Wow, that’s one long movie title, and therefore a long article title too, for which I apologise. Something which Shia LaBeouf fears he may have to do if the latest instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise starring him, and err Harrison Ford of course, gets slated by the critics.
The Indiana Jones series is one of those massive franchises that seems untouchable to outsiders. In the same way as Back to the Future is Michael J Fox, and Rambo is Sylvester Stallone, there is only one man needed in an Indiana Jones film, and that is Harrison Ford.
So LaBeaouf obviously has some reservations on entering the big man’s patch, and possibly screwing the whole thing up. According to Digital Spy, he told Empire:
“It was terrifying to join this franchise. Everything you imagine it is, is exactly what it is. You don’t want to be the addition who ruined everything. And you know there’s going to be so much critique, that it can be quite daunting.”
“Harrison always used to say before every take, ‘Alright, let’s shoot this piece of shit.’ It was his way of alleviating the pressure. Another hats-off thing about Harrison is that he’s the troop leader – he’s General Patton; the guy leading the surge. When you’re around him, you don’t feel that pressure.”
Don’t worry Shia, I’m sure it’ll be fine. You didn’t mess the Transformers film up, although I would obviously have preferred more kick ass robot sequences rather than you and your girlfriend smooching.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (seriously, who chose that title, it won’t even fit on the movie posters!) opens worldwide on May 22.