Gensis/Garden of Eden was a VERY big possiblity, but it doesn't seem that way now. Everyone is 'mum' on the subject of what the movie will be about.
I personally think they'll either invent something or continue with a religious theme (not just Judasim or Christianity, mind you). Maybe something with Stonehenge.
btw, bob, Gensis & Exodus are from Judasim. Whereas Christianity is a "branch" off of Judasim. So really one could say that they are all together separate.
That would be really cool with Stonehendge! It could have Indy going to differnet places leading to more clues about it's history and mysteries! We probabaly are guessing all the wrong answers though to the new script...
What about something from Greek Mythology? The Labyrinth at Knossos (ughh.. a CGI Minotaur chasing Indy... maybe not.)
I just hope it's not some made up artifact/place. And I hope Lucas doesn't give us a "Mummy"-like storyline where Indy unleashes a great supernatural evil while taking an amulet from an ancient tomb. Works for Lara, not for Indy.
Maybe he could go after an artifact of legendary power, and then find out it's just a regular artifact and the power was just in myths and legends. That would be different. Then again, that would be like an episode of the X-Files where the monster turns out to be just a hoax. Yeah, right.
I think that there must be something of something being unleshed but keeping it mysterious and a threat is far better than having it marching around chasing people. In Indy the Supernatural should be kept to a minimium so that it does not turn into a complete fantasy film.
I have thought this true and i am convinced we might see some alien artifact.
It fits the 50s better then some religious artifact besides take in mind that both the Russians and Chinese were atheist and would have no interest in Eden or Noahs ark.
Its what Monkey always said the 30s are the best period for adventure,the 50s however are more approriate for some Scifi angle to the story.
What defines the 50s ?
the space race.
Now how easy can you make a story of the following...
the pyramids and mayan temples
And remember this ,George Lucas thought the same thing.
I dunno if Indy 4 will return to Egypt since they already used its background for Raiders. They should do something that was important in the 50's where Communism was getting headlines (China and Russia)
I dont really think though that actual things without occult conotations will be in the film. Also in the period of Indy IV (50's?) China isnt much fun for adventures all the gangsters are gone and I cant think of anyone who would want symbols of the old regime if anything Mao would want to destroy them rather than capture them.