January 2, 2008
Steven Spielberg: "I quite liked Frank's script, but George and I had a disagreement over it, and George and I have always agreed to agree. So when we take each other's temperatures, if I really am passionate about something, George will give in to me, and if George is really passionate about something, I'll pretty much go his way. And in this case George was passionate that this was not the story he wanted to tell at this point in the Indiana Jones saga."
January 4, 2008
Steven Spielberg: "Oh, I donít know. I havenít even thought about that. Iím still in the cutting room. I canít even think beyond the next cut."
January 19, 2008
Shia LaBeouf: "Am I into it? Who wouldn't be? I don't think that's reality. It's a fun rumor."
April 25, 2008
Harrison Ford: "I would do another one in a New York minute. It would be interesting to see Indy in his 60s, but we might have to decide between putting him on a college campus or in a rocking chair!"
Steven Spielberg: "I'm sure he's got another 10 years in him if he wants to do something else like this again."
Steven Spielberg: "I think that will depend on if people want more of them... I get asked about this all the time so, certainly, we will keep our ears to the ground and see where we go from here. But I always love to hear about what people think."
George Lucas: "It's very hard to come up with a good MacGuffin, which in our case has to be a supernatural object of an archaeological nature that is real of that people believe to be real. That's as opposed to all the copies that have been churned out since Raiders, which are about fanciful, made-up objects. You can't just make something up, like a time machine. That's not what it's about. These are supernatural mysteries, not action-adventures where you have no historical or archaeological context. I don't know. There's no motive other than to enjoy ourselves. We'll see what happens."
May 16, 2008
George Lucas: "I haven't even told Steven or Harrison this, but I have an idea to make Shia the lead character next time and have Harrison 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."
May 16, 2008
Harrison Ford: "I have no cheeky answer for [that]. I just work here. I'm glad to work here. Till they tell me otherwise, I will continue to be Indiana Jones."
Shia LaBeouf: "I know Harrison would love to. I know that Harrison, when he's 80, will still be jacked. Is there going to be an 80-year-old Indiana Jones? No one can say never. Itís all about what the public feels. I know if it's received well, that's a pretty definite indicator. If it's received well, I don't imagine they would stop making them. I donít think a Mutt spin-off would be as big as Indiana Jones. [But] fingers crossed!"
May 18, 2008
Steven Spielberg: "Only if you want more. That's why we made this Indiana Jones. We'll certainly have our ear to the ground to hear what happens. That'll decide were we go from here."
May 19, 2008
Steven Spielberg: "It's up to you. There's always a lot of material left for Indiana Jones, and many other paranormal Macguffins or icons to go after... I would like to say if the audience likes this one and they put those same demands on us it's going to be hard for us to say no. But it's not up to me, it's up to them."
May 21, 2008
Karen Allen: "It's going to be one of those things that's highly secretive until they actually have something. I'm always the last one to know."
May 27, 2008
Rob Moore: "I don't know if George is interested in another, but if he is, we're going to pick up the phone in a hurry."
May 27, 2008
George Lucas: "I guess if I found an object for him to go after, we could do the sequel. But it took me 20 years to find the last object, so I don't know whether that will ever happen... After the success of the first one, we decided to do these only if they're fun to make and have a good story behind them. We don't need to make these for the money. The idea has to come naturally."
June 25, 2008
Frank Marshall: "That's questionable, you know, we never say never."
Q: "It made enough money."
Frank Marshall: "Yeah, yeah, but it took us 19 years to come up with the script ... we're all going to be way too old... Still, Indiana Jones is Harrison Ford, so we'll go from there, we'll see."
July 27, 2008
George Lucas: "If I can come up with another idea that they like, we'll do another. Really, with the last one, Steven wasn't that enthusiastic. I was trying to persuade him. But now Steve is more amenable to doing another one. Yet we still have the issues about the direction we'd like to take. I'm in the future; Steven's in the past. He's trying to drag it back to the way they were, I'm trying to push it to a whole different place. So, still we have a sort of tension. This recent one came out of that. It&'s kind of a hybrid of our own two ideas, so we'll see where we are able to take the next one."
