Shia LaBeouf Confirmed as "Indiana Jones" Junior

According to one of Slate Magazine's sources, it's a done deal: Shia LaBeouf IS on board to play the heroic archaeologist's son in "Indiana Jones 4."

Slate doesn't reveal its very reliable source, but the publication certainly isn't known as a gossip rag, so I've no problem accepting the scoop -- but obviously we'll all want some confirmation from George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, or the magical movie-making wizards over at Paramount Pictures.


LaBeouf in "Transformers"

In case you hadn't noticed the past year has been pretty darn big for the young Mr. LaBeouf. He's got the thriller "Disturbia" coming out soon, he's a featured player in Michael Bay's "Transformers," and now this Indiana Jones gig! Kinda makes you forget he was in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

Source: Slate Magazine

Comments

frogleg

Josh Quarles

Crap.

Mar 8 - 05:42 AM

okito

okito m

cool.

Mar 8 - 07:18 AM

reavus4983

Mike Saxton

Hilary Duff should play his daughter. That would be so cool!

Mar 8 - 07:52 AM

WiseGuy

Philip Zamora

I don't care either way. I am gonna keep an open mind about this idea and hope that it isn't gonna go the route of Jar Jar or Young Anakin.

Mar 8 - 07:52 AM

Tombstone Law Dog

Daniel Klein

[b]God [of good cinema] is Dead[/b]
Let me just get this rather obvious--and rhetorical-- rant out of my system:

WHY IN GOD'S GREEN FUCK DO THEY INSIST UPON MAKING 'SON OF' MOVIES!?!?!

-Son of the Mask
-Son of Pink Panther
-Dr. Doolittle 3 (his daughter, and admittedly I didn't see it, but howyadoin' straight-to-video)

The unifying factor: THESE MOVIES BLOW PULSING, HAIRY CHUNKS ...and of course, some unartistic shitstain makes a pile o' cash off them...


No offense to LaBeouf, but to the makers of Indy 4, LET INDIE RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET WITH DIGNITY. BURN A COUPLE'A BRAIN CELLS AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING *NEW*

Having said that, I'm obviously going to go see it and give it a chance-- c'mon, you're not allowed to be born after '76 and miss it. I will simply NOT be happy about it.

Mar 8 - 08:31 AM

insanemansam5

Samuel Ewing

I'm not excited about this move Labeouf is a good actor he just seems completely wrong for the role that said yeah I'm sure Spielberg's a little bit better director that the person who did Son of the Mask.

Mar 8 - 09:22 AM

medicineman

Kim Hutton

WHY IN GOD'S GREEN **** DO THEY INSIST UPON MAKING 'SON OF' MOVIES!?!?!

Isn't it obvious that they are setting things up to make a transition from Harrison Ford so they can break off into a series of Indiana Jones Jr. movies? Can't you just see such a movie that will allow Indiana Jones to grow old while keeping Ford in the series for awhile to allow the Indiana Jones Jr. movies to get established?

Mar 8 - 11:40 AM

insanemansam5

Samuel Ewing

I'm not excited about this move Labeouf is a good actor he just seems completely wrong for the role that said yeah I'm sure Spielberg's a little bit better director that the person who did Son of the Mask.

Mar 8 - 09:22 AM

insanemansam5

Samuel Ewing

As bad as this sounds I'll hold off judgement till after I see Labeouf's action chops or lack there off in Transformers

Mar 8 - 09:24 AM

TheIceGhost

Harry Myland

If I can hold my tongue when it comes to Heath Ledger and the Joker, I can do it for Labeouf and his Indy gig.

It's way too early to make any judgements.

Mar 8 - 10:09 AM

TheIceGhost

Harry Myland

I'll quote myself here:

IT'S WAY TOO EARLY TO MAKE ANY JUDGMENTS!!

Chill people, seriously.

Mar 8 - 12:44 PM

JackHorner1979

tom brownbridge

Of course that in itself is a judgement.

Look, it's not too late to make a judgement or too early. That's what we do with movies. Some need to wait till a trailer is shown before they decide to see it or not. But ultimately it doesn't matter when a decision is made. Yes, ideally it's nice to see a film before judging it, but for crying out loud, we don't owe anything to art, or this film in particular. Some people make a decision to see a film because of the Indiana Jones name alone is attatched to a film. Apparently this judgement is ok, but when we are critical of a casting decision we should hold off because, for whatever reason it's not fair? Look, this series is on thin ice as it is, the creators have as much interest to me as a bad of corkscrew dog turds. So if you don't wish to "judge" (although in essense you are doing just that based on the title alone) so be it, but please don't assume others won't.

