOW FUCKING INSANE I AM THAT HE RUINED MY FAVOURITE TWO FRANCHISES OF ALL TIME!<P> LUCAAAAAAAAAS! I'M COMING FOR YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUU!*<P> <P> <P> *And for those who know how 'homophobic' I supposedly am (see Who TBs)... Wow. I must be REALLY fucking upset to threaten the gizzard with rape. But his childhood had it comin'. For EVERYTHING he did to mine... >:D

  • May 17, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    I'm REALLY upset by this. But it can go one of two ways:<P> (1) It actually happens, it tanks horribly at the box office, we all say "I told you so" and roll right onto the next Megan Fox tittie photfest.<P> (2) GL is fucking with us. Which is probably true.<P> Sorry for my previous unhinged post. My inner-12 year old exploded and I had no chance of holding it back :D

  • May 17, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Portman's Vegan ass is oh so sweet.

    by wilsonfisk89


  • May 17, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Bring Shortround back as the main character!

    by pokadoo

    The "set shia up to takeover the series" gimmick was pretty transparent as soon as he was cast. Let's hope this goes the way of the Ryan Reynolds & the chick from Hitch (i think) Blade-less Blade film we were promised after Blade Trinity.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Lucas is the liar he used to despise

    by Teddy Artery

    What happened to him skulking off and focusing on little 'arty' experimental films he was going to dedicate the rest of his living days to? He's truly turned to the dark side. What a potato-head.

  • May 17, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Hold it down Spud

    by proper

    Quick somebody get that man a Dr Who talkback,it's an emergency.......Looking forward to seeing this next weekend,Mutt Williams hasn't earned his stripes yet.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Just Chill the hell out!

    by Evil_Imp

    Some of the comments about Lucas here are really pathetic . some of you need to see a shrink or SERIOUSLY get a life, now! I love Film as much as anyone but directing this sort of vile childish venom like many of you are doing is really sad. get over it. life is full of dissapointments . if Lucas does this you can choose to ignore it or not but the level of hatred from some of you is just fucking ridiculous. exercise from free will for once in your obviously empty lives! instead of spewing these childish personal attacks all the live long day. geeez . I have never been compelled to campaign and waste as many countless hours as some do whining and bitching all day about someone else's films, especially when you obviously dislike them so much. The logic and rationale for this escapes me cause NO movie or director OWES YOU anything. Lucas does what he wants to do , so do others in the entertainment industry . If you don't like it , fine, just don't whine till the end of time about things you know full well could and probably may happen. It's as if these whiners don't already know what to expect from Lucas. Just give it up already. is someone holding a gun to your heads? sheeesh you'de think they were.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    George "Effin" Lucas

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  • May 17, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Your hate has made you powerful, talkbackers...

    by Merriman Lyon

    Now unleash your anger! Boycott the the new Indy 'movie'. Don't give Lucas your money. It's the only langauge he undersatnds.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Stan Gable and Evil_Imp, I've come to understand...

    by poeticwarriorII

    that drooling on yourselves and throwing shit at your parents while they try to bath you has become a welcome pastime at your respective homes, but honestly can you two suck more dick? We've got Imp talking about free will on one hand while he simultaneously sticks his other hand up his ass by telling use to stop voicing our opinions on this shitty idea. Quit being a twat. Then we've got Stan Gable that ironically was right in everything he said with one possible exception of The Avengers. Way to go you Uber Douche! By the way wash the sand from your vagina, you'll think more clearly that way.

  • May 17, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    No more drugs for you, King George!

    by Uncapie

    Just say "NO!"

  • May 17, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Erm, we shouldn't air our opinions on here, but you should? Like the taste of your own jizz much?<P> and as for "they don't owe the fans ANYTHING" - erm, how exactly did Lucas get to be in charge of a $60 BILLION dollar company? He built it off the back of STAR WARS. He built ILM and Lucasfilm from those profits. He kept the likeness rights and action figure / merchandise rights. Who EXACTLY do you think bought all the figures, all the merchandise, went to see the movies multiple times, and therefore GAVE LUCAS THEIR MONEY, enabling him to MAKE MORE MOVIES?<P> In your world, Evil_Imp, how EXACTLY does Lucas NOT owe everything he has to his fans or ex-fans? Were it not for us and our buying EVERYTHING he puts out, he would have nowhere near what he has now.<P> Now put your dick back in your mouth and start sucking. That's where the Kool Aid is, right there.

  • May 17, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Stan Gable

    by spud mcspud

    Read my previous post. This is why Lucas DOES owe his fans, well, fucking EVERYTHING he has. He wouldn't have it if it weren't for us and (more importantly) our money. And, as with Evil_Imp before you, give your Dia-noga a good hard sucking - 'cos that's where the Kool Aid is.

  • May 17, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Stan Gable

    by spud mcspud

    "You pack of fucking morons complain about every damn movie that gets made. Indy 4 will be horrible, Indy 5 will be horrible, Spider-Man 4 & 5 will be horrible. I'm sure that Transformers 2 will be horrible, as will be The Hobbit, The Avengers, Tintin, and every other move made in our lifetimes. Hollywood could just save everyone a bunch of heartache by going out of business so you assholes can just kill yourselves."<P> And yet, here you are, on a weekend no less, typing your clueless opinion out on a fucking TalckBack with a load of other fanboys shouting into the void...<P> Yeah. Way to show us, you twat.

  • May 17, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    This will get made with all his "avante garde" movies

    by IndustryKiller!

    Which are never EVER going to get made. What a fucking joke George Lucas has become. Seriously is there anyone in the industry who doesn't laugh at how creatively bankrupt he is? This isn't going to happen. Indiana Jones lives and dies with Harrison Ford, no one wants to see him in an even slightly reduced role. I mean can you imagine the name "Mutt Williams" on a marquis let alone Shia Labeouf being a bad ass action guy carrying an Indiana Jones film? It's fucking preposterous. The only question that remains is whether Lucas is delusional or just purposely an asshole.

  • May 17, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    For you deluded retards who think he was joking...

    by Lucasblows

    ..this is the same guy who wanted the third film to be about a haunted castle. Oh, and watch Episodes 1,2 and 3 again. If you heard about half the shit in there beforehand you'd have thought he was joking too. He's a fucking retard.

  • May 17, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Stan gable

    by IndustryKiller!

    What the fuck difference does it make how much money he makes? Since when is that a barometer of quality. If you want to make a point and insult us all why don't you put your money where your fucking mouth is and defend the work.

  • May 17, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Actually you know what Stan

    by IndustryKiller!

    Nevermind. I think there is something poetic about the one guy defending the creatively tyrannical imbecile is a sick fucking bigot such as yourself. So shine on you crazy diamond.

