From our friend Mitchell Hallock of the Indy Marketing Group:
"Looks like there is still some mileage in this Ford
While Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull divided the Indy fan base, it was a huge box office success. So, in Hollywood where they know how to make lightning strike twice, thrice and as many sequels as they can get, it looks like Indiana Jones will not be closing the door just yet. In an interview with MTVNews, the Man with the Hat, himself, Harrison Ford does confirm that work is in its "primary" stages on a fifth big screen adventure for Indiana Jones.
Is a fifth "Indiana Jones" film inevitable? Ford: I don't know. If we come up with a good idea ... Send MTV: Is the ball in George Lucas' court at this point? Ford: It is. That's the process. With some general input, he goes off and searches for the MacGuffin [Ed. note: That's the plot device that propels the story, i.e. the Ark] and then stumbles into a story. And at some point, we have a chance to take a look at it and give some input. MTV: And he hasn't found the MacGuffin yet? Ford: No, we're still in the primary stages. MTV: The end of the last film leaves your character in a very intriguing position. He has a wife and a kid. Can he still be that man of adventure with those commitments? Ford: And he's seen something. Remember those are the only witnesses to what he's seen. That's kind of interesting. MTV: James Bond is a franchise that's figured out how to ably switch between actors. If, in 50 years, they find another man to play Indiana Jones, would that sit all right with you? Ford: The very simple addition of numbers would make it clear that in 50 years I will not give a sh-- at all. I will so not care. MTV: Well what if you knew today that someone else would wear the hat one day? Ford: Fifty years from now, they can do anything they want.
See the full article at MTV News and learn more about the wear and tear of working on Indy 4 did to the man who's name is synomyous with box office gold and big screen excitement. Here's hoping I might get that part as an "extra" the next time the gang comes to film at Marshall College!