CRYSTAL SKULL Was Indiana Jones’ Last Hurrah, Frank Marshall Says
Every couple of months George Lucas makes some menacing sounds about a fifth Indiana Jones film and everybody cringes (except for those abuse-happy weirdos who get excited and have 'hope'). But according to Frank Marshall, producer on the Indiana Jones movies, all that talk is just that - talk.
Speaking to Collider, Marshall says:
“I say, for me, [Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea, there’s no MacGuffin.”
Okay, that for him. How about for George, who has recently scaled back his involvement at Lucasfilm?
“Yeah, no he isn’t [hungry to do another Indiana Jones]."
Praise Jesus. There are, without a doubt, many worse things in the world. There are more pressing matters to concern us. But knowing that a fifth Indiana Jones movie is not one of those pressing matters - will probably never be one of those pressing matters - is a relief. Especially because I was worried the next film would explain how Indy lost his eye in the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
Now to figure out how to be hypnotized into believing the series ended with Last Crusade.