With Steven Spielberg going on a new press circuit for his upcoming release of The Adventures of Tintin, it goes without saying that he will be fielding many questions on the future sequel prospects of Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. We have our first examples down below courtesy of an interview the director had with Empire, which had the two franchises being brought up once again.
Asked about some of the criticism in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
"I sympathise with people who didn't like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin, he explained. "George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn't want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in - even if I don't believe in it - I'm going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it."
What about a fifth Indiana Jones adventure?
"You have to ask George Lucas. George is in charge of breaking the stories. He's done it on all four movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories," he said, adding, "He is working on Indy V. We haven't gone to screenplay yet, but he's working on the story. I'll leave it to George to come up with a good story."
What about the long-awaited return to Jurassic Park?
"The screenplay is being written right now by Mark Protosevich. I'm hoping that will come out in the next couple of years. We have a good story. We have a better story for four than we had for three..."