We all know that George Lucas, despite being the creator and driving Force (ahem) behind the franchise until that point, was not involved in making Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
And it seems that he will not be part of the ongoing Indiana Jones franchise now either, despite being part of the triumvirate that held it up along with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg.
Indiana Jones 5 writer David Koepp has said of Lucas: “He’s not (involved), to my knowledge. I’ve had no contact with him.”
Adding, “I’m deeply immersed as we speak. All I can say is that there’s lots of aliens and Indy dies at the end…”
We assume that’s both having a dig at Lucas for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and sarcasm.
As for the movie hitting screens in July 19, 2019 (here), he said it is set to film next October: “It’s certainly OK for me and I’ll be ready, but my schedule isn’t the tough one. So I think October—I hope, I hope so. We’ll see. That’s a hard one to answer.”
We’d rather Lucas was still involved with the movie, given that Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, John Williams, Steven Spielberg and of course Harrison Ford are all back in their roles… we can’t help feeling it’s a bad movie. But what do we know, right?
What do you all think?