A Fifth Indiana Jones Movie Slated for 2019

 
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Old Indy from “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”

“It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage”:

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.

Ummm, yeah. So … we all love Harrison Ford (at least those of us over 40) but in the last Star Wars movie, Han Solo looked like a character in a late-night ad on Fox News. When the new Indy is released in 2019, the actor will be 77 years old.

Unless they’re naming it Indiana Jones and the Pain-Free Catheter, maybe Spielberg should just have him look for the Fountain of Youth and do the whole thing as a spoof.

What do you think, Ricochetti? Is this fifth Indy film a bad idea or the worst idea ever?

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  1. C. U. Douglas Thatcher
    C. U. Douglas
    @CUDouglas

    Metalheaddoc:

    skipsul:

    Jim Chase:

    C. U. Douglas: James Bond just recast the parts and pretended it was the same guy.

    True, but apart from a couple of the Roger Moore flicks, I quit watching James Bond after the Sean Connery era.

    Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb. Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible. Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    I rather liked the Dalton era Bond. Kinda dark and gritty. Moore’s bond was a little too glib.

    Roger Moore was the first Bond I saw as a kid. I still enjoy those films in his run.

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  2. skipsul Inactive
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    @skipsul

    Stad:

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: What do you think, Ricochetti? Is this fifth Indy film a bad idea or the worst idea ever?

    Depends . . .

    I suspect a bad pun here.

    • #62
  3. Metalheaddoc Member
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    @Metalheaddoc

    I think it could work if they play on the fact that he is getting old. Don’t try to youth-ify him. Have him understand his limits. He knows he is old and has to be coaxed out of retirement to save the world or something like that. One of the great triumphs of Star Trek 2 was they acknowledged that everyone was getting old and wove that into the story. Like when Kirk told McCoy “Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young, Doctor.”

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  4. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Metalheaddoc:

    skipsul:

    Jim Chase:

    C. U. Douglas: James Bond just recast the parts and pretended it was the same guy.

    True, but apart from a couple of the Roger Moore flicks, I quit watching James Bond after the Sean Connery era.

    Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb. Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible. Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    I rather liked the Dalton era Bond. Kinda dark and gritty. Moore’s bond was a little too glib.

    For Your Eyes Only is the best Moore flick.

    From Russia With Love is the best Connery flick.

    Along with Casino Royale and The Living Daylights, my choices may shed light on what I look for in a Bond flick.

    (I’m also a huge fan of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.)

    • #64
  5. Jamie Lockett Inactive
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    @JamieLockett

    Misthiocracy:

    Metalheaddoc:

    skipsul:

    Jim Chase:

    C. U. Douglas: James Bond just recast the parts and pretended it was the same guy.

    True, but apart from a couple of the Roger Moore flicks, I quit watching James Bond after the Sean Connery era.

    Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb. Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible. Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    I rather liked the Dalton era Bond. Kinda dark and gritty. Moore’s bond was a little too glib.

    For Your Eyes Only is the best Moore flick.

    From Russia With Love is the best Connery flick.

    Along with Casino Royale and The Living Daylights, my choices may shed light on what I look for in a Bond flick.

    Hot chicks?

    • #65
  6. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Jamie Lockett:

    Misthiocracy:

    Metalheaddoc:

    skipsul:

    Jim Chase:

    C. U. Douglas: James Bond just recast the parts and pretended it was the same guy.

    True, but apart from a couple of the Roger Moore flicks, I quit watching James Bond after the Sean Connery era.

    Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb. Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible. Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    I rather liked the Dalton era Bond. Kinda dark and gritty. Moore’s bond was a little too glib.

    For Your Eyes Only is the best Moore flick.

    From Russia With Love is the best Connery flick.

    Along with Casino Royale and The Living Daylights, my choices may shed light on what I look for in a Bond flick.

    Hot chicks?

    1) Respect for, but not necessarily a slavish devotion to, Ian Fleming’s original literary vision.

    2) No space lasers.

    • #66
  7. MikeHs Inactive
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    “I vant to KNOW!!!!

    • #67
  8. Matt Bartle Member
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    Another Indy? Maybe if they can get J.J. Abrams to direct…

    • #68
  9. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle
    @MattBartle

    Indiana Jones – The Diabetes Awakens

    • #69
  10. skipsul Inactive
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    Matt Bartle:Another Indy? Maybe if they can get J.J. Abrams to direct…

    Would his shakey cam® cancel out Ford’s shakey hands?

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  11. Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr. Coolidge
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    I’m going to be the contrarian here.

    I liked Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It wasn’t perfect, but I thought it was great to see Indy again, and even better to see Marion. As for Indy V, I’m going to take the controversial position of not judging a movie that hasn’t even been made yet.

    Mr. Holmes was an excellent movie about an elderly Sherlock Holmes. The simple fact that Harrison Ford is old doesn’t mean the film couldn’t be great. They just have to make the right film.

    People who complain about Hollywood lacking originality nowadays lack perspective. From the invention of motion pictures, most movies have been adaptations, reboots, sequels, or remakes. Truly original movies have always been exceptional.

    And, in case it needs to be pointed out, Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark were both pastiches (or ripoffs) of old Saturday-morning serials. What made them special wasn’t their originality, it was how well they were done.

    I’m going to wait and see the movie, and then judge it based on how good it is. Pretty radical, I know, but that’s how I roll.