  • May 17, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Well put, Yack Backer

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    ... although being the eternal optimist that I am, I'm leaning more toward his having done Indy 4 "for himself" (in the context of the fact that he's always maintained that he thought the character of Indiana Jones had more places to go, as opposed to Han Solo) than to resurrect his "faltering career". I suspect he'd be alright if he never did another thing, flying his planes and hanging on the ranch with his family, as long as he felt that he'd said everything he wanted / needed to wearing the fedora. At this point, his career speaks for itself, warts and all. I think Groen gives "Witness" short shrift and is a little too reverential to the "great" actors of our time (De Niro and Pacino have certainly had their recent missteps). But the bottom line is: Harry may only have a few pitches, but damn, he throws 'em well when he's on his game.

  • May 17, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    "Mutt Williams and the Search For Che's Balls"

    by victor82

    Look, the scene where Mutt gets laid by Janis Joplin at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 while Pops is falling asleep writes itself! Leave it to Lucas to want to return to his Wayward Yoot! "No Mutt! <i>I</i> am your Father! Marion never told you the Truth....." "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It's NOT POSSIBLE....!" "Search your feelings, Mutt, you KNOW this to be true!"

  • May 17, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST

    THX 1138: PART DEUX

    by victor82

    THAT is what Lucas has become.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST

    So let's make an Indiana Jones film without Indiana Jones

    by siouxfire

    ...I wonder if Sam Raimi will consider having Shia front the next Spiderman with Peter Parker playing a kind of Uncle Ben role. I mean, Shia isn't THAT young.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by GreatWhiteNoise

    An ugly hybrid between "reverent" and "deferential". Nice usage, eh? Oops.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    And did I say Groen gave "Witness" short shrift?

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    I meant that he gave "The Fugitive" short shrift. Gawd. Someone missed snacktime...

  • May 17, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Stan maybe you can't see how that idea would turn out

    by IndustryKiller!

    But I can see it as clearly as the bright blue sky. Shia Labeouf, no matter how much you like him or dislike him, is not Indiana Jones or even a reasonable variation thereof. That is a cold hard fact. Inarguable. And considering George Lucas wears his failures, his staggering failures, on his chest like a war hero, you can bet your ass he will continue down that path. And saying new bad indy films wont affect the old ones is like saying The Empire Strike Back doesn't make what came before it look even better.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Stan Gable

    by spud mcspud

    "It's pretty fucking hard to defend something that hasn't even been made yet. That is the point I'm trying to make asshole. Everyone goes apeshit on Lucas because of two-line idea he has! You haven't even seen Indy 4 yet so how the fuck can you crucify the guy for an Indy 5 idea?? "<P> Erm, read that idea again. An INDIANA JONES movie. Where Indy does a few cameo sc4enes grumping about being old, like Sean Connery did in LAST CRUSADE. Where the lead character is NOT INDIANA JONES.<P> Wow. so, stan, how exactly will this NOT suck again? You make a point of going to seem movies named not after the lead character, but after some cameo role character instead?<P> The word you'll never find with your head up your ass is MISLEADING. Closely followed by STEAMING PILE OF FUCKING LUCAS-INCORPORATED SHITE.<P> But you go back to telling us all how great Lucas' recent output is. Pretty soon you'll be telling us Hayden Christensen is actually a good actor, Lucas was righjt making EPISODE I about taxes and broken spaceship parts, and end it by saying it's a good thing that the climactic Obi/Anakin duel in EPISODE III looked like an unfinished Playstation II game demo.<P> Jesus. You are a completely unreconstructed fucktard. I had no clue such dumb bastards still existed on these TalkBack - I thought Lost Jarv had exterminated the last of you.

  • I don't believe this story it's too stupid that George would act like he just had this idea when I'm sure it was discussed when they got Shia. I was hoping George wouldn't go there with the son of Indy thing. Why not have Superman's son, Shia, and Jar Jar Binks and relaunch the 3 Amigos franchise.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    your choice

    by Bouncy X

    someone said lucas owes the people because they paid and are responsible for his successes....while that is true, people also went and paid willingly and weren't forced to in any way, so yeah...he owes nothing to anyone. the perfect example of that are those people who claim to hate his work and yet continously go to see it in theaters, multiple times at that. no one was forced to give their money to him so he owes nothing to anyone. and that comes back to this story, even if what he said is true and becomes reality, just dont go see it or rent it or buy it and you win.

  • May 17, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Deja Vu

    by unuseddraft

    I thought you guys already reported on this fact months ago, or was it just speculation at that point?

  • May 17, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    In the name of all thats Holy.....

    by Giant Ape Balls

    ...someone needs to stop Lucas. He's made the entire of Star Wars unwatchable, get him the hell away from Dr Jones. Can he be forcebly retired?

  • May 17, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Giant, no

    by Stevie Grant

    While he isn't good, is does occasionally produce flicks that have become classics. Come on, no Star Wars movie has been good since that Empire struck back. Beard and Beard have a good history, but I just don't get people expecting them to match the level of awesomeness (when we were kids), that if it got released today, we would think was total shit (but the latest Indy film did just get released today). I'm going to jump ahead in time, and call complete bullshit on the Spielberg and Lucas fans... yeah, they made some extremely cool films, but I wasn't born in 1970, and I've routinely seen much better, cooler shit since ever since.

  • May 17, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Lucas had one good idea

    by KoolerThanJesus

    It's called Star Wars and managed to stretch it into a great trilogy, but after that he has continued to prove he was a one hit wonder. It makes you wonder when Spielberg is going to stop dragging Lucas' fat ass around on his successful movies.

  • May 17, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    if it IS any good . . .

    by Richard Richard Mayhew

    are any of you really prepared to enjoy it? I mean, what if it is actually good? For a year, everyone on here has been saying that its going to suck, but what . . if . . its . . good? Spielberg doesn't really make BAD movies. He's never really let me down. So why would I assume that this one will be bad? And Lucas? Well, he's just done the same thing he's always done. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that he's doing it again. His movies aren't really good anymore, but at least they're fun-ish. Christ, if it wasn't for nostalgia, none of you would like Star Wars if you saw it today. You'd complain of it being too long, not enough action, whiny main character and bad effects.

  • May 17, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by I Dunno

    Lucas wrote the Indy trilogy, American Graffiti, THX-1138 and has advanced through his companies sound and FX tech by 20 years.

