Mutt not fit to oil Indie’s whip
It all seemed so obvious. The closing moments of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull appeared to make it fairly clear that, despite Indiana’s reluctance to hand over his hat, Shia LaBeouf’s Mutt Williams was set to become the hero of any future sequels. But George Lucas, the series’ producer and co-writer, appears to think otherwise.
“Indiana Jones is Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones,” Mr Beardy No-Neck said during an interview to promote this week’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars (see review, page 12). “If it was Mutt Williams it would be Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis or something.”
Ooo! Touchy, touchy. Lucas did, however, confirm that a fifth movie is a possibility. “We are looking for something for [Jones] to go after,” Lucas said. “They are very hard to find. It’s like archaeology. It takes a huge amount of research to come up with something that will fit.”
How about a pipe, a comfy armchair and a boxed set of Murder She Wrote? (He’s so old, you see.)