Originally Posted by Havfan
I don't have a good feeling about Indy 5. I know Liam Neeson kickstarted the old man action flicks with Taken but that was when he was in his mid fifties; Harrison Ford is now 76. They can't do a switch up of Last Crusade with him and his son since no one wants to see Shia LeBeouf again. I just hope that when it's finally in 4K we're not forced to buy a box set. I only want Raiders and Last Crusade.
As an Indy geek, I am amazed they squandered the past 10+ years since Crystal Skull.
I am one of the few who thought the "basics" of Crystal Skull were good- Skull & alien plots/ideas, good action sequences- Area 51 warehouse, rocket sled and fight, ant mound fight, some other bits.
Yeah- nuked fridge a cartoon moment for most viewers, but kinda worked for me
Ford and Allen were in great shape/health/form, with Ford still willing and able to do a lot of the physical stuff.
Finally got Indy's hat and other accoutrements back to Raiders authenticity.
But the execution of Skull was off- pacing, editing, direction and poor soundtrack/missing music cues to get the "feel" right.
I can see how ToD puts many people off- Ford/Indy didn't seem "in character" vs Raiders/Last Crusade (even Skull), and some Indian coworkers actually are offended by the portrayal of India and inhabitants. Didn't like Indy-the-hero being "taken over" mentally as shown- hero ALWAYS shall break free (Eventually) by own force of will, not needing a kid to burn him. And the guy still alive after heart ripped out (though not a big deal vs the supernatural stuff in ALL Indy films, starting with Raiders).
Given the good performance/shape of Ford in Skull, we should have gotten at least 2 more films by ~2015. Could have another "farewell" trilogy by now.
I would be up for a reboot if "Done right" by someone who gets back to basics and studies Raiders very carefully to get the pacing, look and feel "right".
Either Pratt or Pine could make a good Indy, with Chris Pine my current preference.
They could easily do a WW2 era (~1940-1945) Indy trilogy, ie his time helping out the Allies mentioned in Skull. Doing this wouldn't even need a "Reboot", ie sequels/prequels sandwiched between Last crusade & Skull in the same Indy-verse
Continue through 1946~1957 with the rise of Communism/Cold War or other historically significant events/finds.
And/or do late 20's and 1930's up to ToD. Lots of options.