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Indy IV to take place in 1959/60/61 timeframe....per latest SW Insider

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Blur, Sep 14, 2002.

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  1. Blur

    Blur Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Aug 11, 1999

    I just read the latest issue of the Star Wars Insider, and there was a short article on IJ IV - it was stated that the movie would get made at some point (of course, I've been hearing that since 1993), and that IJ would roughly be the same age as Harrison Ford (makes sense).

    Anyway, since Ford was born in 1942 he's 60 years old this year. And, since IJ was born in 1899, he would be 60 in 1959 - so, give or take a couple of years because the movie isn't actually out yet, and it looks like we'll see an IJ circa the Cold War era. Here's hoping this won't be a lame James Bond type flick, with Indy against the Russians/Cubans....
  2. keokiswahine

    keokiswahine Jedi Knight star 5

    Sep 4, 2000
    think "fountain of youth".

    the ole archeologist is up against time now, and looks at historical stuff as an escape for the future?
  3. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

    Apr 1, 2001
    I would love it to be a cold war thing IMHO
    Comic Book Guy
  4. RidingMyCarousel

    RidingMyCarousel Jedi Master star 6

    Feb 20, 2002
    It would be interesting seeing Ford in a Cold War type movie, although I think we've seen him in enough as of recently.

    And I'm really wondering if old Indy can still kick it like he did back in the day? I mean, it sure would suck to see a whole movie with Indy and some bad guy arguing back and forth. Indiana Jones is known for the adventure aspect.. anything less than this (here's to hoping old age doesn't stop him) would just not be Indy.
  5. jangosdna

    jangosdna Jedi Youngling star 3

    Sep 22, 2001
    Whatever they decide...I'm sure will be good
  6. HalmoWanew

    HalmoWanew Jedi Youngling

    Sep 11, 2002
    Harrison Ford was featured in an episode of Young Indiana Jones. The episode takes place in the 20's and the 50's. In the 20's, Young Indy's hanging out with Eliot Ness and Al Capone... and in the 50's, Old Indiana is being chase by... you guessed it... Communist Russians!

    Check out the episode here: [link=][/link]. You can see a picture of the aged Harrison/Indiana with a grey beard.
  7. CaptainRex24

    CaptainRex24 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 30, 2002
    Hello comrade Jones! LOL

    The Russians will most likely be it...if the timeline is right.
  8. The_Spider-Man

    The_Spider-Man Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 9, 2002
    Just as long as it's not some thugee cult like in TOD.
  9. WickedWicket

    WickedWicket Jedi Youngling

    Oct 4, 2002
    Let's put Indy in Nam. We haven't seen Harrison Ford in a Vietname flick since ... Apocalypse Now, where he played Col. G. Lucas.

    Actually, an Indy/Vietnam movie would be kind of dumb. We could put Indy in outer-space, though - the 60s was the height of space exploration hype, after all. Apollo mission, anybody?
  10. Blur

    Blur Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Aug 11, 1999

    Sorry, but an Indy space or Vietnam movie would not work - I think we've all seen enough space/'Nam movies to last a lifetime. Why not something original? I think I remember hearing that there was an Indy script which had him going somewhere in the Middle East/Africa, called something like "Curse of the Monkey God" - not sureif that was the exact title, but it was something like that...
  11. bedada3

    bedada3 Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 9, 2002
    When did the Maoist Chinese invade Tibet. Wasn't it around 1960? Something involving Chinese history might be intersting.
  12. StarDude

    StarDude Jedi Knight star 5

    Nov 28, 2001
    I'm praying for something to do with the Soviets. Like in "Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine."
  13. darkOmegazer0

    darkOmegazer0 Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 18, 2002
    There should be lots of snow in this one. He should go over to siberia with his daughter who doesn't find anything he does interesting until she starts to like it and does the action good which will amaze indy.
  14. StarDude

    StarDude Jedi Knight star 5

    Nov 28, 2001
    How about snow and dessert? After all, Indy is a globe-trotter.
  15. Blur

    Blur Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Aug 11, 1999

    The more I think about it, the Soviet idea in the snow sounds cool - I wouldn't mind seeing that, as long as some kind of artifact (religious or otherwise) is involved - that aspect needs to be in all of the IJ films...
  16. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 22, 2002
    How about Indy going to find Noah's Ark. The Ark is on Mt. Ararat wich is in Turkey which has deserts and mountains covered with snow. Plus Turkey borders Russia.

    Coming soon Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Other Lost Ark. ;)
  17. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 29, 2000
    As long as I see bas guys being wiped out en masse by a religious artifact, I'm happy.

    More melting bad guys, please. :)
  18. StarDude

    StarDude Jedi Knight star 5

    Nov 28, 2001
    What relic would be in Noah's Ark? What is supernatural about it? I go to church and I know the story and it's a good idea. I just don't see how it would work.
  19. UK Sullustian

    UK Sullustian Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 18, 1998

    I have always assumed it'll be the Soviets as the villains, but I am also interested in WHAT Indy will be getting his ass kicked over. (Every film has Indy getting beaten up, being older will only assist this process!)

    Because Indy will be a lot older, everyone seems to think it'll be some Eternal Youth macguffin. Myself, I think we have already seen this with the Holy Grail.

    I also cannot think of another Major religious relic/religion for Indy to infiltrate, (He has done Christian, Jewish and Hindu, and I doubt in this current climate that islam would induce a positive response from the american public), which leads me to think that this will be an even more fantastical adventure.

    Thus, It may be something like Atlantis or Eldorado.

    Though I'd pay good money to see "Indiana Jones versus The Aliens from Mars."


  20. Vanthorne_OX

    Vanthorne_OX Jedi Master star 3

    Nov 11, 2002
    Sweet. Thanks for the heads up. At this point I'm not really concerned if it will involve Soviets, the Chinese, and/or the Beatles. I'm just glad we're getting another Indy.
  21. Eugene_Meltsner_AIO

    Eugene_Meltsner_AIO Jedi Padawan star 4

    Sep 9, 2002
    Wait, wait, wait, hold it! 59/60/61????? Indiana Jones????? I was okay with early to mid 50s, but this??? It seems like too much of a gap. In the immortal words of a certain claymated dog, "I don't know about this, Davie..."
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