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George Lucas Will Be Involved With Indiana Jones 5

When George Lucas sold off his stake in Lucasfilm, did it with the stated intention of retiring from making big-budget movies. But Lucas' buddy Steven Spielberg isn't done with their shared Indiana Jones franchise just yet: the director of the previous four Indy films wants to make a fifth, and he intends to bring Lucas out of blockbuster retirement to make it happen. Lucas, who initially conceived of the character and helped come up with the story for each installment in the series, hasn't commented publicly regarding the extent of his involvement, but Spielberg sounds like he won't take no for an answer.

"Of course—I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas," he told Comic Book Resources. "That would be insane."

Spielberg and Lucas are longtime friends, having first met in 1967. Spielberg is somewhat responsible for Star Wars' iconic score, as he was the one who introduced Lucas to John Williams. There's even the rumor that Spielberg was Lucas' first choice to direct Return of the Jedi. Though he supposedly declined, Spielberg couldn't resist Lucas' request to guest-direct a few short moments of Revenge of the Sith—and similarly, while Lucas may have torn himself away from studio filmmaking, he won't be able to decline this offer from an old friend.