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George Lucas Talks "Indiana Jones 4"

Posted: September 19th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
George Lucas Talks "Indiana Jones 4"Submit Comment
Back when casting was still underway for "Indiana Jones 4," it was expected for Sean Connery to return as Indy's father. George Lucas has stated that Connery was already in the script and if he decided to reject the role, the script would have to go through some changes.

Connery passed on the role and it became anyone's guess whether his part was fully removed or modified for another person. To answer this question, Lucas spoke to TV Guide, revealing that the role of Henry Jones Sr was only intended as an early cameo and that his role has now been reworked into a new character.

"In the beginning, he was just in a little bit of it, and I think with the strength of Sean Connery, people would've wanted him to go all the way through the whole thing, and the story really didn't work that way," Lucas told the magazine. "And so I think there would've been some disappointment that [his character] dropped out partway through the movie. By having somebody else fill that role, you lose him without any regret, so to speak, even though we got a great actor to play the part. And I mean, he's not his father, so it's much easier..."

With all the hints, Lucas is not saying who will play this new part. "It's just a completely different character, so you're not invested in him in any way," he continues. "The fact that that character, after the first part of the movie, isn't needed doesn't become a problem. Whereas I think with the scene we had, where [Indy] says goodbye to his dad, everybody was, 'Wait a minute! Isn't he coming back?' So in the end, I think it turned out for the best."

Click here to read more about "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

Source: TV Guide


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