George Lucas talks Indiana Jones 5

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Harrison Ford)

George LucasWhile some of us are still trying to erase Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull from our minds, George Lucas has told Vulture that he has begun to think about the story elements for the fifth film.

“I mean, I know what it’s about,” Lucas said, “but I just have to find a MacGuffin that fits into the arena we’re working in.”

The MacGuffin, of course, refers to the element at the centre of Indy’s quest, be the the Ark of the Covenant, the Sankara Stones, the Holy Grail or the Crystal Skull.

Previously director Steven Spielberg had commented on the possibilities of the film, deferring to producer Lucas for any details. “George is in charge of breaking the stories,” Spielberg told Empire back in October. “He’s done it on all four movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories. 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.”

Head on over to Vulture for the full story.