Steven Spielberg has been talking about Indiana Jones again, touching on the possibility of a fifth film and attempting to clarify some comments he had previously made about Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.
A recent interview had Spielberg seemingly shifting the blame for Crystal Skull’s barmy conclusion to George Lucas, attributing the alien idea to his partner in crime and claiming that he himself had disliked it.
However, a new interview with Entertainment Weekly seeks to clear up those comments somewhat, albeit, without really retracting the notion that the aliens were all George’s doing…
“I’m really proud of the movie,” says Spielberg. “I loved bringing Marion back. I love the fact that Indy now has a son. It’s a family action film, and I love that whole conceit. It’s public that George and I and Harrison all had a clash about genre and concept. But I’ve always told George’s stories."
“My biggest contribution was adding the father to the third movie,” he continues. “That was my idea, to cast Sean Connery as Harrison’s father. I am best friends with George and I’m very obedient to the stories that he writes. I’ll fight things I don’t believe in but ultimately if George wants to bring inter-dimensional beings into Crystal Skull, I will do the best job I possible can to acquit George’s idea and make him proud.”
So there you have it - the little green men were completely down to Lucas. And according to Spielberg, any possible fifth movie will be completely down to him as well.
“It’s up to George,” said Spielberg when asked about a fifth outing. “We have already agreed on the genre of the fifth movie, we already have a concept in mind. I don’t know where George is with the story. There is no Indy 5 until George says there is.”
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