Indiana Jones V

Speaking of treasure hunting adventurers on the big screen, it looks like there will be another Indiana Jones movie.  At the end of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indy’s hat blew across the floor to the feet of Mutt Williams.  It would appear that Mutt is the heir to the fedora, but Mutt Williams in NOT Indiana Jones, and I probably won’t go see his movie.  Here’s what I propose.

I think that there would be to many upset fans if you tried to have an Indiana Jones movie without Harrison Ford (and he’s getting older).  To me, Indiana Jones was and will always be a 1930’s adventurer after a mystic prize.  He was believable and smart and tough.  Now, I love the way that the new Star Trek movie completely wiped out the history of their universe and started with a fresh slate, but you can’t do that to Indiana Jones.  Here’s what you do.  You start the film with Harrison Ford as Indy.  He’s on the hunt to complete a quest that he started when he was younger.  During the film you see flashbacks of the younger Indy on the adventure thereby setting the stage for a new actor to fill the fedora.  You could also have the older Indy get injured and lose his eye to be consistent with the young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

That way when Indy VI comes out, it will be a whole new adventure.  Maybe they could skip Indy V and just go to VI?  OR MAYBE they make Indy V an online miniseries that sets the stage for Indy VI!!!  *sigh* I’m a genius.  umm, upon further review the whole Harrison Ford cameo to lend credibility to a new Indiana Jones actor has already been done.  BUT the online miniseries is still GENIUS!!

 

You can also see a tv interview with Harrison Ford about this show HERE.

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4 Responses

  1. Otis says:

    I have a better idea: stop making Indiana Jones films.

    IMHO, Lucas and Spielberg have only done damage to the original film (my favorite flick of all time, btw, what I call “the Casablanca of adventure films) by making more movies. They have gotten weaker and weaker with each new entry and they essentially neutered the character at the end of the last one.

    Please . . . just STOP.

    -Otis

  2. Spencer says:

    HAHAHAHA! What about a Star Trek-like reboot? What if it was just a 1930s era treasure hunter?

  3. Otis says:

    No reboot. Harrison IS Indy, testicles or no testicles. I just don’t think a reboot would work.

    That being said . . .

    I would LOVE to see them go back in time BEFORE Indy. Maybe tell the early adventures of Abner Ravenwood or Marcus Brody. That would be cool.

    -Otis

  4. Spencer says:

    That’s a great idea. With Abner being Indy’s mentor it would be a great way to create an action adventure serial without using Indy. WELL DONE!

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