Hot on the heels of the May release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, series creator George Lucas told The Associated Press that a fifth Indy film may be in the cards, with Harrison Ford donning the iconic fedora once again.
By the end of Crystal Skull, many viewers speculated that Lucas and director Steven Spielberg were grooming 22-year-old actor Shia LaBeouf—who plays Indy’s son Mutt Williams in the movie—to carry the series forward with or without Ford’s involvement. Thankfully, Lucas affirmed that this isn’t the case.
"He is Indiana Jones," Lucas said of Ford. "If Indiana Jones wasn't in it, you'd have to call it Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis.”
Lucas said he is eyeing another Indy sequel, which is currently in the plotting stages.
"The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea," Lucas told the AP. "And that series is very research-intensive. So we're doing research now to see if we can't come up with another object for him to chase ... hopefully we'll come up with something."
George, whatever you do come up with, make sure it involves a minimum of computer-animated prairie dogs, monkeys and insects. Oh, and please refrain from nuking fridges or any other kitchen appliances in any future installments of the series.
According to the article, Lucas is also planning on re-releasing all six Star Wars films theatrically and presenting them in 3-D (awesome), in addition to a live-action television series in the near future (fingers crossed). Star Wars: The Clone Wars—which precedes an upcoming computer-animated television series of the same name—hits theaters on August 15.