Cannes 2008: Shia LaBeouf Star of Next Indiana Jones?

Indy V to revolve around Mutt?

by | May 19, 2008 | Comments

Journos from across the world have been interviewing the stars of Indy IV today in Cannes, with several of the key players letting slip there may be further whip-crackery in the future, though with less of the titular archeologist himself.

Firstly, speaking to Fox News, George Lucas commented, “I haven’t even told Steven [Spielberg] or Harrison this but I have an idea to make Shia LaBeouf (who plays Mutt) the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). I can see it working out.”

Harrison Ford, in a conversation with MTV, was also questioned about potentially being the supporting character next time round. “I have no cheeky answer for [that]. I just work here. I’m glad to work here,” he said. “Till they tell me otherwise, I will continue to be Indiana Jones.”

LaBaouf meanwhile added fuel to the fire, saying, “I know Harrison would love to [continue]. Is there going to be an 80-year-old Indiana Jones? No one can say never.” The Transformers star continued: “Mutt’s pretty wild [but] it’s all about what the public feels. I know if it’s received well, that’s a pretty definite indicator. If it’s received well, I don’t imagine they would stop making them.”