Mar 8 - 01:26 PM

TheIceGhost

Harry Myland

It's more of an opinion actually, there's a difference.

One of the major problems in this world is that people are too quick to judge. So that kid is pale as hell and grungy lookin', why does that instantly mandate that he's a huge nerd? It doesn't, but people make the call that he is. If people got to know who/what they were talking about instead of just assuming they'd find out that that kid is incredibly NOT nerdy, he's just irish and doesn't care what people think about him.

When the freakin' picture hasn't even been shot yet, the plot is hazy as hell, and people are making judgments that its going to suck; that's just plain ol' stupid. Yeah, people are going to do it, but again, there's a lot of stupid people out there. I hope this movie is amazing. Then I'll laugh, a lot.

That's what's wrong with people, too quick to judge. Sorry if I'm attempting to break that mold.

Again, that's my opinion, not a judgment.

Mar 8 - 02:18 PM

JackHorner1979

tom brownbridge

[b]What in Holy hell Roses are you talking about?[/b]
First off, we aren't discussing Irish kids or nerds. I see no reason to create analogies that don't apply, especially when we can simply follow the argument easily without foolish aid. Yes, judgments are made too harshly in this world, but I can't see how this applies yet again to film? A film, unlike have no need to be treated fairly. You don't owe art anything, but the time you wish to give it. We all make judgments based on films, be it who's directing, acting, content...
This is no difference. The ONLY difference is YOU seem to dislike negative commentary directed at a franchise you probably enjoy. I also enjoyed them, but as one grows older and i admit become rather embarrassed at the works of Lucas and Spielberg, I tend to "Judge" them harshly. If history proves anything, adding a kid is never a good sign of a solid film in an already established franchise. It's the final grasp at longevity. But of course it is, this is LUCAS we are talking about.

Mar 8 - 05:32 PM

bsideleau

Brandon Sideleau

wouldn't his son be in his 30's (at the very least) or probably even 40's by now????

Mar 8 - 10:25 AM

Ciaranmv

Ciaran Vejby

He looks nothing like Harrison Ford... he acts nothing like Harrison Ford... other than that, I'd say it's a perfect cast! Hopefully they won't go the Temple of Doom-humor-with-kids-and-dumb-blonde-route or otherwise we're in for a bumpy ride. Geez, I hope they don't give Indy Junior Junior his own movie like they did with the Star Wars prequels.

Mar 8 - 11:08 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Bring back short round. Random Asian kids with broken english can't be that hard to find.

To Ciaranmv, though I too think Temple of Doom was the least great of the series also think back to the moments you truly associate with the franchise and I think you'll be surprised how many of them were in TOD. I would be totally satisfied if they make another one of that quality.

Mar 8 - 11:16 AM

xensen

tyler christensen

[b]a guide to recognizing your saints[/b]
anyone that has seen this movie knows that the kid can act.
i'm not worried one bit.

Mar 8 - 11:19 AM

Floor Man

Floor Man

He can act, indeed. I'm so excited! I don't think we have anything to worry about; it's Spielberg and Lucas, plus the rest of the crew from the old ones. :) They also went through five or so screenplays before they (Spielberg and Lucas) got one they were happy with. It can't be that bad. Anyway, I'm pretty darn excited.

Mar 11 - 05:14 AM

medicineman

Kim Hutton

WHY IN GOD'S GREEN **** DO THEY INSIST UPON MAKING 'SON OF' MOVIES!?!?!

Isn't it obvious that they are setting things up to make a transition from Harrison Ford so they can break off into a series of Indiana Jones Jr. movies? Can't you just see such a movie that will allow Indiana Jones to grow old while keeping Ford in the series for awhile to allow the Indiana Jones Jr. movies to get established?

Mar 8 - 11:40 AM

gratefuldawg

Byron Sauer

A kid ! This is what has been holding up production for 15+ years, why not throw in a cameo by Ben Affleck just for good measure. Face it, Speilberg & Lucas have lost their artistic touch to Hollywood capitalism. After sludging through the MINORITY REPORTY & WAR OF THE WORLDS, I realised Speilberg has lost his touch for creating excitement with out the result seeming cold and distant. Perhaps its from the cynical screenplays or his urning to go beyond the playground he created in the 80's. Hopefully this is not the second coming of Jar-Jar.

