I greet this news with a mix of excitement and trepidation. But no matter what, it seems inevitable its going to happen. According to an interview with Shia LaBeouf over at the BBC News, director Steven Spielberg has apparently figured out what the story for the next Indiana Jones film should be and is now working on it.
According to LaBeouf in the interview: “Steven just said that he cracked the story on it before I left, and I think they’re gearing that up.”
At the moment, there’s no word on what the story is or if LaBeouf’s character, Mutt Williams, will be returning for the sequel. Obviously, Harrison Ford would have to sign on for another film as Indiana Jones. Or he would have to at least be in the film long enough to pas the torch to the next generation, if that’s the way the story goes.
To be honest, after the disappointment of the last Indiana Jones film, I’m not sure I want to see another one at all. For better or worse, it seems inevatible we will get a fifth film — especially as the last one made over $750 Million worldwide. You can’t argue with figures like that. And really, my concern isn’t as much what the story is, if Harrison Ford is in the film or even if Shia LaBeouf returns. I just don’t want George Lucas anywhere near it.