This morsel from today's entertainment news:
Shia LaBeouf will not become the next Indiana Jones, George Lucas has told MTV News. Although Lucas has previously hinted that LaBeouf would take over the franchise, he reversed himself Wednesday, saying, "Indiana Jones is Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones. If it was Mutt Williams [the character LaBeouf plays in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull] it would be Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis or something." Lucas did say that he's planning another Indiana Jones sequel and that Ford will star in it. What he's looking for now, he indicated is what Alfred Hitchcock used to refer to as a "McGuffin," an artifact to propel the story. "They are very hard to find," he said. "It's like archeology. It takes a huge amount of research to come up with something that will fit."
I think INDY 5 is a tough proposition. They will have to work really hard to reach the majestic heights of INDY 4. I for one will NOT be fooled this time around.
Also, MUTT WILLIAMS AND THE SEARCH FOR ELVIS sounds like a winner. Thanks for keeping the dream alive George.