Mar 8 - 12:26 PM

TheIceGhost

Harry Myland

I'll quote myself here:

IT'S WAY TOO EARLY TO MAKE ANY JUDGMENTS!!

Chill people, seriously.

Mar 8 - 12:44 PM

JackHorner1979

tom brownbridge

Of course that in itself is a judgement.

Look, it's not too late to make a judgement or too early. That's what we do with movies. Some need to wait till a trailer is shown before they decide to see it or not. But ultimately it doesn't matter when a decision is made. Yes, ideally it's nice to see a film before judging it, but for crying out loud, we don't owe anything to art, or this film in particular. Some people make a decision to see a film because of the Indiana Jones name alone is attatched to a film. Apparently this judgement is ok, but when we are critical of a casting decision we should hold off because, for whatever reason it's not fair? Look, this series is on thin ice as it is, the creators have as much interest to me as a bad of corkscrew dog turds. So if you don't wish to "judge" (although in essense you are doing just that based on the title alone) so be it, but please don't assume others won't.

Mar 8 - 01:26 PM

TheIceGhost

Harry Myland

It's more of an opinion actually, there's a difference.

One of the major problems in this world is that people are too quick to judge. So that kid is pale as hell and grungy lookin', why does that instantly mandate that he's a huge nerd? It doesn't, but people make the call that he is. If people got to know who/what they were talking about instead of just assuming they'd find out that that kid is incredibly NOT nerdy, he's just irish and doesn't care what people think about him.

When the freakin' picture hasn't even been shot yet, the plot is hazy as hell, and people are making judgments that its going to suck; that's just plain ol' stupid. Yeah, people are going to do it, but again, there's a lot of stupid people out there. I hope this movie is amazing. Then I'll laugh, a lot.

That's what's wrong with people, too quick to judge. Sorry if I'm attempting to break that mold.

Again, that's my opinion, not a judgment.

Mar 8 - 02:18 PM

JackHorner1979

tom brownbridge

[b]What in Holy hell Roses are you talking about?[/b]
First off, we aren't discussing Irish kids or nerds. I see no reason to create analogies that don't apply, especially when we can simply follow the argument easily without foolish aid. Yes, judgments are made too harshly in this world, but I can't see how this applies yet again to film? A film, unlike have no need to be treated fairly. You don't owe art anything, but the time you wish to give it. We all make judgments based on films, be it who's directing, acting, content...
This is no difference. The ONLY difference is YOU seem to dislike negative commentary directed at a franchise you probably enjoy. I also enjoyed them, but as one grows older and i admit become rather embarrassed at the works of Lucas and Spielberg, I tend to "Judge" them harshly. If history proves anything, adding a kid is never a good sign of a solid film in an already established franchise. It's the final grasp at longevity. But of course it is, this is LUCAS we are talking about.

Mar 8 - 05:32 PM

Thre31189

Matt Baer

he didnt really look like Robert Downey Jr. but he played a younger version of him A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints and he pulled it off we should at least wait till we see a trailer or pictures or u know until 2008 before we decide if it was a good idea or not

Mar 8 - 12:49 PM

JackHorner1979

tom brownbridge

[b]Sweet! Finally a kid is in this seri-[/b]
"Wha?"
(Mumbling)
"Short Round? What the fuck is a Short-"
(Mumbling)
"OOOHH, SHORT Round, shit. Why didn't anyone tell me?"

*Picks up revolver*

BANG!

Mar 8 - 01:20 PM

JackHorner1979

tom brownbridge

Of course that in itself is a judgement.

Look, it's not too late to make a judgement or too early. That's what we do with movies. Some need to wait till a trailer is shown before they decide to see it or not. But ultimately it doesn't matter when a decision is made. Yes, ideally it's nice to see a film before judging it, but for crying out loud, we don't owe anything to art, or this film in particular. Some people make a decision to see a film because of the Indiana Jones name alone is attatched to a film. Apparently this judgement is ok, but when we are critical of a casting decision we should hold off because, for whatever reason it's not fair? Look, this series is on thin ice as it is, the creators have as much interest to me as a bad of corkscrew dog turds. So if you don't wish to "judge" (although in essense you are doing just that based on the title alone) so be it, but please don't assume others won't.

Mar 8 - 01:26 PM

TheIceGhost

Harry Myland

It's more of an opinion actually, there's a difference.

