Director-producer George Lucas has confirmed that the fifth sequel to the ‘Indiana Jones’ series would see Harrison Ford reprising the leading role.
The creator of the archaeologist-adventurer character ‘Indiana Jones’ revealed that the filmmakers would get behind the lens as soon as they thought of something worth chasing by the character.
“We’re looking for a MacGuffin, which is an object that he goes after. They’re very hard to come by!” the Daily Telegraph quoted George as saying.
‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, the fourth film in the famous franchise, directed by Steven Spielberg, had been released in May 2008 grossing over 785 million dollars worldwide.
On being questioned if Indy would be joined by his on-screen wife and son, the screenwriter said: “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.”
The "looking for a MacGuffin" quote should be a familiar one to anyone who waited for Indy 4. It was the reason that Lucas, Spielberg and Ford all gave for the long delay between Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Whatever they do, they need to get on it. No one's getting any younger!