Indiana Jones rumors are like tabloids. You can’t stop reading them even though most of the time they’re wrong. Well, the latest rumor circling the web about Indiana Jones 5 is that it will be about, or set in, the Bermuda Triangle and start filming next year. An anonymous source claimed: “George [Lucas] and Steven [Spielberg] have been working on a script and it’s almost there.”
Like most rumors, you’ve got to take this with a grain of salt. Lucas has been producing Red Tails and Spielberg has been attached to, well, a million things so who knows when either would have the time to work on a script. Then again, Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf have each dropped hints in recent months that could point to the Triangle.
For more possible information on the sequel and the Bermuda Triangle, hit the jump. [UPDATE: Producer Frank Marshall tweeted “The rumor about INDY 5 is completely false. Nothing has changed, we are not shooting next year and still in the research phase…”]
According to the source of New Zealand website Stuff, “Harrison is on stand-by for filming next year” and “Shia LaBeouf has a central role again as Indy’s son but this will be a blockbuster made in the old fashioned way rather than the CGI efforts of the last movie.”
Fans of the series know that this goes without saying. The end of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull certainly set up a major continuing role for Mutt and the reliance on CGI was one of the primary criticisms of the film.
The biggest thing, however, is the Bermuda Triangle. For those who don’t know, it’s a region of the Atlantic Ocean created by the southern tip of Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. The mythology behind the place is that all types of vessels disappear there. How and what this has to do with Indiana Jones is beyond me. There are literally thousands of different events and stories surrounding this piece of ocean so maybe there’s some sort of relic buried in there. Either way, many of the theories are about aliens. And we all know how that worked out last time.