“What Did You Just Say?”

Filed under:Movies — posted by Anwyn on September 10, 2007 @ 3:08 pm

“Crystal … duck … ?”

No, crystal skull, as in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Eah. They’ve been getting title ideas from some of the wrong places, apparently.

But the title won’t bother me nearly as much as some of the rumors E! news is floating.

Other possibilities include the British-born Hurt taking over where a now-retired Sean Connery left off as Indy’s father in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (or playing Albert Einstein, depending on whom you ask); Broadbent playing a bumbling yet useful sidekick à la Denholm Elliot’s Professor Marcus Brody; and Spielberg’s missus, Kate Capshaw, returning as Temple of Doom gal Willie Scott.

Well, yeah, I suppose that everything and everybody ever in it before could come back, but that’s not a good basis for even a rumor. If Indy’s dad is in the script with a different actor behind him, though, I may not bother.

In other news, Karen Allen’s back in, which make’s E!’s bundle of rumors that much weirder: Kate Capshaw back in as well? As I recall, Capshaw’s character’s main weapon is a scream that could curdle milk, while Allen hits people over the head with heavy stuff. No contest.

Update: Both E! and I should look at the frickin’ IMDb page before we post. John Hurt’s character is Abner Ravenwood, not Indy’s dad, and nobody will believe me now but I thought it possible that he would be playing a flashback version of Marion’s dad before I saw E!’s nonsense. Very well then.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace