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Indiana Jones V

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Tiki Tom, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom A-List Customer

    We will just have to see. If Disney is truly thinking about turning Indiana Jones into an "expanded franchise universe", it might be interesting and good. I'm imagining a whole new 1930s universe in which we are introduced to a gang of romantic rough-hewn characters, some of whom we've already met (the tramp steamer captain, Indy's seaplane flying pal, the hard drinking beautiful saloon keeper, etc.) all fighting in a loosely coordinated effort dedicated to undermining the Nazis. Of course, there would have to be something tying them together and presumably that would be their relationship to Dr. Jones. But he wouldn't necessarily have to make a cameo appearance in each film. As long as Disney stays true to the 1930s mythology/style/conventions and some of the Indiana Jones iconography, I'd be on board for the ride.
    So I'm not yet writing off the whole enterprise. Although ---as of today--- I've seen nothing additional to confirm that Disney is really working on an "expanded franchise universe" concept.
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  2. And at some point they all run into the Howling Commandos and fight Nazis together? :D
  3. Mae

    Mae Call Me a Cab

    I understood that reference.
  4. PeterGunnLives

    PeterGunnLives One of the Regulars

    They should have cast the guy who played the younger version of Harrison Ford's character in "Age of Adeline." He definitely had the look and the mannerisms. And the same guy should also play young Han Solo, and young Jack Ryan... in fact, he should build his whole career on playing younger versions of characters previously played by Harrison Ford. ;)

  5. Disne doesn't do anything in which they don't smell moolah. I'd say that f the guy they hire to play the Young Han Solo in the forthcoming origins flick is received well as a Ford-substitute, we're very likely to see him trotted out as New Indy. If they have decent stories and he's at least as good a sub as was Karl Urban for Deforrest Kelley, bring it on.... but I'm inclined to be cynical about the Mouse, evne if it did save Star Wars from George Lucas.
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  6. Tiki Tom

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  7. Mae

    Mae Call Me a Cab

  8. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom A-List Customer

    Mean while in the so-called "real world" (home of "fake news").... "One of the few remaining unstudied major biblical sites, where according to the Bible the Ark of the Covenant was kept for two decades, will be excavated by archaeologists this summer for the first time."


    I hope Harrison Ford at least visits the dig site. Photo op. Talk about free publicity.
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  9. I’m sorry to see Harrison Ford returning. Not because he isn’t wonderful in the role but because it locks the story into a 1970’s timeframe (Ford was born in ’42, Indy in 1899—following that chronology it’s currently 1974 in the Indy universe, though I don’t think they were that rigid with the 1957 date of Crystal Skull).

    The prequel stories set in the 1920’s and ‘30s—starting with Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi—were great stories and would make for good films. They just need to find the right actor in his 20s to play the role.

    I would not be opposed to stand-alone or prequel films set in the same universe. You could even have Ford in them as a framing device, made up to look younger.
  10. My vote is "no - just no. Please - no."
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  11. I'm in two minds about this. I'd love to see Indy revivied and done well, but imo it will have to be somebody who can do a convincing Ford impression - I just can't see separating out that actor and that character any other way. I do sort of agree with the view that it's better just to leave it alone, but given how much the Mouse paid to buy Lucasfilm, they were never going to do that. Ford as a framing device for a younger actor convincingly playing him younger would be the best option, I think. I can't see them continuing on the story after Crystal Skull - I agree that it's far too 'late' in time for Indy then; also, the ending, taking his hat back from Mutt - 'I'm not dead yet, Junior' was, imo, as good a place to leave it as any - almost better than him riding off on the horse in 1938. Let Ford establish hi replacement via framing in this film, then, if it works, the replacement can take over from there.

    In temrs of the timeline.... I recall reading that Lucas made it a condition of the sale to Disney that none of their Star Wars films crosses over with any of his in the parts of that Universe's timeline in which they fall. I wonder is there something similar in place for Indy? That would leave a lot of scope still, of course, as they only covered 1935-38, and 1957 (not counting the TV show). I would like that - I think the best eay to do it would be to build on with the established character rather than "reimagine" it. If they could do a prequel to Raiders that set it up as well as they did with Rogue One.... then of course there are Indy's War Years (though that would be better again, I think, as a Netflix type series).
  12. I still reckon Anthony Ingruber's the man for the job, Edward. I'm annoyed they didn't pick him to play Han Solo in the anthology movie they're going to make about that character. Ingruber's got the lop-sided grin down pat and everything.
  13. Well, I had to look him up, but I'd say young Mr. Ingruber would be an excellent choice. And it's only 1926 for that Indy.
  14. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom A-List Customer

    Update: Release pushed back to summer 2020.

    Also: Rumor alert! The article says: "We also know that this is actually going to be Ford playing the role of Indy in a proper manner, not just him playing an older version of the character used in order to flashback to a younger version." I have no idea what exactly this means. Will it be a return to the "proper Indy" of the 1930s? Or does this just mean that we will see Indy chasing treasures in the 1970s?

  15. Hmn. I'm leaning to the view they should just park it unless they can find a younger man who can do a crebile impression of Ford. They can't credibly make a version with him playing younger (the CGI / digital stuff isn't quite there - see Rogue One - though it will, I'm sure get there eventually), and to my mind it would be silly to carry Indy on into the later fifties / into the Sixties. He's a pre-Kennedy, pre-Beatles creature. So the only thing to do is end it, or find someone else. And I highly doubt The Mouse spent that kind of money acquiring the porperty not to make more....
  16. I think we've discussed this before (or maybe it was a similar discussion on another forum), but I'd rather they cast an actor who can capture the essence of Indy rather than someone who would simply be doing an impression of Ford; to me, that would be nothing more than an extended Saturday Night Live skit. For better or worse, I'm interested in seeing what they come up with.

    I did think the wording of the last sentence in that article was interesting: "...Steven Spielberg has promised not to kill Harrison Ford in the movie." Okay, so Ford is safe, but what about Indy? :p

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