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Frequently Asked Questions

Here follows an up-to-date list of answers to the most frequent asked
questions about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

 
Last update: December 6, 2007
General Indy 4 questions
What is the story?
What is the title?
What will be the MacGuffin this time?
When will the fourth Indiana Jones film take place?
Will the Nazi's again be the villains?
Is it true that Indiana Jones will have a son or daughter?
Will we again see a young Indy in some scenes?
Will the fourth film again contain parts in the supernatural?
When will Indiana Jones 4 be released?
When may we expect the first trailer?
Indy 4 production questions
Isn't Harrison Ford too old to play Indiana Jones again?
What is the current production phase the fourth Indy film is in?
What are the filming locations for the fourth Indy film?
Who's involved in the production of Indiana Jones 4?
 

General Indy 4 questions

What is the story?
The only thing that has been revealed about the Indiana Jones 4 story so far is that it is taking place in 1957 and that the villains are definately not Nazis.

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What is the title?
The title of the new Indiana Jones adventure is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This was revealed by actor Shia LaBeouf at MTV's Video Music Awars on September 9th.

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What will be the MacGuffin this time?
Crystal Skulls maybe?

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When will the fourth Indiana Jones film take place?
The year 1957.

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Will the Nazi's again be the villains?
Negative. Frank Darabont said (in March 2003) that the sequel's 1950s setting requires different villains from those in previous installments, which were set in the 1930s. "Those pesky Nazis seem to have departed, which is a shame, because I like those pesky Nazis, because you can just squash them all over the place," Darabont said, with tongue in cheek.
Darabont would not say who the new villains were, but assured that the tone of adventure would be consistent with previous Indy movies. "From the standpoint of the fun of it and the adventure of it, [there will be] no [change]," he said.

Note: Because of the rejection of Darabont's script in 2005, this may or may not remain true in any of the later revisions, rewrites, or the final draft written by David Koepp.

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Is it true that Indiana Jones will have a son or daughter?
Harrison Ford debunked this old "Indy having a son" rumor in 2002:
"Hey, there's only one son in these movies and I'll always be Sean Connery's little boy!" Case closed!
Although in early 2007, young actor Shia LaBeouf has signed on for a role in
Indy 4. Some rumors claim he signed to play Indy's son. But who believes rumors, right?

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Will we again see a young Indy in some scenes?
During an interview, recorded in April 2005, George Lucas gave the following explanation about working on the script:
"I came up with this idea doing Young Indy, which has got to be about seven or eight years ago, and we've been through a number of scripts--six or eight scripts. Six scripts, two rewrites. So it's been down the path. There were certain aspects of it that Steven and Harrison [Ford] didn't like, and so we changed those, and then we laid out a version and it didn't come out the way it was supposed to, and then we did another version and it didn't come out, so we've just been going through this development hell, which happens once in a while. We'll see. When it comes out, it'll be different. Different, but the same."

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Will the fourth film again contain parts in the supernatural?
George Lucas has mentioned multiple times that the fourth film is vaguely in the realm of the supernatural. Just like the previous 3 Indy films.

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When will Indiana Jones 4 be released?
The film maintains the Memorial Day weekend release strategy of the last two Indiana Jones movies as Paramount Pictures officially announced that the fourth film's 'worldwide' release date is Thursday, May 22, 2008.

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When may we expect the first trailer?
Latest news suggest February 2008. And maybe a teaser trailer in January would be nice?

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Indy 4 production questions

Isn't Harrison Ford too old to play Indiana Jones again?
No! How could you think that?! Here's a quote from Harrison Ford himself that says it all (dated from November 2002):
"What astonishes me," Harrison Ford says, "is that people can't imagine Indiana Jones aging at all. Why expect any character to be frozen in time? The appeal of Indiana Jones isn't his youth but his imagination, his resourcefulness ... His physicality is a big part of it, especially in the way he gets out of tight situations. But it's not all hitting people and falling from high places. My ambition in action is to have the audience look straight in the face of a character and not at the back of a capable stuntman's head. I hope to continue to do that, no matter how old I get."

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What is the current production phase the fourth Indy film is in?
The film is currently (December 2007) in post production phase.

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What are the filming locations for the fourth Indy film?
Frank Marshall mentioned in May 2006 that Indy will certainly go all around the world again. And he added that "There might be a desert involved." But which one?

In April 2007 George Lucas told the newspaper that begins shooting in Los Angeles this June (on location or in studio?). Then it's on to several top-secret global destinations. Lucas teases that one will include a waterfall.

In May 2007 news arrived that they will shoot car chase scene in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

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Who's involved in the production of Indiana Jones 4?
Visit our Cast- and Crew members pages for more information on this.

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