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Rumor: Indiana Jones has a daughter who will get TV series 12 Jan, 2020 / 13 comments

Indiana Jones news is so scanty that rumor is often all we have to go on. Well, today’s rumor, courtesy of the rumor-mongers at We Got This Covered, is that Disney is developing a television series starring the daughter of one Professor Henry Jones, Jr. The idea is that the character would be introduced in Indiana Jones 5, because back-channeling a reboot via Harrison Ford’s final film isn’t cynical at all.

Still, giving Indiana Jones a daughter (which the Young Indiana Jones wraparounds in fact do) has always been an idea with potential. Apparently it was considered for the fourth film, but Spielberg rejected it. (Not sure why Indy needed offspring at all, but whatever.) The idea of Indy passing the baton to a successor character in the fifth film has been speculated on quite a bit, and a daughter role would be as good as any for such a transition. I don’t know how old a daughter of Indy could be if she’s meant to be the legitimate child of the newly married Jones’s, but it’s hardly implausible that Indy would have fathered a few other bastards besides Mutt over the years.

What leaves me scratching my head, however, is why you’d want Indy’s successor trapped in the 1960s-70s. Unlike, say, Bond, which is flexible enough a sandbox to update with the times, Indiana Jones has always been tied to a particular era – the golden age of pulp – and it seems to me that departing from it was really only to accommodate Harrison Ford’s age. If there had been some way to freeze the actor at his Raiders age, we’d still be getting adventures set in the 30s and 40s. So, it’s hard for me to imagine what the future this rumor suggests would even look like. Once you’ve retired Ford and have some other adventurer running around during the Nixon presidency, are we really even resembling the original IP enough to bother connecting to it?

The main reason this rumor excites me is that it means by implication that there’s life left in Indiana Jones 5. Things have remained alarmingly silent on a project that pretty much has to be in front of the cameras in a matter of months if it is to make its release date. Either I’m unequal to the challenge of second grade arithmetic, or an announcement has to be arriving imminently. Rest assured that when the news breaks, Mojo will be the sixth to let you know.

13 Comments

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    ThunderPeel2001 on 18 Jan, 2020, 10:11…
    Exactly!
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    Scummbuddy on 18 Jan, 2020, 03:22…
    A deserving remaster is the Curse Of Monkey Island remaster with the non-downgraded visuals and music, and also adding back in the planned animated cutscene of Elaine breaking the controls to the Monkey head Rollercoaster Hellride.
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    Jones Jr on 18 Jan, 2020, 00:09…

    Rum_Rogers

    ThunderPeel2001

    Rum_Rogers

    It's almost over, guys.



    What?! Never! 10 years to go, at least! Just wait until the next round of remasters! Where are we going to complain about them if MixNMojo doesn't exist?



    In 9 years it's already time for a Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition: Special Edition.
    Can't wait!



    It'll be the 4K remaster we've all been waiting for!
    I'd be happy if they'd just fix Guybrush's ridiculous hair...
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    Rum_Rogers on 17 Jan, 2020, 01:14…

    ThunderPeel2001

    Rum_Rogers

    It's almost over, guys.



    What?! Never! 10 years to go, at least! Just wait until the next round of remasters! Where are we going to complain about them if MixNMojo doesn't exist?



    In 9 years it's already time for a Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition: Special Edition.
    Can't wait!
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 14 Jan, 2020, 20:52…

    Rum_Rogers

    It's almost over, guys.



    What?! Never! 10 years to go, at least! Just wait until the next round of remasters! Where are we going to complain about them if MixNMojo doesn't exist?
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    Rum_Rogers on 14 Jan, 2020, 00:27…
    What I'm really desperate to play is Psychonauts 2. I mean from LucasArts alumni. It's also the year of Cyberpunk 2077, but this ain't the right website to talk about that.
    Only Leisure Suit Larry is happily accepted as an exception here.
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    Scummbuddy on 13 Jan, 2020, 23:57…
    The "Diana Jones" joke is quite good.

    As for news, we've got the Boss Fight Studios Sam and Max toys still coming along with new images recently on their Instagram, and the pending Limited Run Games re-releases of some games still to be given a timetable.
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    Rum_Rogers on 13 Jan, 2020, 22:17…
    Seriously though, sad times for LucasArts nostalgics. It's almost over, guys.
    Luckily I've embraced different game genres and modern games in the last few years, or I'd be done for.
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    Bloodnose on 13 Jan, 2020, 18:50…
    My favorite gaming website has now become my favorite source for Indiana Jones-related content
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    Remi on 13 Jan, 2020, 02:45…
    Mojo is now officially scraping the bottom of the barrel.
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    monkeyboobs on 13 Jan, 2020, 01:08…
    Diana Jones :D
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    Jones Jr on 12 Jan, 2020, 23:53…

    Rum_Rogers

    Why they don't change Indy's actor à la James Bond is beyond me.
    Yes I mean it, there's Indy without Harrison Ford.
    Better having a young adult as Indy than an old man or his daughter. It worked for Bond so what the heck.



    Absolutely. Surely it couldn't be any worse than Crystal Skull. Just have to get the right actor. For a 'how not to' on replacing Harrison Ford with a younger actor, refer Solo: A Star Wars Movie. Avoid that trap and all should be well.
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    Rum_Rogers on 12 Jan, 2020, 22:15…
    Why they don't change Indy's actor à la James Bond is beyond me.
    Yes I mean it, there's Indy without Harrison Ford.
    Better having a young adult as Indy than an old man or his daughter. It worked for Bond so what the heck.

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