Apparently, you're going to hate the new Indiana Jones movie, unless you liked the first three. Oh, and Star Wars could go on forever, or at least 100 episodes, now that it's no longer a movie series. Those are just two unexpected revelations from George Lucas in a recent interview. Read on to find out more about the new Indy film and what the future holds for Star Wars.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Lucas was candid about why Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull may disappoint fans:
[W]e know that for the fans it won't be the movie that they have been making in their minds for the last 19 years, so they all get bent out of shape. A lot of the critics forget that they didn't like the first three, and so they get off on this one, too — or it's not the Second Coming. And, yeah, we didn't make it bigger and better, we made it exactly the same. So if you loved the other ones, you'll love this one. But if you expect to have F-14s flying under freeways — that isn't there. It's just another period adventure movie with this wacky archaeologist.
Of course, if you're wanting more Star Wars, you're in luck, because there's a lot more coming in the form of animated and live action TV shows:
I'm just starting to work on the scripts now for the live-action TV series. We finished the first year of Clone Wars, [and] we're in the middle of working on the second year. I'm finishing the scripts for the third year. And now I'm working on the scripts for the first year of the live-action show. [Smiles] So it's a lot of scripts... [W]hat we do in our TV series is we write the entire first year and finish it as a script. Then we start getting ready to shoot it, then we start casting, and then we do it. We know where the whole first year is before we even start to work on it. I mean, I can do that because I'm financing the whole thing. So I've got it pegged out for 100 episodes, and I know exactly what I'm going to do and how I'm going to do it and what the risks are.
Those risks, hopefully, include "More Ewoks" and "Any Jar Jar Binks at all."
George Lucas on 'Star Wars,' Indiana Jones [Entertainment Weekly]