July 30, 2008
George Lucas: "I don't know. I'd have to come up with another story that has a good object for him to chase. Last time Harrison (Ford) was always for it but I think Steve (Spielberg) was more reluctant. Steve is now more prone to wanting to do another one than he was before so I don't have to talk him into it. It's just coming up with the idea is really hard because there's a lot of requirements that make Indiana Jones work and unique, it's not just another one of those Mummy/Lara Croft things, it's got a lot more going on.''
August 5, 2008
George Lucas: "Indiana Jones is Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones. If it was Mutt Williams it would be 'Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis' or something. We ARE looking for something for him to go after. They are very hard to find. It's like archeology. It takes a huge amount of research to come up with something that will fit."
August 5, 2008
George Lucas: "It sits on the shelf there as one of 50 projects that I have to deal with. And if I can come up with a story... It's very hard to come up with stories for that thing. You know, It's really impossible. Because it has to be real. It has to be something that actually happened. It has to be something people know about. It has to be supernatural. It's a really difficult research project. Which they're researching now. You know, and last time it took 14 years. So..."
September 18, 2008
Karen Allen: "I would say [I'm] very open to it. You know, this was a delightful experience, and, yeah. I would welcome it."
But has anyone raised the possibility?
"Not really, no. I mean, except for fans and, you know, I've had a lot of people say, 'Is there going to be another one?' But no, not officially. Do you know something I don't?"
October 3, 2008
Harrison Ford: "It's crazy but great... George is in think mode right now. It's automatic, really, we did well with the last one and with that having done well and been a positive experience, it's not surprising that some people want to do it again. Really, it comes from the ethos, from the ether. It's natural. It's a way of nature, of course, success breed opportunities... also we don't stay as closely in contact as have in the last year, that's part of it."
October 9, 2008
Nikke Finke: "Paramount confirmed to me this week that an Indiana Jones 5 is a very, very real possibility and Lucas has already begun development on it."
October 10, 2008
Harrison Ford: "Again, it would have to do with the quality of the script that I read, if and when we decide to go forward."
October 29, 2008
Karen Allen: "I think possibly there will be another one but the challenge is how to make it good. George and Steven and Harrison want everything to be perfect and worthy of the films that have gone before. The biggest obstacle is that they are so sincere in their efforts to make a good script, to not just make a film to make a film."
October 29, 2008
Christian Alzman: "You know, if it happens, we'd all love to work on it – but I don't know long they can keep going. But if they make the story work... only if the story works. I would love to see it just to get a few more of those 'ten-year-old' moments watching it, as long as they keep working with an older Indy. Then I think it's totally possible. It'd be interesting to see what the threat would be."
Frank Marshall: "I think we learned 19 years ago to never say never. If you were going to put a period on a movie you would ride everybody off into the sunset, as we did in The Last Crusade. But that didn't work! So we're open if we come up with a story. I think we're all open to the idea of doing another one."
November 19, 2008
Q: "Is a fifth Indiana Jones film inevitable?"
Harrison Ford: "I don't know. If we come up with a good idea…"
Q: "Is the ball in George's court at this point?"
Harrison Ford: "It is. That's the process. With some general input he goes off and searches for the MacGuffin and then stumbles into a story. And at some point we have a chance to take a look at and give some input."
Q: "And he hasn't found the MacGuffin yet?"
Harrison Ford: "No, we're still in the primary stages."
Q: "The end of the last film leaves your character in a very intriguing position. He has a wife and a kid. Can he still be that man of adventure with those commitments?"
Harrison Ford: "And he's seen something. Remember those are the only witness to what he's seen. That's kind of interesting."
December 4, 2008
Q: "Are you seriously thinking about another one? Harrison Ford's said there may be plans afoot."
George Lucas: "Yes - we're looking for a "MacGuffin," which is an object that he goes after. They're very hard to come by!"
Q: "Would you want to keep the whole family together for a film - Indy, Marion and Mutt?"
George Lucas: "It really depends on what it is Indy goes looking for and then how the story falls out of that, and then how convenient or inconvenient to have the group there."
December 17, 2008
Frank Marshall: "We've got to hurry up because we're not Benjamin Button and getting any younger. I think there's a good chance we can make number five... If we get a story, we'll make the next one. Part of the problem is getting everybody's schedules together. We'll just have to see... Everybody will sign on if we have a great script, so we've got to work on that."