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George Lucas is involved with Indiana Jones 5

06.22.2016

george lucas, harrison ford, steven spielberg

Just when you thought you were rid of George Lucas, hoping he'd be off on a beach making experimental films somewhere far away from you... HE'S BACK!!!

And let me do you one better... He's executive producing the fifth Indiana Jones movie. 

During a press event promoting his latest film THE BFG, Steven Spielberg confirmed that even though Disney may have control over the franchise now, George Lucas isn't completely letting go of this baby yet. 

George is gonna to be an executive producer on it with me. ... I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That'd be insane.

Now that doesn't exactly spell out how involved Lucas will be, as he really seemed to walk away from STAR WARS, even as a consultant, once Disney started doing whatever the hell they wanted. However, as much ownership as we give Harrison Ford for playing Indy and Spielberg for directing all of the films, the franchise has really been heavily Lucas-driven from the start. And sure, he made a really big misstep with the last film, and we all acknowledge that, but let's not rewrite history with Lucas being some sort of plague that ruined the entire legacy of Indiana Jones. He's done more than his fair share of good for the character and, even if his input is severely limited for this next chapter, it probably wouldn't feel right if he wasn't even remotely involved with what's to come. 

INDIANA JONES 5 is set for a July 19, 2019 release.

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4:50PM on 06/23/2016
Sorry, but I don't even trust Lucas to handle the catering.
Sorry, but I don't even trust Lucas to handle the catering.
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3:06PM on 06/23/2016

So???? Count George in.

Good! Indy 4 was not ruined by George Lucas.
Good! Indy 4 was not ruined by George Lucas.
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3:05PM on 06/23/2016
.I'm probably not as diehard of an Indy fan as some people on here, but the first three films were a part of my childhood and I definitely enjoy them. It would have been awesome to get an Indiana Jones 4 and 5 back in the day and I would love for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to not be the last one in the series, but I'm really not sure how they're going to do a convincing one at this point. Ford was great in The Force Awakens, but his age was definitely showing and that film got around that by
.I'm probably not as diehard of an Indy fan as some people on here, but the first three films were a part of my childhood and I definitely enjoy them. It would have been awesome to get an Indiana Jones 4 and 5 back in the day and I would love for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to not be the last one in the series, but I'm really not sure how they're going to do a convincing one at this point. Ford was great in The Force Awakens, but his age was definitely showing and that film got around that by wisely using him as more of a mentor-role and aside from a little running, he didn't do a tun of action hero-y type stuff, which worked fine because Han Solo's always been a supporting character from the start. However, Indy's the main show, I mean sure he has a supporting cast, but it's like James Bond, he's the star -- the one that beats the baddies and woos the ladies. I would feel really weird having Indy just all of the suddenly play second fiddle to some other guy. I think everyone in the world would hate it if he actually did pass the torch to Shia LaBeouf, but I just don't know how you make a convincing Indy flick when you're leading man is 73 years old, even when that leading man is Harrison Ford.
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1:33PM on 06/23/2016

Shae Laboof needs to go

they just won't do it right and shae is unbearable to watch or work with. just reboot the franchise and start over. Chris Pratt was rumored for the role a while back. He definitely has some Indy qualities to him.
they just won't do it right and shae is unbearable to watch or work with. just reboot the franchise and start over. Chris Pratt was rumored for the role a while back. He definitely has some Indy qualities to him.
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9:26AM on 06/23/2016
It's fine that he's coming back, hopefully his new found love for smaller, character-driven movies is explored with the next Indy. After the Star Wars PT, I felt he had this weird need to go BIG with every movie, and Crystal Skull was just too big for an Indy movie. If he's willing to take a step back from a "spectacle-first" approach with Indy 5, then I'm all for him coming back.
It's fine that he's coming back, hopefully his new found love for smaller, character-driven movies is explored with the next Indy. After the Star Wars PT, I felt he had this weird need to go BIG with every movie, and Crystal Skull was just too big for an Indy movie. If he's willing to take a step back from a "spectacle-first" approach with Indy 5, then I'm all for him coming back.
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8:33AM on 06/23/2016
I'm fine with this because Sir.Stevie is there to keep the ridiculous ideas in check
I'm fine with this because Sir.Stevie is there to keep the ridiculous ideas in check
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6:04AM on 06/23/2016

Indy 5 is still a BAD IDEA

Lucas or not...
C,mon ! HF is 74 right now and the movie is STILL just a project so far, not even in pre-production...
so he will be 75-76 when shooting... GREEN SCREENS crap-fest to be... JUST LIKE INDY 4....
Lucas or not...
C,mon ! HF is 74 right now and the movie is STILL just a project so far, not even in pre-production...
so he will be 75-76 when shooting... GREEN SCREENS crap-fest to be... JUST LIKE INDY 4....
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11:31PM on 06/22/2016
He bought the crew takeaway noodles.
He bought the crew takeaway noodles.
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10:57PM on 06/22/2016

