News around Indiana Jones V keeps trickling through, nothing seems to be very concrete yet but as the news keeps coming it would seem there is some momentum building on the project. The latest report comes from showbizspy who reports that Shia LaBeouf is likely to once again star with Harrison Ford in the next instalment.
LaBeouf has stated that he’s excited to reprise the role of Mutt Williams, that scripting is currently underway and that ‘it sounds crazy, it sounds really cool.’
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crustal Skull, released in 2008 went on to gross $786 million world wide so it makes financial sense that they would consider another sequel. Indy IV however was not without its criticisms particularly regarding the Mutt Williams character as well as the commonly referred to scene involving a nuclear warhead being detonated and a flying fridge.
Harrison Ford delivered a classic performance in the role again though I couldn’t help feel that despite all the work done to capture the era of the new setting that it had just been left too long for the sequel to come out. I still enjoy many aspects of the film though by the last act there were too many disappointing moments which then started to build up and detract from the overall film.
Given the early stages of pre-production don’t expect to see another sequel for a few years yet, Shia LaBeouf can be seen on screen later in September when ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ is released in Australian theatres.