Will Sean Connery Return For Indy 5?

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After last year’s critically acclaimed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Steven Spielberg has been reportedly working on the next installment in the Indiana Jones saga.

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After making over $786 million dollars worldwide, Steven Spielberg has been reportedly working on the next installment in the Indiana Jones saga.

There we go – much better.

On the brighter side, Spielberg said that he has been working with George Lucas on the script and they are looking to bring back Sean Connery for this go round.

I wouldn’t really say that’s too surprising considering Connery has been one of the favorite additions to the Indiana Jones franchise. Second only to Shortround (“No time for love, Dr. Jones!”).

Connery reportedly declined the opportunity to reprise his role in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I’d like to think that his decision not to return in that latest installment changed the script entirely and that Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Lucas didn’t try to tempt Mr. Connery out of retirement with a movie that has a five minute vine-swinging money chase with Shia LaBeouf. (Like how I used “Mr.” just now? Yeah, I’m classy like that.)

This news comes after Harrison Ford recently revealed that his intentions of doing another Indiana Jones were, “If the script is good, I’ll be very happy to put the costume on again.” In this case, I guess that means the script has to have psychics, aliens and the best insulated refrigerator ever. (Who knew that nuclear blasts could be easily defeated by a crisper? Someone tell Sarah Conner.)

Not only would I look forward to seeing Henry Jones again, but I’ll completely ignore the fact that they pretty much said he was dead in the last film. In fact… let’s just pretend that the whole “Crystal Skull” thing never happened. Sorry Shia. Let’s just go back to the good ‘ole days where Jehovah starts with “I” in the Latin alphabet, a bit of dust will defeat the technology of invisible platforms and where the penitent man will pass.

How did you feel about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Is anyone up for another Indiana Jones film? Would Sean Connery’s return sway you one way or another?

Source: Contactmusic [via: Digital Spy]

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  1. Cash Cows continue to the slaughter house.

  2. Yah, that did end pretty perfectly with them riding off into the sunset…

  3. Last Crusade is personally my favourite out of the lot, followed by Raiders and then Temple (which despite it’s gross mis-representation of my culture, was quite good in parts).

    I think Last Crusade just had everything I loved about the series all in one film. The opening with River Pheonix, the traps/riddles near the end and of film, Sean Connery, it’s all good.

  4. yeah, i agree the last crusade was my favorite of all of them. i liked how linked the clues to the holy grail. and maybe that’s why i liked the last one how they linked the clues to find the lost city. hopefully, they’ll come up with a good story on what’s relative to another historical mystery. i wonder will they consider shia lebeuf to fill in for dr. jones later in the future?

  5. The last Indiana Jones movie, “Crystal Skulls was terrible”. Taking the series and morphing it into an alien film was awful or was the crystal skull idea terrible?

    The Crystal skull film lacked the humor of the “Grail” script and the play between characters was not as good as the Grail film in my opinion. Even the special effects were a bit of a stretch, the mountain driving scenes and tree swinging monkey thing was not entertaining.

    Maybe the teens liked it but it did nothing for the Indiana movie franchise as a viewer of all of them.

    If I was asked to rank the films in order of best:
    The first, Search for Ark would be tied with the Grail film on basis of the theme, quality of script and special effects vs. the Grail film and the on screen inter-play of characters and an excellent script. The only “terrible” special effect in the “Grail” film was the silly looking WW1 tank model complete with German officer hitting the bottom of the gorge. Awful prop and model presentation, then the next scene is a winner with Indiana walking up exhausted and comically looking over the shoulders of his father/friends. This was great script writing and humor intertwined, something lacking in the last “Crystal Skull” film.

    I would be happy to see Sir Connery return to the series, if they can account for his character not being dead, without doing a “Dallas TV Show Bobby in the Shower scene”, it was just a dream explanation for a missing character.

    Can’t wait for Sir Connery and Harrison to return, the script and “theme” needs to be as good as Grail or don’t waster our time. Pairing this two stars together again would be a fitting end to the Indiana series before they hand the series over to the next generation of stars.

  6. The way I understood it, the idea was for Indy V to be set before “Crystal Skull,” either during or immediately after World War II. This would account for Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. still being alive. It also means, however, that the makeup and special effects departments will be working overtime to make Ford look a decade younger than in “Crystal Skull.”