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Shia is Indy's kid?

02.19.2007
After expressing my displeasure (borderline contempt really) with INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE degrading the franchise from fantastic adventure into lowbrow travesty, only to discover a lot of JoBlo readers seem to enjoy that movie, I'm hesistant to further discuss JONES and his further adventures. But a rumor's a rumor, and a slow news day's a slow news day.

And thus we have the latest scuttlebutt on casting for the seemingly inescapable fourth INDIANA JONES flick. Word on the broadband street (initiated at AICN and all but confirmed by my old cohort Devin at CHUD) is that Shia LaBeouf (CONSTANTINE, HOLES) will have a major role in the flick... and speculation is that he'll be playing the son of Dr. Jones. My guess is he'll be named Felix, after the family cat. He's got a lotta fond memories of that cat.

While I personally wish it were not so, like a TV series that runs for too many seasons (see: ALIAS) the JONES franchise has apparently again decided that the way to resuscitate (or at least offset the otherwise arthritic cast) is to introduce a parade of previously unmentioned family members. Why oh why, if they were so insistent on exhuming Jones and company, couldn't they have just used Frank Darabont's sterling script? Oh that's right: George Lucas. Thanks again. We'll find out if it's all worth it next summer.
Extra Tidbit: A previous draft for a fourth INDIANA JONES adventure found the good doctor encountering flying saucers.
Source: AICN, CHUD

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3:07AM on 02/21/2007

Meh

I don't mind Shia LaBoeuf cause I did like his performance in Constantine and am anticipating Transformers but George Lucas is a schmoe and he can go home to the ewoks for abandoning a great script.
I don't mind Shia LaBoeuf cause I did like his performance in Constantine and am anticipating Transformers but George Lucas is a schmoe and he can go home to the ewoks for abandoning a great script.
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12:47PM on 02/20/2007
I like Shia well enough, I think he is a promising young actor. But as Indy's son... they're going to have to convince me. I'm just worried this is going to be Short Round, Round 2. Please no.
I like Shia well enough, I think he is a promising young actor. But as Indy's son... they're going to have to convince me. I'm just worried this is going to be Short Round, Round 2. Please no.
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12:46PM on 02/20/2007

hmmm

I'm on the fence....what about Indy having a daughter like let say...Natalie portman? hmmm
I'm on the fence....what about Indy having a daughter like let say...Natalie portman? hmmm
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12:26PM on 02/20/2007
I like Shia well enough, I think he is a promising young actor. But as Indy's son... they're going to have to convince me. I'm just worried this is going to be Short Round, Round 2. Please no.
I like Shia well enough, I think he is a promising young actor. But as Indy's son... they're going to have to convince me. I'm just worried this is going to be Short Round, Round 2. Please no.
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12:02PM on 02/20/2007

hmmm

I'm on the fence....what about Indy having a daughter like let say...Natalie portman? hmmm
I'm on the fence....what about Indy having a daughter like let say...Natalie portman? hmmm
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11:29AM on 02/20/2007

Cool

This kids a great actor and I think he'll be great for the role if it turns out to be true. I'm pumped for this movie and would like to see someone else reporting on it so I don't have to muck through lines of worthless opinion and bias viewpoints before getting to the news/rumors. Thanks
This kids a great actor and I think he'll be great for the role if it turns out to be true. I'm pumped for this movie and would like to see someone else reporting on it so I don't have to muck through lines of worthless opinion and bias viewpoints before getting to the news/rumors. Thanks
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9:43AM on 02/20/2007

Could be worse?

Yeah, could be worse, but they'd have to really work at it. I don't hate this kid, but he is NOT a Jones: Sean Connery begat Harrison Ford, begat Shia LeWhatsit? Nah, ain't happenin'.

If this rumor is true, then I'm real, REAL worried for the movie. And I really don't care about seeing Indy pass the torch to a son/daughter anyway. We've already seen "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles", and I don't want that for a finale to the Indy movie series. Just give us one last Indiana Jones
Yeah, could be worse, but they'd have to really work at it. I don't hate this kid, but he is NOT a Jones: Sean Connery begat Harrison Ford, begat Shia LeWhatsit? Nah, ain't happenin'.

