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Now that Shia LaBeouf has confirmed to BBC News that 'Indiana Jones 5' is in the works, we can't help but wonder: What kind of story are Steven Spielberg and George Lucas cooking up this time around? Rather than wait for the esteemed filmmakers to reveal their vision to the world, we've gone ahead and concocted five possible adventures upon which we'd like to see Indy, Marian and Mutt embark. And only one of them involves aliens. Since first bursting onto the big screen 28 years ago, Indiana Jones has battled stalwart foes such as the Nazis, voodoo priests, the Nazis (again) and the Russians, and has trotted the globe in search of legendary treasures that include the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail and, most recently, an alien skull made of crystal (alriiiiiiighty then!). And, though Harrison Ford is now pushing 67, it looks like Indy isn't ready to hang up that iconic fedora just yet.

Shia LaBeouf has confirmed to BBC News that 'Indiana Jones 5' is in the works, and we can't help but wonder: What kind of story are Steven Spielberg and George Lucas cooking up this time around? Rather than wait for the esteemed filmmakers to reveal their vision to the world, we've gone ahead and concocted three possible adventures upon which we'd like to see Indy, Marion and Mutt embark. And only one of them involves aliens. -- By Tom DiChiara

'Indiana Jones and the Lost Island of Atlantis'
Long rumored to be the fourth installment in the Jones saga, somewhere in the 19 years between 'The Last Crusade' and 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,' the premise was abandoned -- though it's not clear why. Atlantis is a legendary island, first mentioned in Plato's dialogues, which was purported to have amassed the first empire as far back as 9600 B.C. -- before its invasion of Athens was rebuffed and it sank into the ocean in a single day. With 'Crystal Skull' set in 1957, the new film would bring the action into the early 1960s, with an adventure on the high seas setting the stage for Indy and co. to become inadvertently embroiled in the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba. Regardless of whether that occurs, having Indy set sail in search of an entire sunken continent from which all other civilizations were supposed to have descended sure sounds pretty freaking epic to us -- but, hey, gemstone heads are pretty cool, too.

'Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Shroud'
When the Shroud of Turin, the cloth supposedly used to wipe the face of Christ during the crucifixion, is stolen from the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Italy, the Vatican enlists Jones to recover it. As Indy, Marion and Mutt search for the cloth, they discover an ancient manuscript -- and new conspiracy -- that could shake the Catholic Church to its core. We'd tell you what that conspiracy is, but, you know, then we'd have to ...

'Indiana Jones vs. Jar Jar Binks'
While (sadly) there is a zero percent chance that this will ever happen and we'd (almost) never seriously suggest it, we'd forever respect George Lucas if he decided to give fans what they want out of any good movie: a Jar Jar Binks death scene -- at the hand of one of the silver screen's most beloved heroes, no less. With the 'Indiana Jones'-'Star Wars' crossover appeal, it'd make a mint at the box office, AND Jar Jar haters would be sated for all eternity. Everybody wins. Well, maybe not Jar Jar.

15 Questions With Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford is what one would call a legend. He's made a career of playing tough-as-nails rogues that women want to be with and men just want to be -- intergalactic ruffian Han Solo, badass patriot Jack Ryan and whip-cracking adventurer Indiana Jones, to name a few -- and his movies have grossed the not-so-modest sum of $6 billion worldwide as a result.

    As if to make members of both sexes even more jealous, the 66-year-old screen icon scored a $783 million worldwide hit with this summer's 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' -- and looked supremely spry doing it.

    In honor of the 'Skull' DVD release, Moviefone chatted with Ford about playing Dr. Jones after a 20-year layoff, whether he'll be passing Indy's famed fedora to Shia LaBeouf ... and why we won't rule out seeing him in 'Blade Runner 2' or another of his iconic roles. -- By Tom DiChiara

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    1. A lot of screenwriters tackled scripts for 'Indy 4' that for one reason or another didn't make the cut. How did you decide on David Koepp's?

    Scripts are always an ongoing process. And it wasn't as though we had finished scripts from different writers and then we could pick one. It was sort of an organic process from the very beginning managed by Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas] to bring George's ideas into a full shape. And George and Steven felt as we went through this process -- a 20-year process -- that at various times it was fruitful to bring different people into the mix, which is not to say that contributions weren't made. Effective work was done by people other than David. But luckily it all came together in a finished form.



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      2. After 20 years, were you relieved when you finally had the greenlight and were ready to go and shoot the movie?

      I was relieved when I read a script that I felt fully confident in. That's what I'd been waiting for.



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        3. In all those different iterations of the script, was the character of Mutt always supposed to be your son, or was that something that evolved over time?

        No, he was always meant to be my son. It's a reflection of the relationships that we began to explore through Karen [Allen] and through the character that Sean [Connery] played, my father. We found that that brought great pleasure to the audience -- to introduce them to other members of Indiana Jones' family, and to see what forces of personality caused him to be the person he is.



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          4. How was it working with Karen Allen again after all these years?

          An absolute delight. Karen has a wonderful personal energy, which makes her a pleasure to be around and also brings her character into sharp focus and vivid light.



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            5. Were you disappointed that Sean Connery declined to reprise his role as Henry Jones Sr.?

            Well, I was because I enjoyed very much working with Sean. I thought he brought complexity and depth and emotional reality to the situation. [But] I think that we had plenty of that arising out of the relationship between Mutt and his father.



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              6. At the end of 'Crystal Skull,' Indy ALMOST passes his fedora and thus the torch to Mutt. Are there any plans for the franchise to go that way, with Shia LaBeouf taking over the mantle?

              No, that's never been [the idea]. As George has famously said, we'd have to call it 'Mutt Jones: The Search for Elvis.' [Laughs.] I think it just doesn't work that way. And there's definitely a distinction between passing the fedora and someone picking it up.



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                7. Would you be up for another go-around as Indy?

                Again, it would have to do with the quality of the script that I read, if and when we decide to go forward.



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                  8. It was 20 years since you last played the role; did you do anything to get into the mindset or the physical shape required to play Indy, especially for all the action sequences?

                  Actually, no [laughs]. The action isn't just about the physicality; the action is about storytelling. And we're all very focused on making those moments of physical activity organic to the movie overall. You know, there's not much work that can be done in preproduction on that sort of thing; a lot of the work is done on the set, on the day when we all know exactly where we are and what we're going to do.



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                    9. You do most of your own stunts in the 'Indy' movies. Any particularly tough ones you had to tackle this time around?

                    I don't do stunts. I do physical acting. The stunt guys do the stunts. So there wasn't anything that was especially challenging -- just tiring, hard, slogging. The fistfights with the big Russian Igor were probably the most taxing, but it just worked. Just sweat and equity -- you put it in and it comes out the other end as movie entertainment.