Well, almost another year has passed, which means it’s time to check in on the progress of the proposed fifth Indiana Jones movie. We first heard rumblings about the movie in the spring of 2015, and last year we were teased with a 2019 release date. Well, this time we have some bad news for you, as it seems like you’re going to have to wait a bit longer.
Earlier today THR’s Borys Kit posted the following to Twitter:
Indiana Jones will swing into theatres later than initially expected: it moves to 7/10/20 from 7/19/19.
The delay isn’t exactly the most exciting thing to hear, and we really don’t know why it’s happening for sure. Likely the the only reason for the move is to make room for the “Let’s pretend this CGI movie is Live Action” Lion King film which has now snagged the 2019 slot.
Losing Carrie Fisher yesterday has hit most of us pretty hard. I mean, I can’t be the only one whose Facebook feed is composed 90% of people mourning her death. And though she drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra, I think it’s important to take a minute and look back fondly.
By that, I of course mean “Watch Carrie Fisher lovingly mock George Lucas.”
Back in 2005, George Lucas was given a lifetime achievement award by the American Film Institute. Fisher was tasked with introducing him, but rather than give your typical glowing introduction… she gave the world this. And you should watch it.
Watch it and smile that we got lucky enough to breathe the same air as this woman.
Occasionally we reach a point in fandom where it feels like the snake has begun to eat itself. That’s the case with the latest news about the episode of Legends of Tomorrow that will air January 24th. You see, an important part of the episode, apparently, will be about keeping a young George Lucas from quitting film school.
Titled “Raiders of the Lost Art,” it seems that if Lucas never makes Star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark, neither Ray nor Nate will be inspired to pursue their respective careers in science or archeology. Lucas will be played by Matt Angel, and, well… this is crazy, right? This is the actual plot of an episode?
I mean, I’m honest to god not sure if I should be excited or frightened by this whole thing. When you go this far, it’ll either end up great or just be the worst thing ever. I honestly don’t think there’s an inbetween on this kind of thing.
There’s a petition out there to have George Lucas replace Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars Episode IX. Over 20,000 people have signed it.
This is, frankly, one of the worst ideas ever conceived, and Trae is going to tell you why (unfortunately with too much backlight).
“The Off Week” is a series of videos produced by Nerd & Tie in the weeks where we aren’t producing a full length podcast. The goal is to raise questions and make you think about things that you’ve maybe taken for granted.
Midwestern geeks rejoice, for George Lucas’s proposed museum (which will house his extensive movie memorabelia and art collection) is not destined for the west coast as originally thought, but instead for The Windy City (and place of my birth) — Chicago, IL.
Why not San Fransisco, where Lucas has been based for quite some time? Well, The Chicago Tribune writes:
The city got a shot at the museum because Lucas was unable to nail down an agreement for his first choice: a San Francisco bayside location on Crissy Field, part of a former Army base that was turned into an urban national park known as the Presidio. In a statement Tuesday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said the Presidio’s board “unwisely rejected” Lucas’ preferred site and “forced” him to consider Chicago.
The proposed site is where several parking lots sit near Soldier Field, and it still has to pass the Chicago Plan Commission… but the future for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in the midwestern Metropolis looks good.
Let’s hope it doesn’t bother the Soldier Field tailgaters too much.