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2011

January 11, 2011
Harrison Ford [translated]: "Nothing. Since there is nothing."

January 13, 2011
Harrison Ford: "George Lucas is working on a gem of an idea, and if it produces a good result, I'm sure we'll all be happy to do another."

January 18, 2011
Harrison Ford: "If there's a good idea, I'd love to play that character – and I'd love to work with George again."

January 19, 2011
Harrison Ford: "George is meant to be working on an idea and if it turns out well I'd look forward to doing it."

January 19, 2011
Lynne Hale: "[Lucas] was not serious when he talked about the end of the world in 2012 but he is an adamant believer that the world is flat, that Stonehenge was built by aliens, and that the sun revolves around the Earth. These are among the many subjects he commonly discusses at length with Elvis, who he's going to digitally insert into Indy 5 along with a roster of famous dead actors."

January 21, 2011
Frank Marshall: "There are no updates on INDIANA JONES."

January 22, 2011
Harrison Ford: "Yeah. I know there's a germ of an idea and that George gets first crack at it. He and Steven work on it. Then I have a say to a certain extent and if it all works out, then away we go."

January 31, 2011
Harrison Ford [translated]: "No, I don't think I'm physically beyond it. I think the question is for George, Steven and I to find a script we agree on."

February 18, 2011

Karen Allen: "There is a script being worked on and there seems to be agreement on the core of the story. From what I hear, Harrison and George and Steven like the core of the story."

March 3, 2011
Karen Allen: "Your guess is as good as mine – as far as I know there's one in the works. They're currently trying to write the script, there's an idea that they all really like – but Harrison, George and Steven all have to approve. It has to be finished and approved but I hope it does happen. I'd love to be a part of it."

March 7, 2011
Karen Allen: "They keep trying to find a story as good as [Raiders]. We'll see what happens with the next one."

March 17, 2011
Karen Allen: "We have an interesting starting point now with Indy and Marion married with a grown son. But until they have a script where everyone is in agreement, it won’t be done."

March 18, 2011
Karen Allen: "That certainly is what I'm hearing. I don't know for certain when or I don't know much about it. I know Harrison or Steven will talk about it from time to time as though it's definitely happening. As far as I know, they have a story that they like and they're working on the script. I think the first phase is a script has to be written that Steven Speilberg likes, that Harrison Ford likes and that George Lucas, that they're all happy with. When and if that happens, then the next phase will move forward. I think that's where it is right now, it's being written."

March 22, 2011
Harrison Ford: "There is an ambition amongst George and Steven and I to do another if we get the right script.  I'd be happy to play the character again."

March 25, 2011
Karen Allen: "Oh, I'd love to do it. I mean, we're married now, so it would be difficult, I think, to move forward without her. That's my thought (Laughs). Until there's actually a script, there's no real knowing of who's going to be in it or how they're going to go about doing a fifth one. I know that they're working on it. I know there is a story that George, Steven, and Harrison all like. Other than that, I haven't heard a thing. I'm sure I will hear something, when and if they have something they want to go forward with."

March 26, 2011
Karen Allen: "I am waiting to hear when and if they have a script. What I know is that there's a story that they like, which is huge step forward. I heard this about six months ago that they have a story that they like and they're working on it. I don't think I'll really know anything more until they have a script they like. And at that point I'll probably get filled in a little bit, and there's no guarantee I'll be in the film. However, now that we're man and wife, I'm very hopeful they will continue with a story I'm included in. We'll just have to see. But I would very, very very much love to continue in the family and the process."

May 21, 2011
Frank Marshall: "There is no news on Indy 5..."

June 7, 2011
Shia LaBeouf: "I talked to Harrison. He said he's staying in the gym, he said that he's heard no word, but he does know that George is out there looking for a MacGuffin. But he said to me he's staying in the gym, so that means it's not so far off. I mean, he's got to let it sit. He's going through his ruminations, which is extensive."

June 27, 2011
Shia LaBeouf: "He's in the gym, I know he's in the gym, he called me and told me he's in the gym. He's still ready to go. He basically called, you know, 'have you heard anything?' 'Of course not, I haven't heard anything. You're Indiana Jones, have you heard anything?' 'No I haven't heard anything.' You know, that type of thing. Whether we've heard from George about the McGuffin for the next one, and neither one of us has heard anything. It's the magical, it's the crux of the movie."

June 28, 2011
Shia LaBeouf: "I know that Harrison would love to do it. I know that George is literally in the process of finding a MacGuffin currently, but that process is his own and no one's going to force him to do anything. He's George Lucas. I think that they really want to get it right if they're going to do it again, and so they're going to take their time. But how much time can you take? Harrison's in the gym every day. We still talk. He's still ready to go whenever the call comes in. But the call hasn't come in. Nobody knows when the call will come in if it ever does. But I know Harrison's ready to go if it does."

