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George Lucas to be directly involved with Indy 5

June 22nd, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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As the Disney project to milk Lucasfilm for all it’s worth continues, we’re hearing news on the fifth Indiana Jones outing.

There’s a splinter group of Star Wars fans who are dead-set against everything Disney are doing with the franchise because George Lucas isn’t involved any more. Odin’s beard, did they not see The Phantom Menace? But there’s little chance of this happening with Lucasfilm’s other best-known property, since it’s been announced that the Second Beard of Wonder (Lucas having lost top spot to George RR Martin) will be involved with Indy 5. By none other than Steven Spieberg himself.

Following a recent screening of The BFG for “mommy bloggers”, Spielberg announced in a Q&A session that Lucas was involved:

George is gonna to be an executive producer on it with me. … I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That’d be insane.

Hopefully this means that Lucas will just be on board as exec producer and calm a few rabid fan fears. And not allowed anywhere near a PC, Mac or typewriter. I still remember the terrible dialogue, Shia LaBeouf Tarzan impression, man-eating CGI ants, PS1-level rendering of the alien and awful flying saucer take-off in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. To say nothing about nuking the fridge…

Indiana Jones and the Prostate of Peril is scheduled for release on 19 July 2019.

Source: Furious Fanboys

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...