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  12. Brian Watt Inactive
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    @BrianWatt

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:Best James Bonds ranked:

    1. Connery
    2. Dalton
    3. Craig
    4. Moore/Brosnan (tie)
    5. Lazenby
    6. Niven

    7. Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond.

    WoodyJimmyBond

    • #72
  13. C. U. Douglas Thatcher
    C. U. Douglas
    @CUDouglas

    Good point on innovation.

    For example, why do we get more and more Star Trek/Star Wars production when we claim we want to see something different?

    Well, the box office/ratings tell a different story. As much as we claim to want different, we love the familiar. As a producer, are you going to risk money on something unknown with returns that could dismal or amazing, or bet on the sure thing with reasonable return?

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  14. Knotwise the Poet Member
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    @KnotwisethePoet

    Misthiocracy:

    Metalheaddoc:

    skipsul:

    Jim Chase:

    C. U. Douglas: James Bond just recast the parts and pretended it was the same guy.

    True, but apart from a couple of the Roger Moore flicks, I quit watching James Bond after the Sean Connery era.

    Roger Moore was just terrible in the role, and the stories were dumb. Dalton was OK, but the scripts were terrible. Brosnan could be good (Goldeneye) but the plots were increasingly weird.

    I rather liked the Dalton era Bond. Kinda dark and gritty. Moore’s bond was a little too glib.

    For Your Eyes Only is the best Moore flick.

    From Russia With Love is the best Connery flick.

    Along with Casino Royale and The Living Daylights, my choices may shed light on what I look for in a Bond flick.

    (I’m also a huge fan of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.)

    Not sure if I ever saw Living Daylights, but I’m with you on Casino Royale.  It’s my favorite Bond, too.

    • #74
  15. Archie Campbell Member
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    “Indy sometimes still has the touch, but his young friend finds it hard to get him to focus, ’cause he smokes so much weed. We’re talking much-much weed.”

    • #75
  16. EJHill Podcaster
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    I’m waiting for this reboot…

    lastaction

    • #76
  17. Paul J. Croeber Inactive
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    EJHill:In 1977 Bing Crosby and Bob Hope signed on to do an eighth “Road” picture entitled “The Road to the Fountain of Youth.” Six months later Crosby was dead. Be careful what you sign up for…

    I thought much the same, he may not be alive for this.  What motivates a man to return to these wells?  Much more than Star Wars (wherein nostalgia ruled), the new Indy movie will again be all about the new young fella (or equally likely, lass, ungh).   Will Ford become a Stan Lee type, whose presence we note to children who don’t care?

    • #77
  18. Douglas Inactive
    Douglas
    @Douglas

    Tom Meyer, Ed.:

    Douglas:

    That leaves you with cross-dressing and bear-rape flicks. Enjoy.

    As awful as The Revenant was it’s innocent on that front. The bear who attacks DiCaprio’s character was a female.

    So the bear was cis-scum too? Will the triggering never end?

    • #78
  19. Whiskey Sam Inactive
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    @WhiskeySam

    Going to the well too many times.  Hollywood living on its past glories.

    • #79
  20. David Clark Inactive
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    Happy to hear it. The damage was already done with Crystal Skull, this at least gives an opportunity for a return to form. Worst case is there are two Indy films that no one really counts rather than one, so totally worth a shot.

    • #80
  21. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Tom Meyer, Ed.:

    Tom Meyer, Ed.: As awful as The Revenant was…

    Okay, I’m being somewhat unfair. Tom Hardy was — as he always is — fantastic…

    Indeed. He even makes Star Trek Nemesis almost watchable.

    • #81
  22. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Brian Watt:

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:Best James Bonds ranked:

    1. Connery
    2. Dalton
    3. Craig
    4. Moore/Brosnan (tie)
    5. Lazenby
    6. Niven

    7. Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond.

    WoodyJimmyBond

    Where’s the love for Barry Nelson?!

    • #82
  23. Richard Rummelhart Inactive
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    I am waiting for Spielberg to remake Star Wars and get the story right.  Like a lot of historians George Lucas when telling the story about what happened a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, just got it plain wrong.  The facts are clear Darth Vader was not Luke’s father.  Anakin Skywalker was a great Jedi Knight and a good friend of Obi-wan’s.  Lucas’ Anakin is a spoiled brat who never becomes a Jedi Knight.

    • #83
  24. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
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    Speaking of remakes…

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  25. C. U. Douglas Thatcher
    C. U. Douglas
    @CUDouglas

    Bah. I have no confidence in a Ben-Hur remake. That looks a soulless copy of the original.

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  26. C. U. Douglas Thatcher
    C. U. Douglas
    @CUDouglas

    I’m waiting for the remake of this …

    • #86
  27. Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr. Coolidge
    Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr.
    @BartholomewXerxesOgilvieJr

    C. U. Douglas:Bah. I have no confidence in a Ben-Hur remake. That looks a soulless copy of the original.

    Which original? The Charlton Heston version was the third film adaptation of the play, and there have been two more since then (if you count animated versions and TV miniseries).

    (Or perhaps you meant the 1880 novel?)

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  28. Stad Coolidge
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    skipsul:

    Stad:

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: What do you think, Ricochetti? Is this fifth Indy film a bad idea or the worst idea ever?

    Depends . . .

    I suspect a bad pun here.

    Guilty.

    • #88
  29. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Stirling Archer reviews every Bond movie.

    He’s pretty positive about OHMSS!

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/03/24/archer-reviews-james-bond

    • #89
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