Do you know chronologists from
other properties (James Bond, Marvel, Pixar)?
I know of former Lucas employees
who have gone onto other established franchises,
but none that work directly with chronologies
across multiple formats like Star
Wars. On more than one occasion, I've been
told in private that they wished they had something
like the Holocron
for their property. I know authors who write books
for other franchises - in addition to Lucasfilm
franchises - and I've yet to hear of any other
property that has an all-inclusive internal reference
like the Holocron.
In your Wired interview, you
said “we don’t reboot.” It seems
everyone else does. Do you think it’s wise?
When George Lucas made the changes
to the original trilogy for the Special Edition
releases - and again for the DVD releases - it
was clear that he intends keep the Star
Wars films relevant for new generations
of fans by making small changes to the existing
body of work rather than completely redoing it.
So if George doesn't reboot, why would we?
Is there an American Graffiticron,
and does it intersect with the Indycron?
So far, there is only the Holocron
and Indycron. I did create a preliminary database
for the Lucas Books original junior novel series
called 7th Tower,
but it merely compiled existing material.
Is there an embryonic Muttcron?
Anything involving Mutt would be
part of the Indycron.
Do you classify MacGuffins,
including the 3 or 4 Philosopher’s Stones?
In the Indycron, the Philospher's
Stone has a single entry, with brief descriptions
based on the books in which it appeared. The need
to resolve possible discrepancies with its depiction
in different books has never come up.
Abner Ravenwood has been sketched
like Wilford Brimley and Tom Selleck. What does
he look like in your file?
Since early art of Abner has never
been considered final, I don't keep any sort of
visual for Abner in the Indycron, giving us freedom
to explore any look for Abner in future stories.
as depicted in an old Marvel comic, a sketch
Fleming, and in pre-production
art for the Emperor's
Tomb video game.
Yoda’s origin is off-limits
to writers. Are parts of Indy’s story forbidden
also, for instance, when Indy met Marion?
Funny that you should mention Marion,
because when I search for "Off-Limits"
in the Holocron, the only entires that come up
are hers and Colin Williams' (Marion's first husband)
- specifically the events of her life between
Raiders and Crystal
How often do you steer writers
away from forbidden plot elements (aliens in Infernal
Machine, time travel in Secret
of the Sphinx)?
Robots? Check. Zombies? Check.
Interdimensional space travel? Check. I personally
have never given any direction to steer clear
of any "forbidden" plot elements. That
is left to the discretion of the editors.
Are French comic or German novel
No current plans to translate these.
Have you ever suggested something
which became Indy canon?
No one's ever asked.
Is the 1995 Temple
of the Forbidden Eye Super Bowl halftime show
No. According to my notes, the
Temple Forbidden Eye
attraction is set in 1935, which would
make it impossible for Indy to be with Marion
at this time.
years completely booked with adventures?
He does quite a lot during the
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
and in the years surrounding Temple
of Doom and Raiders.
The more interesting question to me is the question
of why there is a such gaping hole in Indiana
Jones stories set during World War II.
Was Rob MacGregor’s unpublished
Staff of Kings
novelization incongruous with the video game?
I never saw the completed manuscript
so I really couldn't say.
Does Indiana Jones have a future
I'm not at liberty to discuss what
might or might not be in the works with regard
to Indy games.
Young Indy episodes reappear in another medium?
I would think it unlikely.
Would a Young Indy comics omnibus
include Old Indy?
I, for one, would not ask them to
delete it, regardless of the official stance on
Old Indy in continuity.
Does your office contain any
unique Indy creations?
Are you involved with the Indy
5 "research phase?"
I wasn't involved with any Indy
4 research, so I find it unlikely I would
be involved with any Indy 5 research.