Written By: Ken Hulsey
From the moment that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" reached the theaters back in 2008 there has been talk of a fifth movie in the hugely popular series. Along with all that talk came rumors that the Indiana Jones character may be about to pass on the family business to his son, Mutt Williams, played by Shia LaBeouf.
Those rumors were quickly squashed by the powers that be, but there has been some concern on the part of George Lucas on what exactly the famed archaeologist and adventurer could be questing after next.
No matter what that object, or ancient location, may be, Harrison Ford says that he is ready, with a catch, "The story for the new Indiana Jones is in the process of taking form. If the script is good, I'll be happy to put the costume on again."
Here are some quotes from George Lucas about "Indiana Jones 5":
"I have an idea to make Shia the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie"
"The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea, and that series is very research intensive."
"So we're doing research now to see if we can't come up with another object for him to chase... hopefully we'll come up with something."
"Harrison Ford 'is Indiana Jones'. If it was Mutt Williams it would be Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis or something."
And Harrison Ford has added, "No, that's never been (the idea about MuttWilliams becoming the focus of the film series)... I think it just doesn't work that way. And there's definitely a distinction between passing the fedora and someone picking it up."
My money is on a new Indiana Jones movie being about Atlantis, or the Bermuda Triangle.....or maybe both.
See Also: Ford Not Ready To Pass The Fedora To LaBeouf / Ford Not Ready To Pass The Fedora To LaBeouf