  • May 17, 2008, 7:54 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Why post about GL if I hate him so much? Because AICN talbacking is cheaper than therapy, and at least I can converse with people who agree and disagree with me.<P> I respectfully put to you that the reason I post about why I hate GL so much, may be similar motivation to what makes you go on a TB about George Clooney being in THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS and spend a while explaining why you hate GC so much. And getting into an argument with Vern into the bargain. Go Gotham! ;D

  • May 17, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    Stan Gable

    by spud mcspud

    So 'cos Shite LeBeef keeps getting employed, he must be a great actor? Well, hell, so must Hayden Christensen - I mean, he got to be in SHATTERED GLASS and JUMPER since the STAR WARS shitquels, amongst other stuff. Hugh Grant made loads of movies in the 90s - he must be a great actor! Shit, how many movies does Adam Sandler have to make before we realise he's only capable of playing the immature, wiseass manchild that learns the lesson by the end of the movie? But his movies make money, so he MUST be a great actor, right?<P> This is like shooting fish in a barrel. PLEASE think before you post, dude. Because if you think being employed in a movie automatically makes Shia a great actor, let's not let the jury in before we get to see him play a role that DOESN'T require him to be an annoying, wise-ass kid who talks too quickly and just annoys everyone around him.<P> I won't hold my breath...

  • May 17, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    With Zack Braff as Shia's reoccuring nemesis

    by Damien Chowder

    Dakota Fanning will be the love interest. Brian Singer and M Night Shyamalamadingdong will write it. THE DREAM TEAM!

  • May 17, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Richard Richard Mayhew

    by spud mcspud

    All this shit will be in the very back of my mind come May 22, while I sit there with my forebrain actively anticipating another Indy flick! But that sense of having something very special to you fucking violated is something I don't relish anticipating, and I had to get used to it as the STAR WARS shitquels actively got worse and worse. I mean, who doesn't see the George Lucas name on a movie and think, "Aw shit, I hope he doesn't do a STAR WARS PREQUELS on this..."?<P> I so, so WANT this to be great, but all early indications show that it probably won't be. On the plus side, if my anticipation levels are low, then even a half-decent movie will seem awesome.

  • May 17, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    "Indy 5: The Final Frontier"

    by ricardomontalkhan

    Even if Indy 4 stinks, they should continue to crank them out. Look at the Star Trek franchise. Hey film fans... check out this new blog on blogspot. It's by a disgruntled network producer. Hilarious! it's called "thebitterproducer"

  • May 17, 2008, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Amen on all counts, YackBacker

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    Now if someone could just teach a few of these puerile movie-hatin' fanboy wannabes how to just sit back, shut up and enjoy the movie for what it is (instead of what their 11-year-old mind's eye thinks it oughta be), we'd be fine.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Relentless Marketing Tie-Ins

    by chrth

    O Vay

  • May 17, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Not Against It, BUT, Save That Idea For Indy 6

    by KISSman24

    If this movie is good and Harrison Ford wants to star in another Indy, why not stick with Ford? Now, if Harrison is thinking about hanging up his hat and passing the whip, then maybe this would be a good idea. I'm not against it.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Agreed, Yack

    by NoHubris

    I'm looking forward to sitting in a theater again and watching Indy do his thing. There's no other movie experience like it.<p>Even if its not a good as the others, it's still Ford as Indy and that says it all IMHO.

  • May 17, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Lucas is delusional.

    by DoctorWho?

  • May 17, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Everyone needs to calm down . . .

    by Dragon Man

    Maybe the reporter caught George after he had a few drinks. This was at a party, after all. Besides, he's not liable to do anything without Spielberg and his bullshit detector is way better than Lucas'. Besides, all this is dependant on how this movie will be received. Personally I like Shia but I wouldn't do that to him. They'd be just setting him up to get shit on, as many of the geniuses who already posted here have proven.

  • May 17, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    chromedome...and his throbbing throatsack....

    by FlickaPoo

    I know this is old news.....but I have been chuckling about chromedome and George Lucas' throbbing money stuffed throatsack all day...

  • May 17, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the kick to the balls, Mr. Lucas.

    by kirttrik

    Wow, it would be just like old times, when you ruined your other franchise.

  • May 17, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    The reason Lucas won

    by Bobo_Vision

  • May 17, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    The reason Lucas won't do those small artsy films...

    by Bobo_Vision because small artsy films rely on good dialogue and little to no special effects. Need I say more?

  • May 17, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Crystal Skulls

    by Gozu

    So I saw an ad on the Sci-Fi Channel for a documentary on Crystal Skulls. I thought they were made up for the movie, but it turns out there are a couple crystal skulls around of Aztec origin. Well, until they did some tests and found out they were fabricated in the 19th Century.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Ruining a Franchise

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    IT will take a lot for this new Indy movie to "ruin" the series. Mainly due to the fact that the last two aren't that great anyway. I can kinda see how people overlook how mediocre Return of the Jedi is when they proclaim the original Star Wars trilogy as perfect, genius, whatever. But Indiana Jones? Come on - Raiders is a great, great movie. The other two are just okay. HAve you guys watched them recently? Temple of Doom has its moments but is awful in spots. The Last Crusade is just decent, with its fair share of lameness. These movies are nothing to write home about.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Small artsy films?

    by Gozu

    Like "Youth Without Youth?" Is that what we really want? REALLY?

  • May 17, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    by Arteska

    For people that ostensibly follow movies closely the overreacting folks in this thread appear to have a pretty limited understanding of how movie publicity works and how/when press pose questions that lead to crap like this "news" bit. People (and esp. sites) have to traffic in this stuff because angles about an unseen film dry up when one has been scrutinized as much and as long as this one has been. Relax. It's not going to happen - and if by chance it does its not going to be Shia playing Indiana Jones for God's sake. Get a grip. And ChocolateReign don't be a moron - there is a character limit in the subject lines and no edit function.

  • May 17, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    indy V's gonna be awesome

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    cause star wars V was awesome

  • May 18, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Except for sexy Padme. Intergalactic planetary!

  • May 18, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    BSB, Padme can ride my lightsaber anytime you dig?

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 18, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You knowm sayin'?

  • May 18, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You knowm sayin'?

  • May 18, 2008, 12:11 a.m. CST


    by Big Dumb Ape

    I know what you're saying and agree. Or Jessica Alba in her FF Sue Storm outfit, but that's when a SW fetish crosses over into a comic fetish.<p>But hey, so long as my Midicholorians get released THAT'S the important thing!

  • May 18, 2008, 12:12 a.m. CST


    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic


  • May 18, 2008, 12:12 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    If you catch my meaning ...

  • May 18, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Clone Wars, Indy, and cinema

    by krullboyisback

    I am drunk so bear with me, but I think a lot of what we are seeing is sad. The Clone Wars movie we will get this summer should have been Episode I or II. Indy IV should have been made at the height if the Harrison "Jack Ryan" Ford era. We could have 5-6 Indy's by now. I hope that May 22nd is great, especially since my earliest movie memories were of watching Indy with my dad. But the bottom line is that movies like Raiders and Empire Strikes Back are the exception, not the rule, and it will be very hard to replicate the memories and emotions of those films. . . but hey, at least we have Adam Sandler's Zohan movie to get excited about (ha ha ha)

  • May 18, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Just waiting for Jessica to get out of those sweats and see that luscious bootang.

  • May 18, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You knowm sayin'?