If this rumor is true, then I'm real, REAL worried for the movie. And I really don't care about seeing Indy pass the torch to a son/daughter anyway. We've already seen "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles", and I don't want that for a finale to the Indy movie series. Just give us one last Indiana Jones movie about Indiana Jones.
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6:27AM on 02/20/2007
Would be a terrible idea. But why the hell would anyone believe it? I see everywhere that Natalie Portman is still supposed to play Indy's daughter. And now Shia is supposed to play Indy's kid.

It's funny how when the Natalie rumor came out, it was because, at the time, she was on the Star Wars prequels, produced by Lucas -- and the rumour was unfounded. And now that this comes out, it's while Shia's probably finishing work or promoting Transformers, produced by Steven Spielberg -- and the
Would be a terrible idea. But why the hell would anyone believe it? I see everywhere that Natalie Portman is still supposed to play Indy's daughter. And now Shia is supposed to play Indy's kid.

It's funny how when the Natalie rumor came out, it was because, at the time, she was on the Star Wars prequels, produced by Lucas -- and the rumour was unfounded. And now that this comes out, it's while Shia's probably finishing work or promoting Transformers, produced by Steven Spielberg -- and the rumor's probably just as unfounded. Slow news day, lazy reporters assume that "hey, since they've been working together, they're probably meeting and talking about their next project too! Let's make that NEWS!". Fuck off. And no one should trust AICN anyway.

And LAST CRUSADE is a terrific movie.
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11:18PM on 02/19/2007
he was actually really good in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
he was actually really good in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
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9:45PM on 02/19/2007

The kid's name is "The Beef" in french?

I've been all about every single rumour that has come out so far... but LeBeouf? The kid is insanely annoying and an absolutely terrible actor. What happened to the rumours a few years back about Indy having a daughter? Now that'd be a slight twist to the convention I wouldn't mind seeing... But for the love of fuck... how about just no kid?
I've been all about every single rumour that has come out so far... but LeBeouf? The kid is insanely annoying and an absolutely terrible actor. What happened to the rumours a few years back about Indy having a daughter? Now that'd be a slight twist to the convention I wouldn't mind seeing... But for the love of fuck... how about just no kid?
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8:42PM on 02/19/2007

Last Crusade

I've always enjoyed The Last Crusade quite a bit actually as well......
I've always enjoyed The Last Crusade quite a bit actually as well......
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8:16PM on 02/19/2007
I've always been a bit iffy about this project, because it has been SO LONG since the last Indiana Jones movie. That said, I could see LeBouf playing his son. I'm not saying the son is a good idea, but as others have said, it could be worse.
I've always been a bit iffy about this project, because it has been SO LONG since the last Indiana Jones movie. That said, I could see LeBouf playing his son. I'm not saying the son is a good idea, but as others have said, it could be worse.
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6:59PM on 02/19/2007

Grrr...

I really hope this rumor is unfounded. I'm a huge Dr. Jones fan...but I can't stand LeBeouf. That snot-nosed brat is terrible. I'm thinking more and more that I might have to avoid this movie altogether.
I really hope this rumor is unfounded. I'm a huge Dr. Jones fan...but I can't stand LeBeouf. That snot-nosed brat is terrible. I'm thinking more and more that I might have to avoid this movie altogether.
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6:09PM on 02/19/2007

Sigh

Does Shia LeBeouf have to be in every movie made? Seriosly, he's like Jude Law being in everything.
Does Shia LeBeouf have to be in every movie made? Seriosly, he's like Jude Law being in everything.
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5:27PM on 02/19/2007

Blackheart Jones

It could be MUCH worse. Spielberg could've cast Wes Bently for the role of Indy's son.
It could be MUCH worse. Spielberg could've cast Wes Bently for the role of Indy's son.
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5:05PM on 02/19/2007

not bad

this wouldnt be a great choice, but it could be worse.
this wouldnt be a great choice, but it could be worse.
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