Two years ago, Shia LaBeof said Steven Spielberg had just “cracked the story” on a fifth Indiana Jones movie and was “gearing that up”. Because 2008′s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was such a great movie, of course. So great I had to Google it to remember the stupid title. We hoped this sequel plan would be chased off a cliff by a monkey army and/or put into a fridge at a nuclear test site (because, despite what they would have you believe, you don’t survive nuking the fridge).
It seems the sequel may have been scrapped when George Lucas retired for really real this time you guys. Producer Frank Marshall (Indiana Jones, The Goonies, Back to the Future) spoke to Collider about the future of Indiana Jones. It should be noted his wife, Kathleen Kennedy, runs Lucasfilm now that Lucas has stepped down.
“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… Yeah, no [George Lucas] isn’t [hungry to do another Indiana Jones]. And he’s obviously passing the baton to my wife, so.” [Collider via Blastr]
Our long national nightmare is finally over. Indy 5 has gone to “the space between the spaces” or whatever stupid woo they were talking about at the end of Crystal Skull.