In what reads like a fanboy fantasy that someone wrote up as a news story, Moviehole is claiming that “a source” says that George “Lucas” and Steven Spielberg have “written” Henry Jones into their “script” for Indiana Jones and the Soich for More Money.
Of course, Moviehole is wise enough to report it as a massive rumor (and possibly a fanboy fantasy) and point out that Dr. Jones died according to dialog in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. Spookily, the fictional Dr. Jones died at the age of 79 which is exactly how old Sean Connery is.
Unluckily, Ireland Online (I know, they got the entire country on the internet) is reporting this thing as if its news since they originated the story with the totally unnamed source. However, it gives us something interesting to think about.
Would you want to see Sean Connery come out of retirement for a small part in the next Indiana Jones movie?
Obviously there would be problems beyond those already mentioned, but isn’t the thought of having Indy get insulted by his old man cool enough to get past them? I would hope so, but it would feel cheap and forced if they brought him out, explained away his supposed death, then had him wave goodbye. He’d need to join them for the adventure somehow, or show up later on as a surprise figure with the information they needed to continue on with the quest, or appear up in the sky as a ghost that gives Indy hope and beard-trimming advice.
What do you think?