Will an Indiana Jones protege soon snatch the lengthy-lasting huge-brimmed fedora from atop Harrison Ford’s head? In all chance, nevertheless it obtained’t be Mutt Williams — a.ok.a. Indy’s son, Henry Jones III — the persona Shia LaBeouf played in 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
“Harrison performs Indiana Jones, that I will undoubtedly teach,” screenwriter David Koepp, who has penned a script for the fifth movie within the storied Indiana Jones franchise, tells EW. “And the Shia LaBeouf persona is no longer within the movie.”
Koepp’s affirmation follows huge hypothesis that Ford, who originated the role of the globetrotting adventurer in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, would ultimately abdicate his throne to a youthful actor as the sequence progressed under Steven Spielberg’s path. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull‘s ending even teased LaBeouf’s persona’s seemingly future within the sequence, with a closing scene that seen the lengthy-lasting headpiece lumber a rush and land at the Even Stevens actor’s toes, earlier than Ford swooped in to capture it out of his fingers and fetch 22 situation it support on his gain head.
While Mutt obtained’t be embarking on any hazardous journeys alongside his father any time soon, Koepp says he and Spielberg are largely elated with the unique model of the screenplay, and production might moreover delivery up within the advance future.
“We’re plugging away at it. In phrases of when we might delivery up, I bid that’s up to Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Ford,” he continues, playfully teasing that the residing will comprise “some precious artifact that they’re all attempting to search out” at some level of the movie. “I do know we’ve got a script we’re mostly overjoyed with. Work will seemingly be never-ending, for sure, and ongoing, and Steven staunch completed capturing The Put up …. If the celebs align, optimistically it’ll be his subsequent movie.”
After appearing in Crystal Skull, LaBeouf, whose representatives did no longer return EW’s seek data from for observation, criticized the production in a 2010 interview with the Los Angeles Cases. He urged the paper he felt as if he “dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished,” and that Ford wasn’t overjoyed with the movie either. Ford later replied by calling his costar a “f—g idiot” for his comments.