Producer Frank Marshall Says "There’s No Idea" for Indiana Jones 5
07.27.12 by BJSprecher
It's beginning to look as if we've seen Hollywood icon Harrison Ford don the tattered snap brim fedora of of Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones for the last time. In a recent interview with Collider, Frank Marshall, who produced both Raiders of the Lost Ark and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, said that the fourth movie was his "last hurrah" and that, despite the tremendous success of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the fact that Ford said as long ago as September of 2009 that he, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas had all "agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern," the lack of a crucial plot device to propel the action (a "MacGuffin" in movie lingo) and Lucas' desire to retire may have sealed the fate of Indiana Jones 5 (working title).
I say, for me, [Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea [for Indiana Jones 5], there’s no MacGuffin.
Marshall said that Lucas simply isn't that interested in making another Indiana Jones movie, citing the fact that he's "passing the baton" to his wife, Kathleen Kennedy, to run Lucasfilm for him.