Entertainment Weekly is coming out with its Summer Movie Preview this week, and it’s not too big of a surprise that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made the cover. And they also sat down with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to talk about Indy, Cate Blanchett’s overwhelming awesomeness, filmmaking, and all the other stuff you expect them to address, like Will Ferrell and Steve Carrell.
And thankfully, after an interview or two full of doom and gloom, George has found his sense of humor again. Phew.
The actor told the BBC that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will open Cannes, but the official schedule won’t be out until later in the month. The BBC also says that Hurt will be playing Abner Ravenwood, Indy’s mentor and Marion’s father, but I don’t believe that has been confirmed (James?) by any official sources.
Head over to IndianaJones.com to watch the first TV commercial for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Think now that they’re getting the merchandising out of the way, we could maybe get some permalinks?
Pete Vilmur interviews the prolific artist about his work for Indiana Jones franchise.
USAToday reveals a new Struzan poster for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, while IESB caught The Clone Wars poster at ShoWest.
ETA: You can purchase the Indy poster now at Star Wars Shop.
Brand new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull photo debuts (on print) Friday in the latest issue of Empire. You can check it out without all the extraneous junk over at StarWars.com, which also has behind-the-scenes video from Annie Leibovitz’s Vanity Fair photo shoot and the movie novelization cover.
ETA: And another!
See the whole thing at StarWars.com.
Premiere Magazine does an interview with John Hurt on being in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The veteran actor talks about being cast but keeps contractually mum about the script as his role, even amid speculation that he plays Abner Ravenwood. He also discusses working with the divine Spielberg and leaving Lucas alone.
Other news from the world of Indiana Jones:
The cover of J.W. Rinzler’s The Complete Making of Indiana Jones (covering all 4 movies) has been revealed on starwars.com. The book comes out May 22, 2008.
Disc Nine of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones – Volume Two: The War Years is visited on starwars.com, with a historical lecture on War and Revolution, and for your computer, an interactive timeline and a game called “Special Delivery” based on Indy’s adventures in Africa.
And of course, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones – Volume Two: The War Years was released this past Tuesday on DVD. Get it wherever DVD box sets are sold.
Well well, look what showed up today:
You can download a larger version at indianajones.com, but turn your speakers down first.