During an interview with Empire Magazine, Steven Spielberg was asked briefly about the prospects of “Indiana Jones 5”:
“You have to ask George Lucas. George is in charge of breaking the stories. He’s done it on all four movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories,” he said, adding, “He is working on Indy V. We haven’t gone to screenplay yet, but he’s working on the story. I’ll leave it to George to come up with a good story.”
Okay it looks like that won’t be happening for quite some time since Lucas doesn’t seem to care for anything else but Star Wars. But what about the criticisms for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
“I sympathise with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin, he explained. “George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn’t want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in – even if I don’t believe in it – I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it.”
So a fifth chapter is coming Indy fans, just a matter of when.