It appears to be almost a certainty. In an interview, Harrison Ford had this to say about the prospects of Indiana Jones 5, to be titled Indiana Jones and The Quest to Be Better Than the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:
“The story for the new Indiana Jones is in the process of taking form. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and myself are agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern, and George is actively at work. If the script is good, I’ll be very happy to put the costume on again.”
Of course, two things have to concern fans: George Lucas is “actively at work” and “if the script is good.” Lucas, Spielberg and Ford, three of the biggest names in Hollywood, proved that they don’t necessarily have the eye for what is a good script when Indy is concerned. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, while entertaining at times, devolved into a silly mess in its final act and almost overnight established the term “nuking the fridge” to mean a ridiculous, film-ruining scene.
Nevertheless, I’m excited for another Indiana Jones. It’ll give the three men a chance to redeem themselves, and I have hope that they will have learned from their mistakes (or, at least, Spielberg will have). Spielberg is one of the most consistent directors in Hollywood – if not the most consistent director – and it would be unlike him to have two missteps so close together.
What do you think?