Now, I myself have never been the biggest fan of Indiana Jones, though at one point in my life I’m sure I was diving through my parent’s closet to find a fedora and leather jacket (God help me if I found a whip), but I must say the third film was probably my absolute favorite.

Ford’s sidekick was much more fine-tuned than a crazy Latina-esque chick or a tiny, crazy Asian boy who sounded like Fuu Man Chuu or whatever. The chemistry of the characters was just stronger, and that definitely boosted the feeling of “adventure.”

Well, everyone’s been waiting for the news, and a few weeks ago it was announced that yes, in fact, Indiana “Henry” Jones will be making a return, starring the much…much aged Harrison Ford. Oh dear…did anyone even SEE Firewall ? I didn’t…and I really don’t think I was missing much.

Seriously, I’m going to find that clip from Robot Chicken and put it up soon…

In any case, an OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE has been put up for the film from HNR.

Here’s an excerpt with a link to the full page:

The World’s Favorite Action Hero is Back!

Indiana Jones to Start Production in 2007.

In a long-awaited announcement, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg revealed today that the fourth installment of Indiana Jones will begin production in June 2007. Harrison Ford returns in his role as the daring Dr. Jones for the new adventure. The film will be produced by Lucasfilm Ltd., directed by Steven Spielberg and released by Paramount Pictures throughout the world in May 2008.

I’d like to see what they decide to do with the franchise, I think it could be really interesting…but still wasn’t Indy immortal at the end of Crusade? So shouldn’t he still look 30 or whatever?

I dunno, someone explain this to me. Or maybe I just don’t care enough. Sequels are for video games, and I thought Crusade was a GREAT ending to the series. What are your thoughts ?