So "Indiana Jones 4" has been in the news a lot lately, especially since it's been confirmed
that Even Stevens'
Shia LaBeouf has been added to a cast that supposedly includes Cate Blanchett and the rumored return of both Karen Allen and Sean Connery, but not John Rhys-Davies. One of the first sites to say that LaBeouf was for-certain "in" - about a month-and-a-half ago
- also said at the same time that the title of the 4th film is Indiana Jones and the City of Gods
(a piece of info that other "cool" movie info sites are only just recently picking up on). I say all this to demonstrate that the film is finally getting somewhere, and seems to be on-track for the filming to start in June 07 as planned, with a supposed box office debut of May 22, 2008.
So, by the time that film hits theaters, will we have had a chance to watch Young Indiana Jones
TV-DVDs all the way through, including the new historical documentaries being filmed to go along with it? Will the clean-up of the original episodes that George Lucas spoke of
be done in time for us to get Young Indy
as a nice, fat Christmas present this year? According to a new interview at the Tosche Station website
, Rick McCallum, who produced the series, says "yes"!:
You mentioned ”Young Indiana Jones”. When will it finally be released on DVD?
We are hoping that the first set will be released just before Christmas. I’m not sure about the date since Paramount is releasing it. Since Star Wars was finished one of the things we have been doing was making 94 documentaries which will be completed by the end of this month. (editors note: april 2007) These go with the TV series. There is a historical timeline that takes you trough the life of Young Indy and incredible documentaries about the people that he meets. That was a fun and fantastic experience.
I know I can't wait! Our thanks to readers "Henry" and "Oscar" for giving us the heads-up about this info at the Tosche Station website. Stay tuned and we'll keep you informed about further developments.