Fox News caught up with George at Cannes and he says there’s a strong possibility for sequels. With, as many have been contemplating, Shia LeBeouf in the lead. Oh, George, you crazy diamond.
Next up, The Clone Wars and why it’s not being released by Fox:
“No one wanted it,” he told me. “Every studio rejected it, including Fox, and I’m very loyal to them. They have right of first refusal. Eventually I brought it to Warners. It’s the first time that three components of the studio have acted together. It’s very exciting.
…Every studio? Huh.
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.
They report that “Paramount insiders” feel it’s a sure thing, and that the stars have already been told. The official lineup won’t be confirmed until April.
The latest buzz seems to be that Spielberg’s people are negotiating to have Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull open the Cannes Film Festival. (You may recall that Revenge of the Sith opened the festival back in 2005.) Cannes starts on May 15th this year, and the film is set for a May 22nd release.
Another rumor: Reshoots!