  • May 18, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    preach it brother

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 18, 2008, 12:19 a.m. CST

    I'll show Padme the dark side o'my cock

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 18, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Padme Facials

    by krullboyisback

    Bringsexyback, how about a lesbian orgy of padme and her handmaidens? I'm sure Vivid Video has a version of this in some capacity

  • May 18, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    If you catch my drift ...

  • May 18, 2008, 12:27 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's the only way Lucas can redeem himself - release that footage!!!

  • May 18, 2008, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Luke Obi Won never told you about your mother!

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

    I'd hit!

  • May 18, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Padme eating out Elizabeth Swan

    by krullboyisback

    For those of u with sick fantasies, Keira Knightley was one of Padme's handmaidens in TPM; I'm sure Ray Park enjoyed showing those slags his bo staff

  • May 18, 2008, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    She should've just slept with the white guy.

  • May 18, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Mutt and Letterier's Abomination in

    by Dingbatty

    a Hope and Crosby "Road" style flick.

  • May 18, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    If you know what I'm saying.

  • May 18, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    lucas just shot me, the fucking idiot

    by shogunshin

    oh man, if lucas wants to cement my repugnance of LaBoof, this will do it. LaBoof is just a lucky fool, a dork who obviously has some VERY high connections, why the hell is he the next 'it' actor? i mean, if harrison ford at 65 fought LaBoof, Ford wins HANDS down, and yet they are shoving this fool down our throats as the next action hero? And now he is going to take over the Indiana Jones franchise? i will not be seeing that horror show in the movies or possibly ever. its bad enough LaBoof is in this film, to have him lead would stick a dagger through my heart. looks like its gonna be good bye indiana for me. please please please please please please please George, do not ruin the franchise by putting it in the hands of such an half assed nitwit. here is a piece of advice for the hollywood 'elite.' stop promomting your boys, and throw some differnt FLAVORS in the mix. lets see some REAL action heroes, not doofus hipster wanna bees who get jobs based on connections, rahter than talent.

  • May 18, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Leia-Han Porn

    by krullboyisback

    How long until the Han facializing Leia in London at Pinewood Studios video makes it on the web. If there is a Marilyn Monroe porn on the web, it is only a matter of time until Carrie Fisher's coked out ass is shown on video (probably Beta). . .God I love Jack Daniels

  • May 18, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Mutt Willams and His Lost Butt Plug of Doom

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and the Luck of a Mommy Who Sucked Some Executives

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Irina Spalko Strap On Scene

    by krullboyisback

    SPOILER: While trying to discover the location of the City of Gold, Agent Irina Spalko uses a strap on on both Marion AND Mutt. Whereas Marion reists, the Beeef takes it, while a horned up Denholm Elliot waits for his turn

  • May 18, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and The Search for his Masculinity

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and the Search for Diversity in Hollywood

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST

    I liked Pdme's costume in the arena during AOTC

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 18, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Marian Ravenwood and the Search for Indy's Levitra

    by krullboyisback

  • May 18, 2008, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams And the Justice For the USS LIBERTY

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and Michael Vick in a remake of Delieverance

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 18, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Lao Che and the Protest of Tiananmen Square

    by krullboyisback

  • May 18, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    The Terminator Oh whoops that is so March 2008

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 18, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and the Mystery of Brokeback Mountain

    by krullboyisback

    Starring Shia Labeouf and Rob Schneider

  • May 18, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and His Lavender Marriage

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Slut Williams and the Valley of Poontang

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 18, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams And his Search For His Terrible Twink

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Drainage! Padme!

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

    I'll give her a milkshake to drink up

  • May 18, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams And the Pussification of Indiana Jones

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Lucas needs his kids to be older

    by Super Joker

    so they can stick him in a retirement home as he's quite clearly off his rocker and in a couple of years time may need to be spoon fed.

  • May 18, 2008, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Damn you, George Lucas!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Damn you to hell!

  • May 18, 2008, 3:38 a.m. CST

    The First Official Review Is Now Out

    by Mission Code Z

  • May 18, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST


    by Freeman Fury

    Somebody please stop this man - he's intent on fucking up Raiders like he did Star Wars. George Lucas has the movie equivalent of the Michael Jackson syndrome: he can't stop picking it!

  • May 18, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Surprise Sur-FUCKING-prise.

    by henrydalton

    I was always worried that this was the angle Lucas was trying to take with it, and that's why he pissed over the Darabont script. Indy 4 is going to fucking suck because of this, let alone 5. It wasn't bad enough he ruined Star Wars, now he has to go back and ruin Indy.

  • May 18, 2008, 4:16 a.m. CST

    perhaps Spielberg & Ford should mug Lucas...

    by Prossor

    and force him to sign over his franchises for the good of society. Maybe even kill him accidentally and then have to parade him around pretending he's not dead, kinda like Weekened at Bernies! wackyness ensues

  • May 18, 2008, 4:45 a.m. CST

    maybe it could workd if...

    by TheManBehindTheMask

    ... it's still an INDY movie, but with Indiana Jones being more of a detective, letting some of the action to Shia. I guess it could work with the age of Ford. But we need it to be still an "Indiana Jones" movie and not a "Mutt Williams" movie, a agree with most of the posters on that.

  • May 18, 2008, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Does this shirt sum it up?

    by oconnellmd

  • May 18, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST

    You can't trust conventional reviews with films like this

    by IndustryKiller!

    Industry reviewers just don't understand genre filmmaking. They almost always take a condescending approach tot eh material. Either snarking at it as if the fact that anyone would make anything in the realm of the fantastic is an insult to their very being or they praise it like one praises a retarded kid who just put the square block in the square hole. Notice his praise for the Mutt Williams character is Kurt and completely without backup. He doesn't bother to ask if the character fits in the world or if Labeouf is well cast, only that he deliver a lot of zingers, which I think is the last fucking thing any of us our worried about. These newspaper and periodical guys are really too dense to get it. Oddly enough the reviews from regular people on Aint it Cool should be closer to accurate, if not exactly honorable given the level of bias one way or the other for this film.

  • May 18, 2008, 5:21 a.m. CST


    by IndustryKiller!

    I meant the reviewers praise is "curt"...not Kurt. Although if his praise was Kurt Russell that would be pretty cool too.

  • May 18, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Was Kurt Russell laughing at the premiere?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    I looked over to my left, but he wasn't there. I don't think a review of any film can be trusted without Kurt Russell's laughproval.

  • May 18, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants


  • May 18, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    I eagerly look forward to the talkbacks related to this film. They will easily be more entertaining than the actual movie(s).

  • May 18, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    DARTH DESPERADO! Why don't you come to your senses! LOVE THE NECKFAT, LINDA!!! LOVE!!! THE!!!! NECKFAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 18, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Another review in...

    by rxse7en

  • May 18, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST


    by Larry Sellers

    I saw that one coming. Ruining one franchise just wasn't enough. Shia's a fun guy to watch to be sure. He's got that loveable geek quality. Just please leave Indy alone already. I want to just enjoy 4 and feel some closure. I'm sure there are plenty more roles Shia can take that'll expand his range.

