There are times when you have to close certain doors – times to let go of a franchise and move on to new stories. I think it’s important to recognize those moments before you go too far and end something wonderful, like the tales of Indiana Jones, on a horrible note. You don’t want the last memories of fans to be sour ones. Some of you will no doubt argue that the fourth installment, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, wasn’t the ideal way to end the saga, but if you’ve seen that film, you can imagine how low a fifth one could sink.
I’m not a fan of the fourth movie, and I’ve only seen it once. I adore Indy, but I’m happy with the trilogy of original movies. The adventure, the story, the casting – it’s all wonderful. The fourth one missed the magic for myself and many others, but that doesn’t mean fans don’t get excited over rumblings about a fifth movie. Well, producer Frank Marshall recently spoke with Collider and said that for him, it’s over.
I say, for me, [Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea, there’s no MacGuffin.
Marshall also mentions that Lucas has no real “hunger” to make another installment. And you know what? That’s just fine with me. It doesn’t mean it will never happen; things change. But as of right now, it seems like we won’t be subject to any further disappointment.