July 14, 2011
Harrison Ford: "I always want my characters to die. I thought Han Solo should have died at the end of the last Star Wars movie, just because it seemed right for the character. And Iíd be happy to make another Indiana Jones movie ó but at this point itís all just rumors."

July 15, 2011
Harrison Ford: "I don't know. I don't know. I don't know if it will happen. I don't know when it'll happen. It's in the hands of others at the moment. I'd like us to make another Indiana Jones movie. I'd like us to make a really good Indiana Jones movie and I'd be happy to be involved. I love working with Steven, I love working with George. It'd be fun."

July 17, 2011
Kathleen Kennedy [translated]: "I think we're done with the adventures of Indiana forever. I know there has been talk of locations up and even writing a script for a new Indiana. But there is nothing of that. We are busy with other projects. Also, I have the feeling that Indiana has passed, now is the time of Tintin. Tintin will be the new Indiana."

July 18, 2011
Harrison Ford: "I wouldn't mind another shot at Indiana Jones. I still think we have a chance of making a really good one."

July 19, 2011
Harrison Ford: "I dunno, I just work here, I just work here. If there's something that comes along that Steven and George and I agree on, that's my ambition. I'd love to do another one."

July 28, 2011
Harrison Ford: "George has just finished ĎRed Tails.í So I think he is going to turn his attention to following up on an idea that weíve all chatted about in the past. Heís finally going to be able to spend some time on it. So it may happen. I would be happy to do another ĎIndiana Jonesí film if it was something that the three of usóGeorge, Steven and Ióagreed on. The process is, George comes up with the bones of an idea, and then Steven and I get involved. I think itís a character worth revisiting."

August 15, 2011
John Rhys Davies: "If Iím asked, I will consider! They did ask me to do a little cameo on Indy 4 actually. It was going to be shot a green screen studio. I was going to sit down and then it would cut it into the wedding or something like Indy getting an award or something like that. I thought the character of Sallah is worth more to the audience than that. Heís a great character, but times have changed you see. The Egyptian with the golden heart, warm and generous and outgoing; the image of the Arab world and ĎThe Arabí has changed in America since 911. Perhaps itís not possible to have a Sallah again."

August 16, 2011
Harrison Ford: "We havenít got a story yet, that all of us involved have confidence in. And weíre waiting for that to happen. If it does I will be happy to do another."

August 18, 2011
Harrison Ford: "Well I don't know if George is able to come up with an idea that both Steven and I think is going to work. I'd love to play the character again. That's George's job, is to figure out where to go from there."

August 22, 2011
Harrison Ford: "If we come up with a script that everybody has confidence in, sure - I'd love to play the character again. That's the business of getting a good script. But at the moment it has not even got to the point where I know what the story is going to be."

September 12, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "George doesn't do text or email ever. I've never received a text or an email from George and he's never received one from me. He's a phoner, you know, it's all the telephone or it's in person. So it's either eyes on or it's a telephone call, but it's never texting. I get a phone call, and this is what I hear: 'Hey Steve, what are you doing?' I say 'I'm sort of just sitting around working, George. You know, I'm making ten pictures a year as a producer. What are you doing?' 'Yeah, I'm just, I don't know.' He always has something going, but it's funny, we talk for, the thing with George, when George and I get on the telephone, I have to clear my morning or my afternoon because we talk for a long, long time... We talk about everything. We talk about movies and we talk about his projects and my projects. We talk about our families and our friendship, and it's been an enduring friendship."
Q: "Do you ever talk about another Indiana Jones movie?"
Audience member: "Bring back Sallah!"
Steven Spielberg: "We talk about it. Yes, yes, and we're hoping, we're hopeful, someday. We're hopeful."
Harrison Ford: "Maybe a fifth, but I ain't going to Mars."
Steven Spielberg: "No, no, I ainít going to Mars with you."
Q: "That's got to be a mixed bag as an actor. You love losing yourself in new roles..."
Harrison Ford: "Thereís no mix in that bag. Itís an absolute delight to revisit this character and a chance to work with Steven again who only hires me for Indiana Jones. But Iím an actor, you know? Anytime thereís a, next time we get a script for Indiana Jones Iíd be delighted to play the character again. The thing that we all, both had as an ambition for the character and the series was that each time we meet Indiana Jones, we have the occasion to go to a new Indiana Jones film, we wanted to advance the audience's understanding of and experience with the character. Not just by putting him in new adventures but learning something new about him, something about what made him what he isÖ which are, to me, what makes the character so interesting to revisit."
Q: "When will Raiders come out on Blu-ray?"
Steven Spielberg: "Soon in my world would be in about six months. Soon in Georgeís world is later than six months."

