‘Indiana Jones 5’ Has George Lucas Stumped

The filmmaker has the genre and a concept for the fifth installment, but hasn’t found the MacGuffin yet.

Indiana Jones 5 has George Lucas stumped.
Indiana Jones 5 has George Lucas stumped.
Indiana Jones 5 story MacGuffin has George Lucas stumpedIn a recent Entertainment Weekly interview, Steven Spielberg revealed that George Lucas has figured out the genre of Indiana Jones 5, and that they have a concept in mind, but he doesn't know where the story is at.

"It's up to George. We have already agreed on the genre of the fifth movie, we already have a concept in mind. I don't know where George is with the story. There is no Indiana Jones 5 until George says there is."

George Lucas has now come forward to admit that the story has him stumped. While he has figured out a genre and a concept for Indiana Jones 5, he has not yet been able to find the perfect MacGuffin, the device (such as the Ark of the Covenent or the Crystal Skull) upon which to hinge the plot upon. And it may be a while before he settles on one.

"I really haven't found the MacGuffin yet. I mean, I know what it's about, but I just have to find a MacGuffin that fits into the arena we're working in."

When asked if Henry Jones, Jr.'s extended family would be playing a part in the story, George Lucas only had this to say.

"Yeah, we'll see!"

Indiana Jones 5 is in development .

Sources: Vulture

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  1. Bellandedward1

    what ever George come up with will be worth the wait.

    3 years agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  2. PointMan528491

    Please, no more aliens.

    3 years agoby @PointMan528491Flag

  3. RyanMoran

    i am sure they can think of something

    3 years agoby @RyanMoranMitaFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    @bawnian-dexeus "Like it's been done before." I read that and the one before it so quick, with @ghostman's being chipper and yours being monotone. Made me laugh pretty hard.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    No love for Tower of Babel?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. thedude-abides

    @ghostman I'd be down for that. I like anything having to do with Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle. The time travel thing I'm not sure about, even though most people believe the triangle itself to be some kind of worm hole, so in theory what you're saying could work. I'm just not sure if it's plausible for an Indy movie.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  7. Sean

    Yeah, that sounds like a good story for the fifth movie.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. slysnide

    @bawnian-dexeus: Sure, that was the case with "The Jewel of the Nile." Shoot--

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @slysnide Could a human be a macguffin?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. slysnide

    @ghostman: I'm still researching. There's plenty of other pagan religions out there, and foreign cultures which would make good macguffins.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  11. Ghostman

    @slysnide I know, but still what is there left to do? Can't do the Monkey-King, that idea was terrible! and if it takes place in the 1960-1970's then it must have to do with The Cold War...any ideas YOU have to share?

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  12. ROFLitschristian

    @bawnian-dexeus Bwahaha! That was great. I spit my tea everywhere.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  13. slysnide

    @ghostman: No offense, but that time travel thing sounds horrible. The thing that was cool about "ToD" was that a cult from the distant past was discovered to still be practiced to the extreme. Ya know, like a lost temple scenario. If they went with that sorta thing, it could quasi work, but Atlantis has been done to death, and as I said, there's no mystery about the Bermuda Triangle or even its most famous disappearing act. They should try for something we seldom hear of.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ghostman Since we have Atlantis as an option, how about we consider the Tower of Babel?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Ghostman

    @bawnian-dexeus As long as they don't go with their Monkey-King idea that they had planned, then I'm fine with anything they decide with doing :)

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ghostman Well, you did ask "how it sounds" and I responded. :P

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. Ghostman

    But remember @bawnian-dexeus EVERYTHING has been done before, this is Hollywood we're talking about :P

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ghostman Like it's been done before.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. Ghostman


    The idea for Atlantis would be that say Indy is on retirement and is soon sucked into the Bermuda Triangle that makes him travel back in time to Atlantis where he has to save the city from being destroyed by finding some sort of "MacGuffin Device" ala Temple of Doom, and on the side sub-plot, I'm assuming Shia LaBouf's character would be trying to save and rescue his dad? How does that sound?

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  20. MovieFreak97

    In complete agreement with @thedude-abides@shuabert AND @slysnide. Don't understand the hate for KOTCS and yes, if Lucas told us the genre, we'd give him a MacGuffin in a heartbeat.

    3 years agoby @moviefreak97Flag

  21. Basquat

    @ChiRep-1 Are you absolutely sure he got the message

    3 years agoby @basquatFlag

  22. Basquat

    Indiana Jones and the golden wheel chair

    3 years agoby @basquatFlag

  23. Sean

    That won't happen.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. Escapist

    Why not throw in some dinosaurs

    3 years agoby @escapistFlag

  25. thedude-abides

    @shuabert Agreed. I think it's on par with Last Crusade, if not better.

    @narrator I agree, I was dissatisfied with the ending also. The entire film, I thought, sort of tailed off in the last ten minutes. But I'm glad you mentioned the artifact and the adventure. That's actually the reason I think most people aren't in favor of the film, whereas I think it's probably the strongest aspect.

    The crystal skulls are science fact. There are 13 known crystal skulls on the planet, all of which are carved from a single block of crystal with absolutely no tool marks, and of which are said to possess supernatural healing and other powers, just as in the film.

    Modern science has recently proposed that these are, in fact, ancient alien artifacts, as they're origin can't possibly be explained by ordinary means. Most people, I think, mistake the Indy franchise as dealing in the biblical, when in fact, it deals in the occult. And they hate the fact that the film is about aliens, as they think it's a derivation from the Indy they grew up with, when it's actually the same. Even Raiders of the Lost Ark, to some extent, dealt in the occult, as Hitler was a firm believer in extra-terrestrials as well as the supernatural.

    Everything in Crystal Skull as it pertains to the artifact and the adventure was cutting-edge, and something I think most people aren't quite aware of. Picking up in the 50s after Roswell was perfect seeing as Ford had aged, and it was the probably the most obvious direction to take the franchise, in my opinion.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  26. ChiRep_1

    @ROFLitschristian Bold move my friend, I might have to agree with you on that one.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  27. ChiRep_1

    @ROFLitschristian Bold move my friend, I might have to agree with you on that one.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

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