Here is what we legit know so far about the fifth Indiana Jones installment:
Indiana Jones 5 is currently filming with Harrison Ford returning as everybody’s favorite mild-mannered archeologist/adventurer/Nazi puncher: (Indiana) Henry Jones, Jr.
Not returning, however, is the director of the previous 4 installments: Steven Spielberg (which, after seeing Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, may not be a bad thing).
Indy 5 will instead be directed by Logan director James Mangold (which should be a good thing).
Mangold is a terrific choice seeing as how this is, in all likelihood, Ford’s last go-around as the aged adventurer and probably looking to pass the metaphorical torch (AKA whip, weathered leather jacket and Fedora) to the next generation…again (sorry Shia Labeouf).
Side note: If you pay close attention in Raiders of the Lost Ark, you realize that World War II never would have happened if not for Indiana Jones’ mishaps…
Anyway, the actual story for Indy 5 sounds like it will probably be taking place in the 1960’s or 1970’s, which given Ford’s age, makes sense. But what will the 79-year-old adventurer be searching for this time?
Here are Geeky Daddy’s Top Rejected (assumably) Story Ideas for Indiana Jones 5:
INDIANA JONES AND THE SEARCH FOR MORE METAMUCIL
The global supply chain pandemic $#!Tshow is the real villain here as Indy battles his greatest foe: Regularity.
This episode features a re-enactment of the classic ‘dragged under the nazi truck’ scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, only this time using shopping carts in the medicine aisle of a CVS drug store in south Florida.
And this is all before the cashier refuses his Medicaid discount!
INDIANA JONES AND THE QUEST FOR THE MISSING READING GLASSES
Similar to how Lucasfilm producer Katheleen Kennedy lost her sense of direction mid way through the Star Wars sequel trilogy (yeah, I’m still bitter), in a more slap-stick route for the Indy franchise, Indy finds his way into various hidden temples, but can’t remember what he came there looking for in the first place.
He eventually wakes up to find the entire misadventure was a dream that took place while he fell asleep in his favorite recliner while watching a PGA Senior golf tournament.
INDIANA JONES AND THE RACE TO GET HOME BEFORE DARK
After utilizing his AARP membership discount on his 4PM dinner with Marion at the Old Country Buffet, Indy is forced to battle his way through a gauntlet of glare from those dastardly modern LED car headlights on his race home before the end of twilight.
Can Indy out pace the sunset? Maybe he can team-up with Hunter Ellis and his ‘Tactical BattleVision Glasses‘
INDIANA JONES AND THE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF DOOM
This time around, Indy wants to erect a privacy fence around his detached condo but must first battle wits with the power-hungry, over-reaching board members of the local home owners association and their pesky deed restrictions.
Can Indy defeat the HOA’s Ten Commandments? And you thought the Nazis were tough!
What are some of your plot ideas for Indiana Jones 5? Let me know in the comments below!
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