George Lucas says that he will consider making Indy 5, if he can come with an idea that the actors will like.
In spite of the critical mauling Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull received, George Lucas has been discussing the possibility of a fifth film in the franchise, stating, “If I can come up with another idea that they like, we’ll do another.”
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Lucas said that putting together the recently released sequel was a challenge. “Indiana Jones only becomes complicated when you have another two people saying ‘I want it this way’ and ‘I want it that way’, whereas when I first did Jones, I just said ‘We’ll do it this way’ – and that was much easier.
“But now”, he went on, “I have to accommodate everybody, because they are all big, successful guys too, so it’s a little hard on a practical level.”
Lucas also elaborated on the creative differences he and Spielberg have recently been experiencing. “We still have the issues about the direction we’d like to take.” he explained.
“I’m in the future, Steven’s in the past. He’s trying to drag it back to the way they were, I’m trying to push it to a whole different place. So still we have a sort of tension. This recent one came out of that. It’s kind of a hybrid of our own two ideas, so we’ll see where we are able to take the next one.”
With Crystal Skull taking more than $750m worldwide, a fifth film seems more than likely, so what direction would you like to see the franchise take?
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