  • May 18, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Lucas must have bumped his head a while back

    by alienindisguise

    all he knows how to do is milk that cash cow. The man never had an original thought in his head..Everything he "invented" was just stolen and given a different name. Indy is not's just Allan Quartermaine re done!

  • May 18, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    And seriously, they should just make Favreau the National Czar of superhero movies. That is all. So perfect.

  • May 18, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Shitty The Beef

    by DaBUU

    will be Indy over my dead fuckin body!

  • May 18, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    sexyback is right

    by DaBUU

    two weeks later and Iron Man still owns all rights to my ass

  • May 18, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Agree with every single point you made. When even your own friends are telling the media they thought your idea sucked, and you're single-mindedly stupid enough to ignore them for FIFTEEN FUCKING YEARS, you have to be a world-class moron. Lucas has lost all understanding of what made those originals great to begin with. And as for "well all the kids love 'em", so do my five, six and seven year old nephews. But then they love POWER RANGERS equally as much as the SW Prequels. What does that tell you?!?<P> It's arguable - just based on the differences in story structure, dialogue, acting even - that the OT is vastly superior in every way to the PT except for the SFX. And the Pt has proven one thing about SFX: all the best SFX in the galaxy CANNOT and DOES NOT compensate for a badly composed, boring plot, risible dialogue, clunky, wooden acting, and godawful characters. Yeah, the background's pretty - but the big bad in the 2nd and 3rd movies are a slow old man (and his faster, more obviously CG doppleganger) where the most interesting bad guy in the trilogy was done away with at the end of the first movie! Lucas KNEW we would dig Darth Maul - which is why his story ended where it did, when he should have escaped in disgrace, much as Vader did at the end of A NEW HOPE.<P> Lucas has lost all the talent he ever had. Tell yourselves differently all you want - Krack has got it right, Lucas is the problem with Lucasfilm. Maybe if he wasn't so enamoured with his own ego, he'd see that and just let other, more talented creative types write his movies (based on his story outlines) and direct them.<P> And there's NO way INDY IV will be as good as IRON MAN. Just sayin'.

  • May 18, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Empire UK

    by rxse7en

  • May 18, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    BTW, does Comrade Spalko live?

    by victor82

    Or does Spielberg and Lucas kill her off? I understand that Spalko has become an instant cult villian, but they actually kill her off in the movie. If so, stupid, stupid, stupid.

  • May 18, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    And the kids love the Beef...

    by rxse7en

    From USA Today: CANNES, France — "Tres bien." That is the first review from 12-year-old Pablo Schmit as he exited the theater after the first public screening Sunday of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, at the Cannes Film Festival. His mother, Cecile Alcais, 38, translated: "It's very good." Then added, "But Harrison Ford is too old now. Harrison is the hero, but he may be too old. (My son) prefers the young guy." That would be Shia LaBeouf, who plays Jones' sidekick.

  • May 18, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    aaaaand another VERY good review. I thank you.

    by alucardvsdracula

  • May 18, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    And the Sun UK gives it...

    by rxse7en

    Five Top Hat Thingies! Reviewer seems like a true fan's critic. I will be pulling my son out of school for opening day...I cut school for Temple and Raiders was the first movie I got to go to parent-free. The boy turned 10 this year, has been raised on Indy and has been following the production of this one since he was 4. I think I'm more excited.

  • May 18, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by Dogballs99

    Fuck you haters! I just read 6 different reviews from Cannes, ALL GOOD! Everyone is saying that this film delivers. This is coming from the same crowd that booed the DaVinci Code. I'm loving this. Can't WAIT to see it!

  • May 18, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    by Dogballs99

  • May 18, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Sounds likes is a big FUCK YOU to aint tit cool and that EARLY I

    by alucardvsdracula

    Ignoring a couple of sniffy cunts take on the franchise, this now doesn't look anything remotely like that fake fucker predicted the other week on here. Now I can't wait to see the old man back in action. Harry and co you really are tossers.

  • May 18, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    This is clearly NOT another Phantom Menace

    by Bono Luthor

    I have felt all along that Spielberg is incapable of making this suck. FUCK YOU HATERS. That's all.

  • May 18, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Lookin good...

    by BusDriverStu

    The reviews seem to say it's on par with the other sequels, and that's all I really wanted. ToD and LC are still infinitely superior than ANY big budget blockbusters we've seen since Indy's last adventure.

  • May 18, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    And now... Indy IV will own your asses. Phew.

    by alucardvsdracula

    If these PROPER reviews are anything to go by.

  • May 18, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    So it begins...

    by rxse7en

    Opening day, first showing tix are now ordered. I'm one giddy motherfucker.

  • May 18, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    The Sunday Times UK 4/5 Stars :D

    by rxse7en

  • May 18, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    oh what's this... YET ANOTHER good review

    by alucardvsdracula Even though they complain there's TOO MUCH action?

  • May 18, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Getting worn out now... Time has a goooooood review.

    by alucardvsdracula

  • May 18, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is LUCAS gonna use for an excuse now?

    by HarrysDeliciousCellar

    For years he's said that the press and critics always hate his movies and they would probably hate Indy IV too. Well at last the critics have proved his self-shielding 'theory' wrong. Perhaps now he'll look at his SW prequel trilogy and think, "Oh hang on, maybe my films really ARE just shit after all". Yeah right, sure he will. The bloke has got skin like a Rhino. Stay in the background George and let Uncle Stevie show you how it's done.

  • May 18, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Enjoy the atmosphere while it lasts

    by johnnyg korrupt

    You any get this excitement and feeling in the air when there is a new Star wars or Indy flick. Nothing else does it - the fun you get lining up, buying the toys, the atmosphere in the cinema. So don't let wankstains ruin it

  • May 18, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf is the sexiest tomboy beanpole alive!

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • May 18, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf GOTTA EAT!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • May 18, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf is TOO SILVER!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • May 18, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf pwns teh sukk!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • May 18, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf loves nipples on Batman...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...and flames on Optimus.

  • May 18, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Shia LaBeouf has chosen HD-DVD and here's why...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...'cause he's cooking the books!

  • May 18, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I'm one heck of a lonely AICN long time reader...

  • May 18, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Why THE FUCK is this all on Lucas?

    by I Dunno

    Lucas wrote the story that Spielberg accepted. Two more guys rewrote the script. Spielberg is directing it. So How the fuck is it Lucas' fault if the movie sucks?

  • May 18, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Why THE FUCK is this all on Lucas?

    by I Dunno

    Lucas wrote the story that Spielberg accepted. Two more guys rewrote the script. Spielberg is directing it. So How the fuck is it Lucas' fault if the movie sucks?

