I know what you’re thinking: O REALLY? Well, even though it may be common accepted knowledge at this point, every time I read something the man has to say, I become more and more convinced, and I’m really hoping somebody intervenes and gets the man out of the public spotlight and the movie industry before he pisses off the wrong estranged fanboy. This time, he’s been rambling on about a fifth installment of Indiana Jones again over at the Times Online, and what he has to say makes baby Jesus cry.
“We were hoping for box-office figures like that [really… you did it for the money? Who would have thought], which is, ultimately, with inflation, what the others have done, within 10%,” Lucas explains. “So, we squeaked up there. Really, though, it was a challenge getting the story together and getting everybody to agree on it [*cough* Frank Darabont *cough*]. Indiana Jones only becomes complicated when you have another two people saying ‘I want it this way’ and ‘I want it that way’ [probably should have listened to Harrison and Steven a little more], whereas, when I first did Jones, I just said, ‘We’ll do it this way’ — and that was much easier. But now I have to accommodate everybody, because they are all big, successful guys, too, so it’s a little hard on a practical level. If I can come up with another idea that they like, we’ll do another [let’s hope not]. Really, with the last one, Steven wasn’t that enthusiastic [gee, I wonder why]. I was trying to persuade him. But now Steve is more amenable to doing another one [why Steven, why?]. 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 [umm… wasn’t that the point with the new Indy?], I’m trying to push it to a whole different place [CGI gophers and swinging monkeys]. So, still we have a sort of tension [because he’s pissed you made a shitty movie]. 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 [hopefully right to the dumpster].”
This short explanation explains quite a bit about the latest Indy installment. As the self-proclaimed biggest Indiana Jones fan this side of the Mississippi, I do not support another sequel. Not in the least. If you missed my review/rant on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, check it out right here.