If you watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — and unless you live under that giant rock they used in Raiders, you did — you likely have an opinion on both the movie and the franchise. Some Indy fans walked away from all the fridge-hiding and Shia swinging saying, hey, let’s just pretend this never happened and consider Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade truly the last crusade. The other camp trudged out of theaters thinking, you know what, the only way to rid ourselves of the memory of this thing is to dust of that fedora, pick up the whip and go back in for one last treasure hunt.
Apparently, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg side with that latter camp. If the rumors coming out of New Zealand are true (Stuff via AICN), not only will there be an Indiana Jones 5, but it will take place in the Bermuda Triangle. Sounds pretty fascinating to me, especially if the reports are true and they do steer clear of CGI. With all the aircraft that has allegedly disappeared there, who knows what they could hunt for, or what trouble they could run into? And when I say they I am referring to both Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf, because apparently he’s coming back as Mutt, possibly minus a little grease. I don’t have a problem with that, as Indy 4 was far from his fault even though he took accountability for it while ripping it, which was certainly cool. A large percentage of longtime Indiana Jones fans could potentially react differently, though.
Regardless, Indiana Jones is just about the only way either Ford or Lucas make the news these days, and it seems most moviegoers are ready to give them one more chance. It would certainly be ironic if this film franchise finally disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, and whether it flies or flops it looks like that will be the case if these Indiana Jones 5 rumors have any substance to them at all.