Saturday, May 17, 2008

Intergalactic Fugative Caught On Earth...



"I haven’t even told Steven or Harrison this," he said. "But I have an idea to make Shia [LeBeouf] the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie. I can see it working out." - George Lucas

Ok...

Now that scares me.

Not that I have anything against Shia LeBeouf, but he ain't Indy. When I go see a James Bond film, I don't want to watch James Bond Jr. take over the family spying business. I go to see 007 himself. When it comes to Indiana Jones, I don't want to watch him hand the baton over to his offspring. If Lucas decides that this is the route he wants to go then I'd just as soon stop at four Indiana Jones films. If he wants a new trilogy, I expect the focus to be on Henry Jones Jr. NOT Henry Jones Jr. Junior. To do something like this to a character that is so beloved would be criminal...

George...

You need to take a step back before you create another Jar Jar. You need to think long and hard...

10 comments:

Matt said...

The man is insane. There is no other word to describe him! He has completely lost his marbles!

Anonymous said...

I think the public will vote on this decision with their dollar. Fans of the franchise will see this as a stretch to keep Indiana Jones alive, rather than an inspired attempt at movie making.

Seriously, is there anyone out there in blog world that would say that was a good idea? Shia is decent actor, but do people want to see Indiana Jones Jr. do everything while his dad sits around an office giving sage advice? Doubt it.

If they really want to keep the franchise going, they need to re-cast Harrison Ford's role. It worked for James Bond and Batman.

Michael Sporn said...

On Sat Nite Live, Shia LaBoeuf joked that Indy was killed in this upcoming film. Suddenly I realized that that might be true. Lucas would want to get rid of Harrison Ford (or maybe Ford wanted to get rid of Indy Jones), and with LaBoeuf the series could be more like those "B" films they were originally mimicking. And more would mean more profit.

CheriBibi said...

I think Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones when all those actors are not really James Bond. I think the franchise should not survive Harrison Ford, but then again, I used to think it should not survive its youth and I'm still pretty excited to see another Indy film.
I respect Lucas, and always will. I wouldn't call him name just because he does'nt feel of his creations the same way I do.

Anonymous said...

awww,I like Jar Jar!*gets splatted with tomatoes*Well it`s true!

ugly bantha said...

Like Jar Jar? I pity you.

Mr. Lincoln said...

I saw that coming a mile away!

Of course they are going to "hand off the torch," there is more money to be had.

Anonymous said...

As much as I love Harisson Ford in this role...for the love of God, he is approaching 70!!!

Shia can, and should take over the role. Get over yourselves.

Anonymous said...

Shia is not Indiana Jones. This isn't some role like James Bond where actors are interchangable. If Lucas wants to have a new series about a Greaser that is an archeologist fine. But don't subject us to watching him get handed the mantle of Doctor Jones. There is only one Indy.

Alex C. said...

I think that Star Wars lost its "innocence" with the second batch of episodes by becoming a soulless, special effects-driven BIG money machine.

They are trying to do the same thing with Indiana Jones: from an act of cinematographic love they (Lucas) want to turn it into another financial exercise.

Sad.