“Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas] and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we’re seeing what comes of it.”

It’s likely that some of you will be upset about the quote above, which was given to the folks at the BBC by Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford. The rest of us are wondering one thing: germ? As in virus? As in, it may infect us and cause us to die? So many fans of the original series nearly died (figuratively) from the last movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, that it seems only fair that opening-weekend audiences should have the opportunity to die (literally) from the next one.

Ford didn’t give any indication as to what this “germ” of a story is, or whether it will include any of the following:

  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Aliens
  • An insane John Hurt
  • Vine-swinging with monkeys

We do know that it will include both the influence of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and that it has the aging star’s approval. None of that is cause for hope for anyone but investors, as it was the same formula that earned Kingdom of the Crystal Skull over $780 million dollars worldwide, much to the chagrin of the small, but loud population of fanboys online.

That said, there’s no reason to fret. As Ford explains, this movie still isn’t even close to going into production. “The process works like this,” he explained. “We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it. Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form. Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it’s ready and we do it.”


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