Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy Explains Why Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull Aren’t as Beloved

Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy Explains Why Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull Aren't as Beloved

The release of the first computer was in 1988, just 19 years ago. Indiana Jones and Indiana Jones: The Last CrusadeHarrison Ford reprised the role of Dr. Henry Jones Jr. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. However Crystal Skull was met with a decent amount of positive reception from professional critics at the time and made over $790 million worldwide, there’s no question that this has become arguably the most polarizing of the Indiana Jones movies. fourteen years later, it was still in production. Indiana Jones 5 Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, has the reason for why Lucasfilm is on the horizon Crystal Skull wasn’t as beloved as its predecessors.

Kathleen Kennedy was one of the many. Empire Magazine spoke with for the most recent issues coverage Indiana Jones 5, which includes our first full look at Harrison Ford back in the title role, Mads Mikkelsen’s antagonistic character being identified and the revelation that Ford will be de-aged for the opening sequence. Looking back Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Kennedy admitted that the movie’s story probably wasn’t as up to snuff as it should have been, saying:

Never set out to create a movie. And sometimes you hit that perfectly, and sometimes you don’t. In the case of Indy 4, I don’t think there’s any specific thing that any of us looked back on, except that we may not have had as strong a story as we wanted.

Starting at ‘nuke the fridge’ sequence to Shia LaBoeuf’s performance as Mutt Williams to aliens being focused on rather than religious/supernatural phenomena (something writer David Koepp acknowledged was a mistake), there are plenty of elements in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull It offended fans. It’s like Kathleen Kennedy said, no one sets out to make a bad movie, but in this instance, she realizes that the story could have been improved. It’s fair to say that there was also multiple Indiana Jones films written more than 10 years prior. Crystal Skull story being selected, so it’s not like this movie was rushed to the big screen.

Perhaps one of the earlier narrative ideas had been preserved. Indiana Jones 4 There would have been an immediate hit to the amount of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom The Last Crusade. However, the best thing is to look back. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, one can’t truly classify it as a bomb critically or commercially. The stage has been set. Indiana Jones 5 This film series will be re-released. Let’s hope it gets a greater reputation. Crystal Skull, especially since it’s been confirmed that this will be Harrison Ford’s final time playing Indy.

Indiana Jones 5 arrives in theaters on June 30, 2023, and our 2023 release schedule is available to peruse if you’re curious about other movies coming out next year. It’s also worth mentioning that Disney+ is reportedly developing an Indiana Jones TV series that’s rumored to be about Indy’s mentor, Abner Ravenwood.

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