George Lucas has a personal agenda for how Indiana Jones 5 should be constructed and not even Steven Spielberg or Harrison Ford know about it… until today, that is.
In an interview published at Fox News, Lucas states his vision to continue the Indiana Jones series sees Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt Williams character taking over the starring role with Harrison Ford returning in a Sean Connery supporting role.
“I haven’t even told Steven or Harrison this,” he said. “But I have an idea to make Shia [LeBeouf] the lead character next time and have Harrison [Ford] come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie. I can see it working out.
“And it’s not like Harrison is even old. I mean, he’s 65 and he did everything in this movie. The old chemistry is there, and it’s not like he’s an old man. He’s incredibly agile; he looks even better than he did 20 years ago, if you ask me.”
“This movie is the exact same experience as the other three were. The difference is, the novelty of discovery is gone. I get worried when I hear fans say they’re expecting something different that will change their lives. This is ‘Indiana Jones’ just as you remember him.”
Not only does this confirm the suspicions that Mutt Williams from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the love child of Indy and Marion, it also confirms George Lucas has once again stepped off the deep end. Shia has charm, yes, but by no means is he ready or capable of stepping into Harrison Ford’s shoes.
It’s long been rumored Shia LaBeouf signed a multi-film contract. If true, and Crystal Skull pulls in the mega-bucks it likely will, how could Paramount not pull the trigger on a fifth film?