Lucas Talks "Old Man" Jones

George Lucas spoke with USA Today this week about a variety of subjest…one of which was Indiana Jones 4, how a 64 year old action hero was going to work….

“He’s not running in any of the movies,” Lucas says. “He’s either on a horse or driving a car or a motorcycle. And he’ll play his age in this movie with what’s appropriate. The chases are more suspenseful than speedy. Like the rolling ball in the first film — it’s not that he’s running that fast, it’s that there’s a giant ball coming at him. And he will get beat up, which is a tradition for us.”

He goes on to say that Sean Connery has yet to sign as Indy’s dad, but they’re still trying to get him. I wonder if they’ll have to re-write the script if he won’t come on board….

He also, oddly, goes out of his way to make it clear that Kate Blanchett wasn’t his choice for Indy’s new love interest. “That’s who my director wanted, and I always bow to the wishes of my director…I approved it because she seemed like a good idea. When I met her at the Academy Awards, I told her, ‘Hey, you work for me now!’ ”

Anybody else find those last few lines a bit odd?

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