I mean ultimately, in a perfect world, Indiana Jones would always be a young Harrison Ford and no one else ever, but that’s not how things work. Even though Star Wars has been their highest Lucasfilms priority, Disney also now owns the Indiana Jones franchise, so you knew sooner rather than later, they were going to start planning more Indiana Jones films. Even though Star Wars is a universe that can go on forever and Indiana Jones is pretty much Harrison Ford, as in the character is as inextricably linked to Harrison Ford and his style and personality. But, Disney’s going to do what they’re going to do regardless of what you or I say, so with that, apparently the internet rumors have Robert Pattinson pegged to play a “new” version of Indiana Jones. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this— Twilight aside, Pattinson isn’t the worst actor in the world, but he was well cast to play a bland vampire, and while he wasn’t bad in Cosmopolis, and he certainly looks like someone who could play Indy, he doesn’t have even a fraction of a fraction of the on-screen spark and personality that Harrison Ford has. So Indiana Jones specifically? No. Could Disney expand the Indiana Jones universe to include perhaps a couple other swashbuckling archaeologists? Maybe, and in that world, Pattinson might work fine, as long as the character’s name isn’t actually “Indiana Jones”.
A huge cache of previously-unknown photos of Lucasfilm props has been released to the public. Not only are these interesting historical documents, but they are an invaluable resource for prop and replica builders. You can see the whole set of pics here.
Thanks to Pickle Munkey for the link (and sorry it took so long to post)
After the takeover of everything Star Wars, it may not be a surprise that Disney wants to continue to snap up Lucas properties to keep propped up forever, before it buys Lego, Transformers, GI Joe, Barbie, Sonic the Hedgehog, Back to the Future and your grandmother’s best recipes and totally owns your and everyone’s childhood. Star Wars is an easy bet— it’s a huge sci-fi world that can keep going and going with different stories and different characters and stories. Disney could keep Star Wars alone going for the next 10,000 years. Indiana Jones however is a bit different in that, as the name implies, it’s about one awesome character, played by one awesome Harrison Ford and I don’t have faith any Indiana Jones spin-offs or outright replacement of Indiana Jones by another actor would be worth a fuck. But I also wouldn’t have guessed Disney could enslave Johnny Depp for eternity to make movies about a Disneyland ride.
Even though it’s been quite some time that Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones would have taught at the University of Chicago, it appears that he’s still getting mail there. What could the package contain? Gold idols? Stolen ancient artifacts? Alien skulls? Not quite, but it’s still a cool find.
Created by Patrick Schoenmaker, Indiana Jones is getting a very nice looking animated fan film adaptation. Want to see more? Schoenmaker has posted some backgrounds and character art on DeviantArt.
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.
Now that George Lucas is done fiddling with Star Wars for a few minutes, the announcement was made yesterday that the complete Indiana Jones collection will finally be coming to Blu Ray this fall. Give to daddy.
When Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull came out, the whole thing about Indiana Jones surviving a close nuclear blast by hiding in a fridge became a joke, but George Lucas later gave his two cents that it seemed plausible and whatever it’s just an action movie anyhow. But now, a scientist has applied his scientific mind to the problem and found that no, you wouldn’t be safe inside a fridge.
If you’re going to spend the money to get your fiancee a custom made engagement ring, you might as well go all the way and have something made that will make her yours forever and ever. Assuming she really likes Indiana Jones.
Because the fourth Indiana Jones movie was such a crowd favorite, it appears that there will be an Indiana Jones 5, at least according to Shia LaBeouf.