Geekery: Spielberg is Making Indiana Jones 5

That movie you probably didn’t ask for? We’re getting it.

Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull wasn’t, to put it politely, well received. Maybe 10 years can make a difference for the better, at least it seems Steven Spielberg thinks it might. According to the Hollywood Reporter:

Steven Spielberg has begun the casting process for new screen adaptation of the Broadway musical West Side Story, which the 71-year-old filmmaker will tackle after he first shoots a new Indiana Jones movie. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Spielberg plans to shoot what would be the fifth Indy installment in 2019 with a goal of having it released in 2020.

If you like musicals, hey, you’re getting a new version of West Side Story! Anyway… two years back, during the press junkets for Force Awakens, Harrison Ford told EW that he’d be down for another Indy movie:

Yeah, I’d love to do another Indiana Jones. A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director — what’s not to like?

While the 75 year old actor may have a fondness for the character, I’m not sure if it would work. He’s a full 16 years older than Sean Connery was when Raiders of the Lost Ark was filmed. I think if this is going to survive it’s going to need fresh blood that’s not Shia Saide LaBeouf.

Or, you know, they could just not.



  • ZeeLobby

    As long as it’s followed by another fitting South Park.

    • Lakados

      To make it easier for everybody they should give the role to Brian Boitano, that way it at least has a sense of continuity.

      • Tim Lester

        If they make it with Brian Boitano that would just raise one question: “what would Brian Boitano do?”

        • petrow84

          I’m sure he’d kick an #ss or two,

          That’s what Brian Boitano’d do!

  • euansmith

    I hope it is a good as the last one they made; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was a hoot. They haven’t made any more since. They haven’t made any more since. They haven’t made any more since.

    • bad mood

      Aw yes, I see you’re a man of culture as well.

    • Me

      I was thinking of something more of a reboot, kind of like what they are doing with Tomb Raider. I might be totally alone in this, but I am actually looking forward to that movie.

      Your idea is pretty good too, as long as that last statement holds true – or if they only what’s left of him. ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

      • The difference here is that the Tomb Raider movies were never any good to begin with.

    • lorieth

      “They haven’t made any more since…”

      You chose… wisely!

    • af

      Hope they make it a true reboot starring Just Bieber as General Indiana “Maverick” Jones, fighting against Terminator in his F-14 fighter jet. Because why not? If you’re going to ruin the series, might as well go all in.

      • euansmith

        “Indiana, you’re flying in to the danger zone!”

      • vlad78

        Still better than AOS.

    • Yea… it’s basically the same with The Matrix. I thought they wanted to make it 3 movies, but somehow they stayed with one.

      • euansmith

        I was really annoyed with the Matrix; they way that they torpedoed the conceit from the first film that our world is the Matrix, by limiting the Matrix in the sequels to one city, one freeway and one mountain.

    • orionburn III

      The movie could be 5 minutes long and end with Indy pushing crazy Shia Lablablooblee off a cliff. That would be Oscar worthy.

    • petrow84

      I have a strong assumption that you wrote the script for the Indy4 HISHE video 🙂

  • Txabi Etxebarrieta

    I’m glad the whole “could we not” line is getting traction. Because more often than not, we probably shouldn’t.

  • EnTyme

    To quote another Spielberg movie: “[They] were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stopped to think if they should.”

  • Today Hollywood officially ran out of ideas… mark it in your calendar

    • Kabal1te

      I do believe this has been the case for quite some time now actually.

      • Before Hollywood even, most of Shakespeare’s plays were based on previous works as were Homer’s writings. We’ve been telling the same stories over and over for a very long time.

        • vlad78

          Nope, the difference is Shakespeare knew how to tell a story. Spielberg and Lucas don’t anymore, and guys like abrams never did.

          • I’m not commenting on quality, just that telling the same stories over and over is not something new.

          • vlad78

            True, but we’re not that different from people then.

    • vlad78

      It’s been at least a decade since this has begun. Perhaps 2.

  • wedsny

    Been in the works awhile. Last I had heard Harrison Fords role would be an older Indy that will provide a bridge to Flashbacks to a new actor playing a young Indy.

    • Kabal1te

      I suspect this will work out about as well as I expect the upcoming “Solo” movie to do.

  • Arthfael

    Crystal Skull was bad, no contest, but was it as be and boring as that temple business in India? Or the Lost Arch, tbh? I really only liked the Last Crusade n’

    • af

      While Last Crusade is indeed good, Raiders of Lost Ark is the best Indy. Shame on you!

      • euansmith

        I love they way that Indie achieves nothing in Raiders, except for the destruction of his old flame’s bar. That, and they way that he steals the German uniform and it is too small for him. The second one gets props from me for the corridor of bugs sequence. I can’t stand bugs, so that really worked for me.

        • vlad78

          It’s not the acheivement which matters, but the journey.

    • petrow84

      How DARE you talk trash about Lost Ark?
      However, I agree with you. Temple of Doom was the worst, by far.

      • Arthfael

        Haha, I’ve only seen it once, after all of the others, so that might explain why it did not work for me, but maybe it needs another chance.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    This stinks.

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  • af

    Please. No. Make it stop. This is mindless. Remakes and sequels stopped being fun a decade ago. Somebody do something about this 🙁

    • euansmith

      I’m waiting for “Indiana Jones vs Predator 2: The Blart Identity”.

      • vlad78

        Predator 2? Hey this is predator 7 or 8 already. Don’t make them bring back Danny Glover, those movies were bad enough.

        • euansmith

          He’s too old for this $hit.

  • Borja Saiz Bustamante

    Please Spilberg. Just… don’t. You wasted my y childhood enough already

  • Erich Schoenholtz

    This movie doesn’t need to be made. Harrison Ford will be pushing near 80 by the time this movie comes out. If he’s swinging from things with his whip etc. nobody will believe that.