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Shia LaBeouf will return for Indy 5! Nah, only kidding… he’s out!

September 4th, 2017 by Marc Comments

While many fans had many issues with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a common one is Mutt Williams.

The son of Indiana Jones AKA Henry Jones III was played by Shia LaBeouf in the 2008 movie and suffered some of the worst parts of the movie, including a horrendous scene in which he swings through the trees like Tarzan.

However, it looks like we won’t have to worry about Williams’ return for the fourth outing according to screenwriter David Koepp.

Koepp reveals a few details about the next outing, but nothing that we haven’t really worked out: “Harrison plays Indiana Jones, that I can certainly say,” he says before adding, “and the Shia LaBeouf character is not in the film.”


While we’re not entirely annoyed to hear this, we didn’t entirely hate Willaims in the movie and, in fairness, being Indy’s son, we could make the argument that there could still be a place for him in the story.

But it’s not up to us, is it?

As for the current script?

“We’re plugging away at it,” says Koepp, “In terms of when we would start, I think that’s up to Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Ford.

“I know we’ve got a script we’re mostly happy with. Work will be endless, of course, and ongoing, and Steven just finished shooting The Post …. If the stars align, hopefully it’ll be his next film.”

What do you guys all think? Does Mutt deserve another shot or has this dog had his day?

Let us know…

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.

“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….