One of the major problems in this world is that people are too quick to judge. So that kid is pale as hell and grungy lookin', why does that instantly mandate that he's a huge nerd? It doesn't, but people make the call that he is. If people got to know who/what they were talking about instead of just assuming they'd find out that that kid is incredibly NOT nerdy, he's just irish and doesn't care what people think about him.

When the freakin' picture hasn't even been shot yet, the plot is hazy as hell, and people are making judgments that its going to suck; that's just plain ol' stupid. Yeah, people are going to do it, but again, there's a lot of stupid people out there. I hope this movie is amazing. Then I'll laugh, a lot.

That's what's wrong with people, too quick to judge. Sorry if I'm attempting to break that mold.

Again, that's my opinion, not a judgment.

Mar 8 - 02:18 PM

JackHorner1979

tom brownbridge

[b]What in Holy hell Roses are you talking about?[/b]
First off, we aren't discussing Irish kids or nerds. I see no reason to create analogies that don't apply, especially when we can simply follow the argument easily without foolish aid. Yes, judgments are made too harshly in this world, but I can't see how this applies yet again to film? A film, unlike have no need to be treated fairly. You don't owe art anything, but the time you wish to give it. We all make judgments based on films, be it who's directing, acting, content...
This is no difference. The ONLY difference is YOU seem to dislike negative commentary directed at a franchise you probably enjoy. I also enjoyed them, but as one grows older and i admit become rather embarrassed at the works of Lucas and Spielberg, I tend to "Judge" them harshly. If history proves anything, adding a kid is never a good sign of a solid film in an already established franchise. It's the final grasp at longevity. But of course it is, this is LUCAS we are talking about.

Mar 8 - 05:32 PM

TheIceGhost

Harry Myland

It's more of an opinion actually, there's a difference.

One of the major problems in this world is that people are too quick to judge. So that kid is pale as hell and grungy lookin', why does that instantly mandate that he's a huge nerd? It doesn't, but people make the call that he is. If people got to know who/what they were talking about instead of just assuming they'd find out that that kid is incredibly NOT nerdy, he's just irish and doesn't care what people think about him.

When the freakin' picture hasn't even been shot yet, the plot is hazy as hell, and people are making judgments that its going to suck; that's just plain ol' stupid. Yeah, people are going to do it, but again, there's a lot of stupid people out there. I hope this movie is amazing. Then I'll laugh, a lot.

That's what's wrong with people, too quick to judge. Sorry if I'm attempting to break that mold.

Again, that's my opinion, not a judgment.

Mar 8 - 02:18 PM

JackHorner1979

tom brownbridge

[b]What in Holy hell Roses are you talking about?[/b]
First off, we aren't discussing Irish kids or nerds. I see no reason to create analogies that don't apply, especially when we can simply follow the argument easily without foolish aid. Yes, judgments are made too harshly in this world, but I can't see how this applies yet again to film? A film, unlike have no need to be treated fairly. You don't owe art anything, but the time you wish to give it. We all make judgments based on films, be it who's directing, acting, content...
This is no difference. The ONLY difference is YOU seem to dislike negative commentary directed at a franchise you probably enjoy. I also enjoyed them, but as one grows older and i admit become rather embarrassed at the works of Lucas and Spielberg, I tend to "Judge" them harshly. If history proves anything, adding a kid is never a good sign of a solid film in an already established franchise. It's the final grasp at longevity. But of course it is, this is LUCAS we are talking about.

Mar 8 - 05:32 PM

TomasSPAGHetti

Ben Tomassetti

I'm pretty sure this won't be a "SON OF" movie, it'll just have his son in it. It's not like Spielberg would hand the movie to Shia Labeouf and say "here kid, Harrison just wants to phone this one in". I have faith.

Mar 8 - 02:29 PM

anaidni

Michael Barrett

Whatever happened to the news item that said that he was a sidekick instead of a son? I was way more interested, then. Indy Jr? I'll stay at home on opening night and watch the trilogy back to back instead. Maybe when it comes onto DVD-I'll skip past his scenes as his kid and see what the rest gives. I give up. I've grown up with these movies as a kid and this makes me want to puke-as-seemingly-it does for 90% of all fans on every site. The other 10% are probably people that work with or are related to him. I just wonder how it might effect everyone else that sees it. The pre-posting fans are usually right-if you examine the box office results.

May 25 - 12:55 AM

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