  • May 18, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    i want my crystal skull bong!

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • May 18, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Just saw crystal skull

    by majcher33

    Just finished viewing it at a special screening in Philadelphia on temple campus. Absolutely awful. There is a scene with Shia swinging in the trees that almost made me walk out of the theater.

  • May 18, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Hey majcher33

    by HarrysDeliciousCellar

    I saw it too. I thought that scene was great actually. Hang on, I lied. I just made that up, like you just did. See, I read about Tarzan moment in more than one review already, you ain't got the exclusive. Quit being the sad little attention whore and get back in line, for May 22.

  • May 18, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Early Reviews are appearing

    by OB1KNBI

    and the verdict appears to be it's a pretty damn good movie. Of course there will be those that don't like it, but it looks like the movie is better than the early buzz would have lead us to believe it was. Harrison Ford looks to be in excellent form, as does the rest of the cast. Personally, I'm relieved to hear this news. I'm one of those that tend to get worried when a movie I'm anxiously awaiting get's trashed. Thankfully, that doesn't appear to be the case with this film. I can't wait until Thursday!!!

  • May 18, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by jones1899

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a good movie. Not a 10, but a solid adventure movie. A solid Indy movie. Does everyone LOVE it? No. 5% of movie critics didn't like Raiders. None of the negative reviews blasted it either. Whew. That is a relief. I am Officially Relieved.

  • May 18, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and how His Mommy Got Him All His Roles

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams And The Case Of the Forbidden Cross Dresser

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by majcher33

    What would you like to know? I can tell you anything. Like how Indy and Marion get married at the very end, Indy's hat blows off of the door and Mutt goes to pick it up and put it on his head, but Indy snags it on the way out. Want me to keep going?

  • May 18, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    You gotta give LeBeouf his due...

    by Snookeroo

    apparently he knows who to blow in Hollywood.

  • May 18, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    HarrysDeliciousCellar = douchebag

    by majcher33

    Or we can talk about the two russians being consumed by ants, or Indy referring to Mac as a triple agent...I can go on and on you fucking lameo

  • May 18, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    by HarrysDeliciousCellar

    Hey fool, I didn't read any of your pathetic attempts at spoiling the movie for anyone, so your last two posts were nothing but a waste of your own life. You're not convincing anyone, if I wanted to find out the plot details I could if I digged a little, it ain't difficult, as you know only too well. Now get back under your rock and continue your breeding with the local Woodlice population, of said rock.

  • May 18, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST


    by majcher33

    Please google the Pearl Theatre at Avenue North in Philadelphia. Please ask them if they had a screening at 11am today. Hell, give me your email and I will forward you my invitation. The movie was absolutely awful and I'm mad for wasting my time watching it.

  • May 18, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Ha Ha Ha!

    by HarrysDeliciousCellar

    I'm glad I'm not you then! Poor guy :(

  • May 18, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by turketron


  • May 18, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by kolchak

    I'm starting to worry...

  • May 18, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by theskypatrol

    So I gave the Pearl Theater a ring. No Indy screenings today or at all until the premiere. Nice try.

  • May 18, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Episode 3 had good mainstream critic reviews as well

    by IndustryKiller!

    And that is one of the worst films ever made. Look I explained above why these reviews are probably bullshit, negative or positive. The critics just aren't on the level when it comes to geek properties. but you know what, you guys are gonna believe whatever makes you happy.

  • May 18, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST


    by majcher33

    here is the invite. pwned

  • May 18, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by majcher33

  • May 18, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Even the little kids in grammar school

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    used to call him "Jar Jar Stinks"!

  • May 18, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST


    by jones1899

    Why the hell are you starting to worry? The reviews have been positive almost across the board!

  • May 18, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams

    by kolchak

    pisses me the hell off. But I still think the film will be good. Just as long as they don''t make any other project involving that character. The whole idea of Indy's bastard son running around with a sword is such a turn off.

  • May 18, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Also Majcher: your link isn't working

    by kolchak

    So....I suppose double pwned.

  • May 18, 2008, 3 p.m. CST


    by majcher33

    fine heres the invitation as a working tinyurl: you're still pwned

  • May 18, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by jones1899

    Gotcha. Understood. I am just relieved this one is a good movie! If we have a Mutt movie well, as long as its not called Indy... Speilberg and Ford wold never go for what Lusic is spewing. Remember when he said Indy would be shot on digital... By the way, INDY DOESN"T SUCK!! YAY!

  • May 18, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by kolchak

    the Berg has gone on record as saying he did LC to "make up" for Temple. So...if Shia and Lucas fuck this up maybe we'll get a fifth to make up for that (minus them both, which are minor losses).

  • May 18, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Gotham ROTS IS one of the worst films ever made

    by Merriman Lyon

    Have you actually seen it? It's abysmal: it's like an Ed Wood movie that's been painted over with flat CGI. The last twenty-minutes or so take place inside a Playstation 1 videogame.

  • May 18, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Why all the RETURN OF THE JEDI hate?

    by spud mcspud

    I agree, Eqoks are superfluous, but it could've been worse - they could've been fucking Gungans! Meesa no likey!<P> Look at the GOOD stuff in Jedi: Jabba the Hutt - the whole damn sequence!<P> Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band. Again, preferring the vintage Muppet Show over the shit, overdone CGI version with the fat dancing chick given more coverage.<P> RANCOR!!!<P> SARLACC!!! (Not the fucking stupid CGI beaky nonsense, either - the vintage, badass tentacled Sarlacc)<P> The attack on the Death Star - way more dogfighting than in STAR WARS, and better on-screen geometry - you actually know what's going on and where!<P> Luke vs Vader - the final battle!<P> EMPEROR'S ROYAL GUARDS!!!<P> SPEEDER BIKE CHASE!!!<P> That fantastic third act, cutting between Endor, the space fight and the Luke / Vader duel - THAT'S how you edit a climax!<P> Vader: the redemption. All power of that scene lost now we know it's actually Anakin Skywhinger under that cowl.<P> The original Ewok tune: nowhere near as bad as the new 1997 version.<P> ROTJ was not the car crash it's often painted to be. Especially not when you compare it to any of the prequels.<P> Watching LAST CRUSADE on UK TV (BBC1) right now - damn great fun. Hoping CRYSTAL SKULL is anywhere near as much fun as this. And that the women are half as sexy as Alison Doody. Nazi bitches rock!!!

  • May 18, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Merriman Lyon

    by spud mcspud

    You called it. ROTS's climax is some of the worst CGI ILM has ever done. The climactic fight we all waited over 30 years to see looks like Frogger on a volcano planet. Fucking embarrassing.<P> gotham_night, do you have any taste at all? Or are you actually about 12 years old?