YAY for Spielberg and Disney

At least Disney did something right when the secured the rights to the franchise, and I'm glad Spielberg convinced them. It wouldn't be an Indy movie without both of them.
At least Disney did something right when the secured the rights to the franchise, and I'm glad Spielberg convinced them. It wouldn't be an Indy movie without both of them.
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10:37PM on 06/22/2016
"Haha very funny. Very funny." - Short Round.
"Haha very funny. Very funny." - Short Round.
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10:29PM on 06/22/2016
Okay, maybe I'm a bit harsh on George Lucas rejoining the production but seriously if he suggest any more dumb stuff to put in the movie then Spielberg need to be more firm in telling him "NO!".
Okay, maybe I'm a bit harsh on George Lucas rejoining the production but seriously if he suggest any more dumb stuff to put in the movie then Spielberg need to be more firm in telling him "NO!".
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8:59PM on 06/22/2016
Spielbergo Recognizes the faults with the last one, he's admitted it openly and I'm sure he knows this is the last goodbye for Indy. I'm confident GL won't get in the way to cause any problems that Crystal Skull had and I doubt they'll let him.
Spielbergo Recognizes the faults with the last one, he's admitted it openly and I'm sure he knows this is the last goodbye for Indy. I'm confident GL won't get in the way to cause any problems that Crystal Skull had and I doubt they'll let him.
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6:39PM on 06/22/2016
I blame a lot of Crystal Skull on the particular story they decided to tell. Aliens (granted, a Lucas-credited idea). A long lost son (which would've worked better if they hadn't tried to sell us on him so hard). And dodgy cgi (but the nuke-the-fridge was legitimately an Indy0worthy moment). Also, Ray Winstone's character was just horribly written. I don't know to what degree Lucas is to blame for all of that, but I intend to remain optimistic.
I blame a lot of Crystal Skull on the particular story they decided to tell. Aliens (granted, a Lucas-credited idea). A long lost son (which would've worked better if they hadn't tried to sell us on him so hard). And dodgy cgi (but the nuke-the-fridge was legitimately an Indy0worthy moment). Also, Ray Winstone's character was just horribly written. I don't know to what degree Lucas is to blame for all of that, but I intend to remain optimistic.
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6:36PM on 06/22/2016

In the words of Darth Vader...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Wtf, the guy hasn't made a good movie in 20+ years. Why let him in the same room as Indiana Jones after basically destroying everything about him in the last movie (It was always Aliens???)... Seriously, wtf. Lucas needs to be on a leash for Indy 5. He can have some input but Spielberg better keep his bitch in line.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Wtf, the guy hasn't made a good movie in 20+ years. Why let him in the same room as Indiana Jones after basically destroying everything about him in the last movie (It was always Aliens???)... Seriously, wtf. Lucas needs to be on a leash for Indy 5. He can have some input but Spielberg better keep his bitch in line.
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6:24PM on 06/22/2016
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6:23PM on 06/22/2016
George provides the McGuffin, so you really do need him. I frankly enjoy the products of the Ford, Spielberg, Lucas trifecta, even the problematic Crystal Skull.

I'm far more concerned with Kathleen Kennedy's involvement, if she has any. Please don't give us a long lost illegitimate daughter that's more Indy than Indy. Pretty please.
George provides the McGuffin, so you really do need him. I frankly enjoy the products of the Ford, Spielberg, Lucas trifecta, even the problematic Crystal Skull.

I'm far more concerned with Kathleen Kennedy's involvement, if she has any. Please don't give us a long lost illegitimate daughter that's more Indy than Indy. Pretty please.
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9:03PM on 06/22/2016
Lol, I question that all the current SJW appeasement is really her doing. Her involvement prior to Disney didn't reflect any of these issues. It could be all Disney motivated or yes it could be Kennedy finally unleashing what she's always wanted to put on film. It's interesting regardless. Hopefully Indy will come out fine without a female version of Indy. Hopefully… Oh, wait, that'll be a remake to be done in 5 years time the female reboot Indiana...
Lol, I question that all the current SJW appeasement is really her doing. Her involvement prior to Disney didn't reflect any of these issues. It could be all Disney motivated or yes it could be Kennedy finally unleashing what she's always wanted to put on film. It's interesting regardless. Hopefully Indy will come out fine without a female version of Indy. Hopefully… Oh, wait, that'll be a remake to be done in 5 years time the female reboot Indiana...
10:44PM on 06/23/2016
I would argue that her presence was felt in Crystal Skull, and now that she's in complete control, we're witnessing what she wanted to do all along.

No need for a she-boot of Indy. We already have Lara Croft.
I would argue that her presence was felt in Crystal Skull, and now that she's in complete control, we're witnessing what she wanted to do all along.

No need for a she-boot of Indy. We already have Lara Croft.
6:20PM on 06/22/2016

Criticize him for the wrong he's done but give him the praise he deserves

In an era where everything is either an adaptation or a reboot of something, you have to respect a man who went through the pain of creating something new.

I'm not saying he should necessarily be as involved as he used to be, I just think that it would also be wrong to do the film without him completely.
In an era where everything is either an adaptation or a reboot of something, you have to respect a man who went through the pain of creating something new.

I'm not saying he should necessarily be as involved as he used to be, I just think that it would also be wrong to do the film without him completely.
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6:19PM on 06/22/2016
ABORT! ABORT! ABORT!
ABORT! ABORT! ABORT!
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6:01PM on 06/22/2016
I would love this as much as the next person but a nearly 80 year old Indy with George Lucas'unique creative visions......colour me skeptical.
I would love this as much as the next person but a nearly 80 year old Indy with George Lucas'unique creative visions......colour me skeptical.
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5:56PM on 06/22/2016
Noooooooooooooooooooo
Noooooooooooooooooooo
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