While the first three Indiana Jones movies were instant classics, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn’t received quite as well. And it’s probably because of the lukewarm response of the fourth Indiana Jones movie that there probably won’t be a fifth. Harrison Ford’s getting too old anyway.
Though talk of Indiana Jones 5 has continued in the years since Crystal Skull, there’s really been no actual forward movement on the pic. Steve asked Marshall if he thought that it was realistic to expect a fifth film or if Crystal Skull was the “last hurrah,” to which Marshall replied:
“I say, for me, [Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea, there’s no MacGuffin.”
The last real update on Indy 5 came last December from George Lucas, who revealed that he had “told Steven Spielberg about the story” but he hadn’t found a MacGuffin yet. We previously heard that Lucas and Spielberg had come up with a “germ of an idea” for the film, but nothing further than that.