  • May 18, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Product Placement at Blockbuster....

    by rben

    I see they have all the merchandise out, the three movies, ballcaps, and drinking tumblers but the 20.00 fedoras were actually kinda cool looking. yes, you can be indy! i would have gone ape for em as a kid but i'm 50 now. then again.....hmmmmm...LOL!

  • May 18, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Snookeroo hits it out of the ballpark!

    by shogunshin

    not only does LaBoof know who to blow in Hollywood, his mom sure does, as Mamma LaBoof is the ONLY reason we have to tolerate his ugly mug. His mommy got him all those jobs.

  • May 18, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    "pwned" is the dumbest meme EVER

    by Boromir

    and I don't give a goddamn about idiot nerds who think leet is somehow cool. Creatures who live around thermal vents at the bottom of the oceans are grotesque for the same reasons. Get some goddamn sun and interact with someone outside of your tiny gene pool, for fuck's sake.

  • May 18, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and His Awesome Adventure At The Proctologist

    by shogunshin

  • May 18, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST

    the prequels are very entertaining movies

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    george lucas is the man who has made most of your lives worthwhile and the beak on the sarlac monster, while dumb looking cgi, octopusses do have beaks and octopuses rule.

  • May 18, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by LarryTheCableGuy

    i watched one scene in that. like 7 characters where on some planet transport thing, flying over some deset, it looked so stupid and cg, the characters were all moving left and right like they were in motion, it made me glad i never gave the tv show a chance. space cowboys and no cool aliens makes me bored.

  • May 18, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Allow me to settle this.

    by Boromir

    Joss Whedon's crap sucks donkey balls. Alwyas has, probably always will. Buffy was the most overrated piece of teen geek tripe ever aired. Angel and Firefly were merely Buffy's inferior bastard step-children. Serenity merely brought the suckiness to the big screen. To his credit, the man is better than David Copperfield when it comes to convincing people that an illusion is real--witness the idiots who'd swear that watching this man excrete a steaming turd is actually the equivalent of an orgasm. If there is any such thing as pop culture crap that's worse than Whedon's fecal dribble, it's anything that George Lucas has produced in the last 15 years. How anyone with half a working neuron and any sense of taste could argue these points is beyond me. A typical episode of King of Queens or Everybody Loves Raymond is superior to any of this crap by virtue of being only 30 minutes long.

  • May 18, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    postivie review posted at Fox News

    by Rand92

    If you respect that sort of site then there is a positive review there.,2933,356527,00.html

  • May 18, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Yes George Blow It Up!!!

    by Shaw

    Blow it back to God!!!!!!

  • May 18, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    You want to see the Firefly set as much as I. Do as you will.

  • May 18, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    The space transport thing in SERENITY was actually NOT CGI. It was mounted on a flatbed truck (or occasionally on a reinforced camera crane arm) with the actors in it and filmed as if it were hovering. Only the shots that showed it from outside, hovering, were CG assisted.<P> Either you knew that, and were trying to be post-modern-ironic/funny, or you REALLY can't tell CG from non-CG.<P> Though I am NOT a Whedonite (I preferred the BUFFY movie to the TV series - now EVERY Whedonite hates my ass!) I loved FIREFLY, and love SERENITY. There's more characterisation in one episode of FIREFLY than in the entire STAR WARS saga put together, and Nathan Fillion is the ONLY GUY who could EVER take on the mantles of Indiana Jones or Han Solo and actually make them work. The two roles together = Mal Reynolds anyway. But I think that's intentional - right Joss? ;D

  • May 18, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST

    George, you wanna go talk to God?

    by spud mcspud

    Let's go see him together. I got nothin' better to do.

  • May 18, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    So - do you like Joss Whedon or don't you? I don't get where you're coming from! Are you for or against? >;D

  • May 18, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    Sorry, both Firefly and Srenity were well-written...

    by tvspace

    Let's bring 'em back.

  • May 18, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Maybe they should try getting

    by Turd Furgeson

    somebody BELIEVABLE to take over. Jesus fucking christ Shia is 21 YEARS OLD... And not a mature 21. Last year he was playing a 17 year old kid in a movie because he looks like he's 17. Harrison was 35 when he did Indy and we bought it because he was a mature professor and archeologist. If you do a SHIA Jones movie, it will come across like the first 10 minutes of "Last Crusade," CORNY and lame. Just some dumb kid getting lucky against dim witted vilians (yawn) or out matched and out of his league against men who actually have beards and who's balls have dropped. Seriously, take out the giant robots and insert some coveted archeological artifact, and it'll be "Raiders of The Lost IPOD."

  • May 18, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams and the Hunt For Spalko's Strap-On

    by victor82

    You bring her back in Indy V so she can chase Indiana "Geritol" Jones and his young protege Mutt "Mutt" Williams all over the 1965 Belgian Congo with "Che" Guevara. Time for Lucas to turn "Che" into a movie property. It's just his speed. Lucas did a smart thing in keeping Vader alive. If he is actually thinking of making Shia the new Indy, he needs a Vader.

  • May 18, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I Want To Be Involved In A BDSM Scenario w/ Cate Blanchett "Spar

    by LaserPants

    We could take turns being the sex-fascists. Kiss the boot, of shiny shiny leather...

  • May 18, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    get christian bale for indy

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    or that guy from office space, he'll probably do it. i'm watching it right now.

  • May 18, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    charlie sheen + harry potter =

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    nathan fillion

  • May 18, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    George not nuts

    by Shaw

    He crazy

  • May 18, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 not complete unless a bug flies in someones mouth

    by FlyingToupee

    I think Shia would be the best candidate for that.

  • May 18, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    John Goodman for Indy

    by FlyingToupee

    Instead of the whip and the gun, he can have a six pack and box of Twinkies on his belt.

  • May 18, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell for Indy

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

  • May 18, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Kent Dorfman for Indy

    by FlyingToupee

    Oh boy, is this great!

  • May 18, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Dennis Quaid

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    He would have been a good replacement but now he's fuckin' old too.

  • May 18, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    danny trejo for indy

    by LarryTheCableGuy

  • May 18, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Tales of the Gold Monkey

    by Purgatori

    and Bring Em Back Alive. Why don't we get those made into movies? And we could get Boxlitner back, he still looks fucking good. And while I'm adding my lame 2 cents. Nathan Fillion would have made a great Indy if they want to continue it.

  • May 18, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST

    More Indy, less Shia!

    by bobsjohnson

  • May 18, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    And a 3 min. standing ovation from...

    by poeticwarriorII

    a bunch of people that can't speak english and who are sucking up to GL and SS means exactly fucking what to you?

  • May 18, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    The more I listen to Christian Bale...

    by poeticwarriorII

    the more that guy sounds like Neil Goldman. I vote no to CB being anywhere near IJ.

