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Disney acquires Indiana Jones movie rights

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  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,282
    I would be delighted with a LEGO Indiana Jones revival. I loved the original sets but thought that there was room for more.

    Finger crossed!
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    Hopefully some more original trilogy sets? So many excellent vehicles I want to see in Lego form!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,531
    Were there any trains in the movies? I'm not a big movie fan.
  • tabissettetabissette Member Posts: 19
    ^ Circus train from the Last Crusade.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    ^ Yes, a circus train with snakes, lions, giraffes, etc.
  • 91stlegotrooper91stlegotrooper Member Posts: 92
    Ok, I was just listening to the news on the radio and it is official, there will be a 5th Indiana Jones movie.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    A fifth has been rumoured for a long while. Is it now officially official now?
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,097
    Cool. But I wonder how they will handle the transition to a new actor. There's no one that comes to mind that can bring the same swagger and charisma as Harrison Ford in the role. And no, Shia LeBeouf is not it.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I just hope they keep the same continuity and dont do a whole reboot.
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 948
    Legoboy said:

    A fifth has been rumoured for a long while. Is it now officially official now?

    Not officially confirmed yet that I've heard, but it seems like only a matter of time now.
  • 91stlegotrooper91stlegotrooper Member Posts: 92

    Legoboy said:

    A fifth has been rumoured for a long while. Is it now officially official now?

    Not officially confirmed yet that I've heard, but it seems like only a matter of time now.
    I was listening to NPR news on the radio at 5:00 and it stated that Disney had begun the process to create a 5th film since they had gained the rights.
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    A new Indy film? Cool beans and then some. More Lego sets? Even better.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    I love Harrison Ford and really wish more could have been done with him, but frankly, if they create a new trilogy, they need to find a new Indiana...

    Maybe a reboot, perhaps go back to the start of his career, but move that forward to the end of the cold war...

    How about Nathan Fillion (who played the captain in Firefly)?
    pharmjodLegoManiaccBumblepantshissingsid99tedwardBuriedinBricksMasterBeefy
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,509
    I think people want Nathan Fillion in everything.. especially bringing back Firefly altogether. But that is an interesting pick and I can see it, he has the right mix of swashbuckler with comedic timing. The issue I see is I do not think Nathan is really that young anymore (like Ford wasn't, I know). I think if you are going to reboot it, then you have to do it with a younger actor and not move it forward but backward and reboot it completely. I think in any case you will not please all the fans.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    I get all that... but you need someone who isn't "too young", or it looks silly. Indiana works because he is experienced and knows something about archaeology. A new kid fresh out of school wouldn't.

    What might be nice is to have someone around 30 who an "older" Indiana played by Ford takes under his wing and "teaches him the trade", have it be a transition movie to the newer generation.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,247
    ^ Well they did elude to Shea Labeouf taking the reins so they could do a new trilogy that way. While he doesn't necessarily have to come back as the character they have the story line for a new Indiana already in place.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,887
    They need to let JJ Abrams direct this one too, like the next Star Wars :)
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    How about Ben Affleck?...oh wait...he will be too busy ruining Batman. I still think Jon Hamm from Mad Men would have been the perfect Batman. Nathan Fillion would be good for Indy.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    edited December 2013
    If they go with the character portrayed by Labeouf, then the change from whip to knife kind of ruins it for me. Benedict Cumberbatch would make a great villian. Anyway, hoping for a reboot...

    Oh yeah...maybe Disney will bring back Firefly while they're at it!
  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    After the last Indy movie, why would anyone be looking forward to another? They've done enough damage to this franchise. "Nuke the fridge" has become a euphemism for laughable Hollywood plotting. But if it leads to a flood of LEGO Indy sets, I'm in.
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 946
    Hollywood itself is laughable. From the actors, directors producers, etc........ Hollywood is a disgusting turd of vomit. That said....I would love to see another movie if it means more Lego sets.
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    Could an Englishman, like David Tenant play Indy? I know my girlfriend would like that...
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    The nuking of the fridge aside, I actually quite liked the 4th Indy movie... Much more than the terrible Temple of Doom, which is more or less unwatchable...

    The first and the third are the best, the fourth is ok, hate the second...

    Just wish so much time hadn't passed between 3 and 4, another movie or two in there would have been nice.
  • legodudelegodude Member Posts: 137
    Yes I agree, I would love to see more Indiana Jones sets! Please Disney have LEGO make Indiana Jones, Tron and POTC sets.



  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 687
    I thought Disney *already* had the rights to the Indy franchise, as part of the deal with Lucas; everyone focused on Star Wars, but I thought they'd bought all of LucasFilm's catalogue (including Indy).

    Anyway, as much as I love Harrison Ford (he *is* Indy), was rather disappointed with the fourth film... a re-boot (and re-casting) may be the way to go...
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,380

    Hopefully some more original trilogy sets?

    If there are going to be new movies then almost certainly not, I would have thought.

  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 948

    The nuking of the fridge aside, I actually quite liked the 4th Indy movie... Much more than the terrible Temple of Doom, which is more or less unwatchable...

    Really? :-/ Temple of Doom is the weakest of the original trilogy but only by the process of elimination, I still have a soft spot for it. But Raiders and The Last Crusade are a step above, certainly. I can't bring myself to consider Crystal Skull as canonical.
    BlueMoonUSApharmjod
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    I think Indiana Jones is even more problematic than Star Wars in terms of doing more films. For Star Wars, you don't HAVE to have Han, Luke and Leia (although I fear that idiot Abrams can't think past that notion), whereas Indiana Jones is obviously contingent upon the character... who many feel IS Harrison Ford.

