Well, it’s time to dust of the fedora, Indiana Jones 5 has been confirmed for release. You can forget about Chris Pratt playing the character because this Doctor has already been cast and it’s no other than Harrison Ford. That’s right no one will be rebooting or reimagining the character, we’ll be getting the chosen one.
Here’s what Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn had to say:
Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019. It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.
So, lets talk about the elephant in the room here. The last adventure Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was terrible and a lot of people have lost faith in the hero coming back and having another run, especially one that can top the original 3. Steven Spielberg himself has previously discussed his distaste with parts of Crystal Skull, partly blaming long time friend and writer George Lucas.
I sympathize with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin. George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn’t want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in – even if I don’t believe in it – I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it. I’ll add my own touches, I’ll bring my own cast in, I’ll shoot the way I want to shoot it, but I will always defer to George as the storyteller of the Indy series. I will never fight him on that.
Don’t worry he’s not just pushing all the blame on Lucas, he does cop the short straw on this doozy
What people really jumped at was Indy climbing into a refrigerator and getting blown into the sky by an atom-bomb blast. Blame me. Don’t blame George. That was my silly idea. People stopped saying “jump the shark”. They now say, ‘nuked the fridge’. I’m proud of that. I’m glad I was able to bring that into popular culture.
Maybe this time around Spielberg and crew will be more aware of how far they can take the cheesiness of the film and they can come together and make something worth finishing the series on. For me, the worst part of Crystal Skull was Shia LeBouf swinging through the forest like Tarzan. here’s a friendly reminder about that horrible scene.
INDIANA JONES 5 will whip into theaters on July 19, 2019.