"George, Harrison and I are all very excited," Spielberg said. "We feel that the script was well worth the wait. We hope it delivers everything you'd expect from our history with Indiana Jones."
"Working with Steven, Frank, Kathy and the 'Indy' crew is like working with family," Lucas said. "These films are such great fun to make. I'm looking forward to reuniting with the team and starting this new journey."
Now THIS is it! It makes sense now when Amblin said an announcement was coming this week. I think the confusion was because Lucas jumped the gun with that interview and they were waiting for The Hollywood Reporter to break the word.
My take is that Spielberg, who disliked ToD wants to do another movie just like Raiders and Last Crusade, which he and Ford really had fun making; whereas Lucas wants to take a risk and really mix it up again... Lucas of course was sort of left out with regards to the making of the original trilogy, with Spielberg directing.
"My take is that Spielberg, who disliked ToD"
Lucas doesn't like it either, which is too bad, cause it's the best one.
" Lucas of course was sort of left out with regards to the making of the original trilogy"
Based on what, was Lucas "left out"??
Spielberg disliked it from the beginning, the darkness was Lucas' idea and he jumped on the hate bandwagon after the fact. Spielberg dislikes it the most of the three, with Ford actually liking it for it's originality. Mainly, it was that the critics were very harsh on it, and Lucas responds to the critics. But the mention of the critics in the article of this thread is an obvious reference to Temple of Doom in any case.
Lucas was responsible for some story things, but wasn't involved in the actual production of the film, as he would have liked; he always looks lonely in the behind-the-scenes shots, and off to the side. He would fly back and forth between the states and the production while shooting was going on, he's been seen making excuses other than directing ability for why Spielberg shot/directed the film and not him, most of the back and forth developing a wacky action scene with Spielberg and Ford and everybody else left out Lucas, who has creativity of a less spontaneous kind.