    I think for Indy, especially, you have to recognize that rebooting or recasting is going to necessarily isolate a huge portion of your audience and just focus on bringing in new fans who may be less familiar with the franchise.

    In terms of LEGO sets, I only collected the original trilogy sets to begin with, so if they do sprinkle some of those in, I always felt that the big misses the first time around came from the Canyon of the Crescent Moon... specifically the Mark VII and the Temple of the Sun. If I could just get those two sets (and Donovan, Marcus and Sallah), I'd be elated.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    y2josh said:

    Indiana Jones is obviously contingent upon the character... who many feel IS Harrison Ford.

    Indeed, I cannot picture another Indy, especially not some young actor.

    Still, I could never imagine getting used to Cumberbatch as Holmes, when the icon for me was Cushing, but after the first episode I found it perfectly fine. If they change the setting I could probably go along with a different Indy.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,097
    legodude said:

    Yes I agree, I would love to see more Indiana Jones sets! Please Disney have LEGO make Indiana Jones, Tron and POTC sets.



    Tron would be awesome. Just think of all the trans blue, red and yellow pieces we could get.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    There is no Indy but Ford, there is no Batman but Keaton, forever and ever, amen.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,234
    scrumper said:


    I'm in London and I can hear the whole of Scotland hurling abuse at you.

    Oh, sorry that was me (jk... it was my flatmate ;) ).
  • 91stlegotrooper91stlegotrooper Member Posts: 92
    I'm sorry if I sound little radical but how about taking Henry Jones Jr. completely out of the picture and his son take on his occupation. Have Mutt be the new Indiana Jones.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,509
    edited December 2013
    pharmjod said:

    They need to let JJ Abrams direct this one too, like the next Star Wars :)

    I do not think Indy needs lens flare and rapid camera movements.
    yknow, Indy has reportedly romanced a lot of women, it is not hard to write in someone else to fill Indy shoes, and can make for more comedic fodder between him and Marian
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,097
    No more Marion. She was the worst part of the last film. Which is too bad because she was so much better in Raiders.
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    Chris Pine is too busy being Capt Kirk, but he would make a good young Indy.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    Remember the Big Bang episode where they ruin Raiders of the Lost Ark for Sheldon? They tell him the whole movie would have ended the same way with Indy or without him.
    pharmjodjasorEKSam
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,887
    That was a great Big Bang. And it was totally something I had never considered either.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    After I saw that episode I watched the movie and went over and over it and they were right...changed how I watch movies forever.
    pharmjod
  • ObserverObserver Member Posts: 60
    Hopefully it will come back.
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    Sorry, they all look the same to me. I mean the accents all sound the same. Doh! Ok what about the bloke that plays Jax on "Sons of Anarchy"?
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    I doubt Son of Indy would be very popular. Would need to be a full reboot I think, maybe a bit younger. Would love to have seen a Fate of Atlantis movie to be honest.

    Not sure where this thread is going in a lego way though, Disney might release a new movie and there might be a lego licence.

    Bit too fuzzy for my liking, were the Indy sets popular? If its a reboot they'd surely be based on a new trilogy, rather than the old ones.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    My understanding is that the Indy sets just slightly predate the boom in LEGO overall sales. They missed me anyway, they were gone when I came back in Dec 2010.

    Would I go for new ones? Sure, if they did a HH sized set, but the kiddie sets? Naa, no interest.
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    The Indy sets were released around the end of my "dark ages" period. I came real close to buying the Flying Wing set. But not close enough. That is an awesome scene in the movie too.
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    The Indy sets were awesome. Peril in Peru remains the best non-juniorized airplane released to date.
    tedwardYellowcastle
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    edited December 2013

    The nuking of the fridge aside, I actually quite liked the 4th Indy movie... Much more than the terrible Temple of Doom, which is more or less unwatchable...

    The first and the third are the best, the fourth is ok, hate the second...

    Just wish so much time hadn't passed between 3 and 4, another movie or two in there would have been nice.

    I didn't like the "nuked" refrigerator, but I did like the scene. Nuketown, I loved it.

    I wish there were more movies as well. I don't think there needs to be Harrison Ford playing Indy, although he does have a son, but LeBeouff annoys me. Ford can play the role Sean Connery did in future films.

  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    edited December 2013
    Basically the best things about the Indy sets were the vehicles (which I may have said once or twice before. Or three or four or maybe more times...). I hadn't even seen the Indy films when the sets came out, but I certainly wanted the realistic German trucks from the set with the Ark, and the tan-coloured speedster from the Shanghai chase one.
    I think it's because the most recognisable and easily recreatable things from the films are the characters and vehicles (much like Star Wars, and unlike Harry Potter and LotR, where it is easier to make recognisable buildings/mythical animals).
    Which, hopefully, portends for another round of accurate-ish 1920s-50s vehicles in Lego sets if we see anything at all.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,097
    edited December 2013
    I was ok with Crystal Skull up until the goofy scene in the jungle where the Russian soldiers are dancing around the campfire. Then Marion shows up and we have to listen to their family squabble. Strange Alien mind meld with Indy and so on. From there on the movie kinda sucks. If they would have just stuck with Indy and his son going on an adventure together without the family drama it could have been a better movie.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,097
    I regret missing out on the Indy sets. There were a few great ones IMO. I did pick up an incomplete Temple Escape. I think it was a nice, complete set for $60.
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