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Indy IV Has Six Titles?
Well, it's one of these. Maybe

13 August 2007  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: SlashFilm

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The plot thickens! ComicCon came and went without an announcement on the Indiana Jones IV title, but news has emerged today that LucasFilm has filed six possible titles for the sequel with the MPAA - any of which may or may not turn out to be the real thing (cause that Lucas and Spielberg can be a bit tricksy, you know).

Here are the six titles, with our best guesses as to plot:

Indiana Jones and the City of Gods: Indy and son head to Rio in search of the perfect bikini for Marion Ravenwood, and find themselves in the middle of a gang war in the city's biggest slum. Ahem. But seriously, this could carry on the series' general Judeo-Christian theme. And it is the one that we had been tipped off about a few months back...

Indiana Jones and the Destroyer of Worlds: Seems a bit over the top, this title, but it's worth noting that this piece of Hindu scripture is associated with the first nuclear test on July 6, 1945. That might fit in with the 1950s Cold War setting.

Indiana Jones and the Fourth Corner of the Earth: Indy finds the lost continent of Atlantis, full of lots of little men in diving helmets teaching philosophy.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Well, it could be a reference to that Damien Hirst bit with the diamonds, but there is a modern legend that thirteen crystal skulls exist around the globe, of ancient origin and full of mystical power (power to do what is less clear). Five have apparently been found already, and it's already been rumoured that they could provide a MacGuffin for the picture. Still, kinda corny title.

Indiana Jones and the Lost City of Gold: The Central American legend of El Dorado's always been fertile ground for filmmakers and, amazingly, Indy's never been near it (unless you count a German Young Indiana Jones novel, which we don't). Or it could be a quest to find all 39 episodes of the Mysterious Cities of Gold, but perhaps that's less likely.

Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Covenant: Indy goes in search of...that Renny Harlin film of last year, about teen models with magical powers? Or not. It could of course be the Ark of the Covenant, but he found that once already and it'd be kinda careless if he had to find it again. This could refer to any number of things - "the covenant" is the sort of phrase that crops up in Dan Brown novels to refer to some evil organisation but it doesn't really mean anything.

So, what have we learned? Well, very little. The fact that cities are mentioned in two titles might mean it's fractionally more likely to be one of those; the fact that the crystal skulls have already been rumoured might give credence to that title; the Destroyer of Worlds bit would sit best against a nuclear background. And of course, it might be none of these - other titles may follow to the MPAA. But it's food for thought this Monday morning, and might provide our first clue to the plot of the next instalment.


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RE: Indy 4
I think we should all be prepared for it to suck. How often are sequels any good? Last Crusade was pants-a virtual retread of Raiders with overblown setpieces that lasted waaaay to long. At least if you're expecting a turkey you can only be impressed.... More

Posted by bendoofus at 13:37 on 20 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Children of the sun, lalalalalalala
L: s02bf16c Oh I can see it now...... Indy = Mendoza, Esteban = Shia and er Xia = Megan Fox.....! The Mysterious Cities of Gold return, woo!! How cool would it be to see Indy in the cockpit of the Golden Condor?? Yeah pretty sweet......... -ah-uuh-aaaah, searching for the ci-ties of gold, aaah-uuh-ahh-uuh-aah someday we will find the ci-ties of Gold!! ] More

Posted by Sphinx at 20:05 on 16 August 2007 | Report This Post

Indiana Jones and the six titles of misdirection.
I love it when there is so much intrigue involved with movie making. Whatever they call it it will be excellent, Spielberg is directing so Lucas cant fuck it up. They could call it "Indiana Jones and the Supermarket trolley of Asda" Where Indy is retired and working as a trolley collector in his local Asda/Wal-mart to supplement his pension and finds a golden supermarket trolley inbued with special powers, or how about "Indiana Jones and the lost cavern of Argos" Where Indy is retired and wo More

Posted by kinge247 at 13:31 on 16 August 2007 | Report This Post

I dunno, I'm makin this up as I go
I think the title is fairly irrelevent, we're all just hoping for a solid yarn without too much cruddy c.g.i. to ruin the memory of the original movies(no offence Mr Lucas) More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 22:27 on 14 August 2007 | Report This Post

Find Abners special subject and u know the films plot and Tittle
i think it will be simaler to Indy 3 where instead of indys dad being held hostage and knowing everything it will be Abner Ravenwood being held hostage by the soviets and being a specialist on a certain subject if u can find out his subject u know what the film will be about More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 20:17 on 14 August 2007 | Report This Post

Children of the sun, lalalalalalala
Oh I can see it now...... Indy = Mendoza, Esteban = Shia and er Xia = Megan Fox.....! The Mysterious Cities of Gold return, woo!! How cool would it be to see Indy in the cockpit of the Golden Condor?? Yeah pretty sweet......... More