September 30, 2011
Steven Spielberg [translated]: "I think Harrison Ford Indiana Jones can live up to 90 years, although for this can only eat pureed. Take the example of Clint Eastwood. Is 81 and makes fascinating films. People like this kind of fantasy that takes them to places and scenes never seen before. It's a bit crabber a hero, a survivor who is hurt and suffering... It looks more like a real person than a superhero."

October 26, 2011
Steven Spielberg [translated]: "No, the future of the Indiana Jones series is very much in the hands of George Lucas, who decides what happens next, he has as a sort of internal biological Indiana Jones clock. Right now he is, I think ready for a fifth movie. And when the clock rings once, then I am a director in immediately."

October 26, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "You have to ask George Lucas. George is in charge of breaking the stories. He's done it on all four movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories. He is working on Indy V. We haven't gone to screenplay yet, but he's working on the story. I'll leave it to George to come up with a good story. I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in - even if I don't believe in it - I'm going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it. I'll add my own touches, I'll bring my own cast in, I'll shoot the way I want to shoot it, but I will always defer to George as the storyteller of the Indy series. I will never fight him on that."

November 11, 2011
Harrison Ford: "It's going to happen when it happens. I don't have any sense of what you mean by soon. I just, you know, I have a strong ambition to do it while I'm still alive. So I'm hoping, yeah. I'm available. I'm not cheap, but I'm available and interested in doing a good project."

December 2, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "Itís up to George. We have already agreed on the genre of the fifth movie, we already have a concept in mind. I donít know where George is with the story. There is no Indy 5 until George says there is."

December 5, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "No, no, no. It's not a new genre at all. They're all the same genre. It's all the same genre. It's just the MacGuffin that changes." Spielberg said that the MacGuffin for Indy 5 has been determined, but that the story is still being worked out. How's it going? "We're hopeful."

December 5, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "That's not up to me. I work for George Lucas when it comes to Indiana Jones. When he decides to make one, I'm there! I'm his boy, but not until he decides."

December 7, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "[Chuckles] If I tell you that, we'll have nothing else to talk about the next time, will we?"

December 7, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "Yeah, my gut tells me that George Lucas will find the MacGuffin he needs to find to trigger a fifth movie. I hope he does, because I canít wait to make one."

December 9, 2011
John Hurt: "Nobodyís talked to me! [Laughs.] But you never know. Heís an old, old friend of the Jones family, so you never know. It would be fun."

December 12, 2011
George Lucas: "Actually, I told him I didn't have it yet. I told him about the story, but I really haven't found the MacGuffin yet. I mean, I know what it's about, but I just have to find a MacGuffin that fits into the arena we're working in." Will Indiana's considerably extended family factor into the movie? Lucas just laughed. "Yeah, we'll see!"

December 13, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "No, because I really liked the last Indy. I loved, you know, Crystal Skull... I would not make a fifth movie to prove any point. If we get a good story, I'll make it. If George doesn't think we should make any more, I'll listen to him."

December 13, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "I've always wanted to do an Indiana Jones... if George ever comes up with a story that he wants to tell, I'm his guy to tell it."

December 15, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "Oh, I donít know. Youíll have to ask George Lucas. Heís over there. [Points]"

December 15, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "Another Indy movie is up to George Lucas. If George writes a story that Harrison Ford and I love then weíll be in. George is always in control of the concept, script and story with Indiana Jones. And he hasnít quite come up with a story. When he does, weíre there with him."

December 16, 2011
Kathleen Kennedy: "We're not writing Indiana Jones right now, and we don't have a writer on Jurassic yet. We're talking about those, but we don't have writers on those. These projects, we've been talking about them for years and years and years, and something that stands the test of time, that speaks to you, you go, 'Okay. If we keep coming back to this, there must be something there that's worth making.'"

December 19, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "The only time I have a good hunch the audience is going to be there is when I make the sequel to Jurassic Park or I make another Indiana Jones movie. I know I've got a good shot at getting an audience on opening night. Everything else that is striking out into new territory is a crap shoot."

December 21, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "I would never do an Indy retread where I took Indianaís face, the way it exists in 2011 and youngify him. I would never do that. If thereís an Indy V, Iím not sure when or if there will be, but if there is an Indy V, Harrison has to be the age that he is when we make the picture. Heís going to have to play that age, and weíll write that into the script."

December 23, 2011
Steven Spielberg: "You have to ask George Lucas, he's my boss on those movies. When he's ready to give me the story that he thinks would make a great Indy 5, then I'll make myself available."

 

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