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.
- 'Crystal Skull' DVD clip