Posted by s02bf16c at 17:32 on 14 August 2007 | Report This Post

Who was it that suggested Star Wars Episode Three should be called Greetings From Belgium? That cracked me up, I hope the new Indiana Jones film is called that... More

Posted by dead man at 17:03 on 14 August 2007 | Report This Post

Check out the poster
With that box there. Whaddya think looks most likely? Hmmm More

Posted by Frydazechyld at 12:31 on 14 August 2007 | Report This Post

Check out the poster
With that box there. Whaddya think looks most likely? Hmmm More

Posted by Frydazechyld at 12:30 on 14 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Indy IV Has Six Titles?
I quite like Indiana Jones and the Destroyer of Worlds...   Got a nice cheesey fifties ring to it, much like Lucas's own much maligned "attack of the Clones" (the title, im refering to here)... but they both have a lot of oomph! Conjurs up some cool images. More

Posted by Cartman at 11:53 on 14 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE: RE: Possible Indy 4 Titles.
L: Mr Grady I don't think it's any of them.sp; Interesting point. Those boys do like to sadistically put the fans on the wrong track again and again. More

Posted by Jessica_ca_ca_ca at 09:36 on 14 August 2007 | Report This Post

if any one can lip read watch the comic con video where steve mouths the title it doesn't look like city of gods More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 21:50 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE: RE: Possible Indy 4 Titles.
I don't think it's any of them.       More

Posted by Mr Grady at 21:00 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
City of God is most plausible, for fuck sake don't let Spielberg choose quest for the covenant it sounds like a cop-out! More

Posted by Sphinx at 20:51 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

i think destroyer of worlds after reading empire going on about area 51 and the interest of the soviets indy could have to steal an alien weapon before the russians get there hands on it and considering both lucas and steve are mad about space it seems likley More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 18:35 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

Indy 4
I dont know about this man! I cant see Lucas and Spielberg having Indy snorkling around the lost "continent" of Atlantis like Spongebob!!! I was always hoping they would make The Monkey King/Garden of Life, the script is quite good. Crazy adventure with Pirates and Pygmies! But is he too old......yes he is. On the other hand, any other actor for this role would definately get a bad reception! Its difficult. This should have been made a while ago. More

Posted by TheDude84 at 16:22 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hmm
L: simonmckergan1 I reckon its the first one, Indiana Jones and the City of Gods....sp; That's the one that sounds good to me! More

Posted by Jessica_ca_ca_ca at 15:37 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hmm
I reckon its the first one, Indiana Jones and the City of Gods.... More

Posted by simonmckergan1 at 13:27 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

Hmm
You know what, I think such is the anticipation and hype surrounding this film, they could name it: 'Indiana Jones & The Search For My Missing Speedo's' and still guarantee world ticket sale domination! I got to be honest, I am slightly wetting myself with excitement over this. Please god make it good guys, PLEEASSEE! Yes its a launch platform to re-kindle Mr Fords ailing acting career, but lets be honest, who cares! That isn't a man alive out there who doesnt like Indiana Jones, & i More

Posted by Achilles at 12:16 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

I think it's nice that Spielberg and co are keeping things hidden on the title and plot front. Lucas reckoned you couldn't hide anything in our internet-obsessed age but it seems that with a little bit of good old fashioned mis-direction and simply keeping mouths shut Indiana Jones 4 might just retain some of its mystery until 2008. Stranger things have happened... Don't be tempted people. Wait until the movie comes out and it'll be even more fun - promise! More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 11:06 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

My, my, my..........
..they're being very crafty feckers about this aren't they? More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 10:49 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I like the City of the gods and the Quest for the Covenant.   Wonder what it will turn out to be.   Yes Last Crusade didnt mean Indy's last crusade, but the last crusade of the knights. More

Posted by shool at 10:44 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

Quest for the Covenant: Ark number on the crate on indy official site
Just off the top of my head, Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Covenant seems to be the most likely title mainly because the crate on www.indianajones.com bears the sames number as on the crate which holds the ark. just a thought... More

Posted by graemebuckley at 10:41 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
I'm guessing the reason the last one was called the Last Crusade is that it was the last of the holy crusades and not Indy's last crusade. More

Posted by The Bantam Menace at 10:29 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

still is weird considering the last film was called the Last crusade maybe they should call it indianna jones out of retirement More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 09:56 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

My guess is it's the first one. Seems to scan better than the others. More

Posted by asw at 09:48 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

Too much info More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 09:35 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

Eldorado
Just a little correction: The German Eldorado-novel is not a Young Indy story but an almost-the-same-age-as-in-the-old-movies-story. A very good one, too. Written by Wolfgang Hohlbein, who imho would have been a great writer for the new movie. More

Posted by Moviesteve at 09:21 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

enough teasing just tell us already the same could be said about jj abrahms and marc foster i have no paitence i demand to know all movie titles More

Posted by Tony Soprano at 08:52 on 13 August 2007 | Report This Post

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