  • May 18, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Stan Gable, you ignorant wretch...

    by poeticwarriorII

    If you're going to do some lame masturbation joke you could at least bother learning how to spell the fucking word you goddamn retard. That post sounded like you had 4 or 5 shitty ideas going through that shit bucket you call a head and didn't get any of them out in a coherent fucking manner. It was a nice try though tiger but come back when you get something you didn't rip off some movie you saw behind your parents back you cunt.

  • May 19, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Shia said that he wouldn't do another Indy movie

    by Novaman5000

    without Harrison, because "Harrison is Indy, there won't ever be another one". A-fucking-men.

  • May 19, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Yeah, I said it, and you all know it, beetches.

  • May 19, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Jack Burton>Captain Mal>Indiana Jones

    by spud mcspud

    This is true, y'all.

  • May 19, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    So THIS is Lucas's "Small, Art House Film?"

    by Read and Shut Up

    Chinless liar. Milk, milk, milk 'till you get the dregs out of Star Wars and Indy.

  • May 19, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    No, George, No

    by Abominable Snowcone

    The world is not ready for titles like "Mutt Williams and the Secret of the Lost...Whatever." And an Indiana Jones he'll never be.

  • May 19, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by brando76

    Shia must do much more movies like sidekick to learn how became a real lead! Lucas you must gift us indy 5 with atlantis plot and indy in the lead role, and if you want... shia like sidekick...and after that you can shoot the mutt adventure spin off! as you want...destroying shia career and take your true flop! FORD IS INDIANA AND HE DON'T NEEDS SIDEKICKS TO COVER THE LEAD ROLE, HE CAN DO TWO MORE MOVIES WITHOUT PROBLEM, YOU CAN TEACH TO ALL HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS OLD ACTORS CAN HAVE LEAD ROLE IN MOVIES, MUCH MORE THEN YOUNG TEENS! FORD DON'T DO INDY 5 IF YOU WILL BE THE SIDEKICK! PLEASE DO IT JUST IF YOU CAN BE THE LEAD TO DISCOVER ATLANTIS!!!!

  • May 19, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams And The Quest For Peace In Palestine

    by shogunshin

  • May 19, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Shia is the Mark Hammill of the new millennium

    by The Gipper

    Shia is the Mark Hammill of today. Look at what Hammill did outside of Star Wars -- Corvette Summer. Some film where he turned into a giant lobster. These vehicles were just unwatchable.

  • May 19, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by The Gipper

    Tales of the Gold Monkey and Bring Em Back Alive -- both deserving of DVD releases!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    to YackBacker

    by TheManBehindTheMask

    " Why aren't they (french children) laughing at Shia's last name????" ...........Because Labeouf does not mean The Beef in french. It's Le Boeuf. Oh well, sure it's a weird name no matter what!

  • May 19, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST


    by TheManBehindTheMask

    There's another thing that make french children laugh it's "Shia", cause in french it's sound exactely like "Chia", wich means "pooed"... I think that could actualy makes you laugh a lot... Am I right?

  • May 19, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    <shoots self in face>

    by your_face

    Dear God! I want to fall down and pray to Jeebus, and ask why??? WHY????? WHY MUST HE FUCK IT UP?! Whats the point of continuing Indy with a new guy?!!!! <sigh> I think the only director who had it right was Francis Lawrence, Director of Constantine. He did what we all would love to do. Kill Shia LaBeouf at the end, so that he can never come back. This should be the standard practice with every film he is cast in.

  • May 19, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    George Lucas

    by TheDo

    until you release 21 different versions of the new SW trilogy (in which they become good films) you are henceforth forbidden from ruining any more franchises that mean stuff to people. why not fuck off and make a sequel to willow, bleed your SW cash-cow dry with cartoons, action figures and cartoons of action figures or spend more time snuggling up to spielberg and hope some of his film-making skill rubs off on you. that is all.

  • May 19, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    I love the prequels

    by krushjudgement

    I think they're great. I love Lucas.

  • May 19, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Indy, Shia & the Lucas that's off his rocker

    by Violator90

    Shia as the lead?!?! Didn't Lucas listen to what Homer Simpson said, "Not quite a hunk, not quite a dork, he's Shia Lebeouf." Seriously. I'm crossing my fingers that Indy4 is decent but the fact that there is very little word on how it is, is not a good sign for ANY movie. Positive or negative there is always some words going around, but when there isn't even any word, that automatic trouble. Hey Lucas, if you do Indy 5, have Jar Jar in it then kill him off.

  • May 19, 2008, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Mutt Williams = Jar Jar Binks

    by Violator90

    WTF!!! Some please tell me Mutt Williams is a very gross misprint or a very NOT funny joke. Where in the fucking galaxy did some one come up with this shit? Its like a Lucas is not even trying to make good movies any more. Its like he got up one morning and said, "Ah fuck, I need a more shittasic name for a character. Since Jar Jar Bink was just cut from the Oscar's Best Actor list last time around." Is Lucas senile?!?! Damn!

  • May 19, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    You know . . .

    by Richard Richard Mayhew

    as much as everyone wants to hate on the idea of Shia in an Indy sequel, I could actually totally see it happening and, what's more, it actually being fun. I mean, think about it. Let the franchise really transition over to a full-blow B-movie, 1950s-esque version of what the Indianas were 25 years ago. Mutt Williams and the 9th Plan from Outer Space. It could be fun . . .

  • i understand businnes to have young actor in old series to trap new generation and teens target, but, Lucas have understimate the power of commercial stuff. Speilberg, Lucas, Coppola, etc. have build the new hollywood, a new standard in the mid '70, and right now, i will love if they would like to learn a great lesson to all hollywood producers, old actor are not DEADMAN walking, old actor are a great fuel of experience for every movie! and put one of them and keep one of them in the series with the name of his character is the BEST challenge to the movie industry. this is the real quest! Mr Ford is an astonish actor, and he will be Indiana Jones forever, Bogart, Mitchum, Peck, Wayne, Marvin, bronson, Eastwood, are all actors like Ford, can be realistic in their roles in many ways, aged too. with an open mind, Mr. Lucas an old Indiana Jones can be a great IDEA, take Eastwood the unforgiven + Indy adventure, and you will have a great masterpiece! let Mutt willimas grown like sidekick and only after you can take him in the spin off direction.... Lucas wake up, be revolutionary for real!!!!

  • May 20, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Mutt Williams Sucks!

    by ricardomontalkhan

    They already tried this with the Young Indiana Jones TV series -- It bombed! hey check out this hilarious new movie blog on blogspot. it's written by a disgruntled producer called thebitterproducer

  • May 20, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Ok, raise your hand if you knew Indy was in danger...

    by Violator90

    come on people, show hands that had an inkling that Indy was on the verge of suckage. Damn! I was so hoping that the "good movie streak continued," since IRON MAN did a great job. Now its up to the Hulk but I'm leaning heavily on the Bat to hold the "good movie streak" at least a few weeks after it opens.