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Old 03-16-2017, 03:29 PM   #151
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I think the larger point is that of context. Donovan's death was supernatural and therefore the natural province of special effects. I would consider a digitally de-aged Ford a very different matter...
Of course. Absolutely. Conversations about a young, Computer Generated Harry Ford? There are plenty of other places to pontificate such preposterous platitudes.

This is a thread about WHEN Indy 5 should take place (no matter how the character is realized)...and it should be 1962.
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:14 PM   #152
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Again, the world "prequel" isn't in there anywhere. The Indy stories they could tell could be in any time period. You're making a lot of assumptions. Disney has never said prequel.
How else do you interpret "...making more. It won’t be just a one-off" ?

More movies with Ford after the next one? You are tempting fate, my friend.

Sequels with sidekick(s) in place of the main character, set in the 1970s and 80s? That's not Indiana Jones anymore, in any way, shape or form.
Ain't gonna happen.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:15 AM   #153
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Spielberg, during an interview with Screen Daily that focuses heavily on his new critically-acclaimed Cold War drama Bridge of Spies, had the following to say regarding the prospect of Ford being recast as Dr. Jones:

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“I don’t think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen. It’s certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman. There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.”
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:22 AM   #154
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Spielberg is also the guy who said "We're going to make Indy 4 look like the other three."

Here's the thing. Spielberg may genuinely feel that way, but he is not in control of the franchise. Disney may defer control of Indy 5 to him, but after that the IP's fate is gonna be at Bob Iger's pleasure.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:49 AM   #155
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Bob Iger is stepping down as Disneys CEO in 2019... the year Indy 5 hits theatres.

How will he be involved for future Indy films?
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:01 PM   #156
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I was not aware of that. I would have been more accurate to say "whomever is Disney CEO."

Now that you've got me looking into, it sounds like he's retiring in the summer of 2018, though he's already starting to backtrack on the claim.

Even if he does step down when they say, Iger has already alluded to Indy's future, so it's obviously being discussed. It's not like Disney's waiting for Indy 5 to get released to start plotting the next stages. He's already involved with future Indy films in that sense.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:31 PM   #157
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Even if he does step down when they say, Iger has already alluded to Indy's future, so it's obviously being discussed. It's not like Disney's waiting for Indy 5 to get released to start plotting the next stages. He's already involved with future Indy films in that sense.
Precisely.

And seeing a younger actor in the action teaser and/or further flashback scenes in Indy 5 would be a great way for Disney to test today's audiences' appetite for future prequels.

It's too good an opportunity for a smart company like Disney to miss.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:49 PM   #158
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Spielberg, during an interview with Screen Daily that focuses heavily on his new critically-acclaimed Cold War drama Bridge of Spies, had the following to say regarding the prospect of Ford being recast as Dr. Jones:
Except that other actors have already played Indiana Jones besides Ford, so...
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:57 PM   #159
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Except that other actors have already played Indiana Jones besides Ford, so...

Difference is those actors weren't replacing Ford. River Phoenix played alongside Ford in a bit part. YIJC was a Lucas production that Spielberg had no part in, and even then, when it came to playing mature Indy, Ford was Indy. So there's a pretty big difference in context.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:51 AM   #160
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With a lot of talk about Hitler fleeing to Argentina these days, how about 1945? The Germans would have later uniforms and a jet plane. And include the German U-boats.


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Old 02-21-2018, 04:28 PM   #161
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If this film does end up starring Harrison, where do you feel the "line" is in terms of how far past KOTCS it should be set?

I would say, for myself, that 1962 is the limit. Any time between 1959 and 1962 is fine with me. Hippies would not appear until 1965 at the earliest, and really didn't become a thing until 1967. If they HAD to go past 1962, which I would prefer they didn't, then 1965 would be the ABSOLUTE limit.

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Old 02-21-2018, 04:34 PM   #162
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But the assassination is such well-tred territory in fiction; its concerns, frankly, seem rather remote from those of the Indiana Jones series.

I will be honest though, having the assassination and all the conspiracy theories around it could be interesting, if it was tied up into a greater MacGuffin storyline. If aliens are the 1950s popular mythology, JFK's assassination is the 1960s popular mythology. Look at the almost thriller approach that the film JFK from 1991 used. Something like that. Creepy, mysterious, perhaps centered around some sort of artifact. Would be a departure, but not veering into the land of sci-fi.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:52 PM   #163
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Inauguration of LBJ, 1965.



Note that fedoras were still present in about half the attendees. Indy wouldn't look too out of place in 1965 if it had to be that year.

Compare to Nixon's inaugural in 1969. Just one fedora on an old man. Indy is a relic by 1969:

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Old 02-22-2018, 06:08 AM   #164
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Perhaps, using JFK assassination as a main feature of the plot could make the story less captivating outside the US.

I think that South America/Middle East and the escaped nazis could offer some good ingredients for a plot set in the sixties. This is the time of Eichmann's capture in Argentina and trial in Jerusalem (1960-61), and the hunt for the escaped nazis became a popular subject in fiction (e.g. Forsyth's 1972 Odessa file and other books turned into movies like The Boys from Brazil).

It would be interesting to mix together these ingredients into a movie plot, with the nazis & other villains looking for a supernatural source of power, and have Indy supported by a spy or a figure alluding to Simon Wiesenthal, but I don't know if Steven Spielberg wants to go down that path. I've recently re-read the storyboard of The Iron Phoenix and I think there are some really good ideas in it!
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