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Poll: How could Indiana Jones work as an original Disney+ Series?

Discussion in 'Indiana Jones' started by Logray Ewok Medicine Man, Feb 22, 2021.

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What would be the best concept for an Indiana Jones Disney+ Spinoff Series?

  1. "The Adventures of Abner Ravenwood," set in the early 20th Century

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  2. "The Adventures of Short Round," featuring an adult Shorty set in the 1970’s starring Ke Huy Quan

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  3. "Mutt Williams!" featuring Shia Labeouf in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s

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  4. "Further Adventures of a Young Indiana Jones," featuring Alden Ehrenreich or some other actor

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  5. Nothing! The franchise should wrap up with Indy 5, as it can’t work without Harrison Ford

    1 vote(s)
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  6. Something else – let’s hear your best pitch!

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. Logray Ewok Medicine Man

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    I’ve been binging the Indiana Jones films recently and brainstorming ways that the franchise could possibly work as an original Disney+ series. I had a few thoughts, but I’d love to learn the opinions of others. Let’s hear what you think!
     
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    I really liked the Young Indy TV show, I think Disney could make something really nice for Disney+ using this franchise. They just don't need to push it, they don't have to make ever stretching, decade running franchises for everything.
     
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    Young Indy. We already have an actor for it
     
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    I say let's not deal with many of the established characters, but move on to new characters and such.
    I'm picturing a series with a young lead who was a student of Indy's at Barnett who happens to follow in his footsteps but doesn't know the extent of Indy's adventures. So, it's just the main character doing what he or she thinks must be pretty unique for an archeologist.

    ... you know, until Indy has a cameo and says that their journeys are nothing compared to his :p
     
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    I just want to hear John Rhys-Davies shout "INDY" again. Build something around that, please.
     
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    All new characters set in a different time determined to undo the "sins of the father"
    returning artifacts to the rightful people.
    studying artifacts not being a grave robber...
     
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    ACTION! ADVENTURE! REPARATIONS! It has everything!
     
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    I don't think giving back something you stole counts as reparations though....
     
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    I was landing more on the general idea of 'righting a historical wrong' than monetary compensation, but point taken.

    Indiana Jones: And The Search for Basic Human Decency
     
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    I don’t think the US government is gonna give up the Nazi killer 9,000 that is the Ark of the covenant.
     
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    A modern descendant of Indiana Jones seeking to return artifacts while being chased down by globally dominating billionaires hell bent on owning them.
    A story of protecting history rather than collecting it.
     
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    I think a show set in the 1990s could be cool with a very old Indy making some cameos.
     
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    Hmm, I guess it won’t kill me to be earnest about this :)
    Seems to me one of the inherent appeals to the property is its intentional ‘throwback’ nature. Contemporizing the concept sort of saps the romance. Whatever the form, the premise needs to be nostalgically centered - reverential of a now past era. It’s a big part of the allure. Removing that, removes a big chunk of its essential identity.
    Interesting concept. But returning them to who exactly? Regionally appropriate museums that have an uncompromising policy against selling exhibits to private parties? Couldn’t these “globally dominating billionaires” just, you know, buy them back legally? Not every nation is supremely deferential toward their cultural heritage. That’s why institutions, like academic galleries and historical societies, driven toward protecting them are so important.

    More so, the property chiefly tends to focus greatly on objects of supernatural capacity and actively questions whether its responsible for anyone to possess such dangerous items, regardless of cultural propriety or posterity. In the end, it isn’t presented as a particularly good thing that Indy rescues the Arc. It isn’t presented as a particularly bad thing that he doesn’t rescue the Grail. And the remaining Sankara Stone actually is reunited with its rightful people.
    Wasn’t that always the point though? “It belongs in a museum” = preservation over exploitation. Indy was never simply acquiring loot. He was a conservationist. A museum, at that time, was the best possible place to safeguard relics of historical import. To ensure they don’t simply perish to time or be plundered for their material value.

    The legacy of colonialist era shameless appropriation shouldn’t be discounted, but I don’t see how that was ever reflective in what the series itself was depicting with its protagonist’s goals.

    . . . . . . . . or maybe I’m just overthinking this :D
     
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    The problem with the "throwback" nature is there's really nothing new to do there. It would have to be in a time where Indy has passed on and isn't there to hog the spotlight. I'm not interested in another recast debate so just move forward IMO.

    Returning them to the people. Like in Temple of Doom. Most of these things belong to peoples but were taken by people in the west without much concern for whom they originally belonged.

    Sure. A museum in Cairo should have the artifacts not a professor in Chicago. And most of these sorts of things can't actually be bought legally. Hence why there is a huge artifact black market. (A good read on this sort of subject is the book 'The Dinosaur Artist' by Paige Williams)

    I would argue that it's a good thing in the case of the grail and that should be seen as the goal more often than not. Leaving things be rather than scooping them up. I would argue the sequels got the ending location of the artifact (to the rightful people and lost to time) much more correct than thinking the US Govt would do the right thing with the ark lol.

    But whose museum is the question and the answer is the one Indy works for in the first movie. Even in the third where "it belongs in a museum" originates IIRC, the Cross of Coronado is a Spanish artifact and should be there with them.

    In the end, it's really a nit picky deal and should involve less grave robbing more actual being a hero protecting history.
     
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    The Indiana Jones Franchise works best when Indy has to take powerful objects from people who are evil and have evil intentions with them. The Nazi’s were the ideal enemies for Dr. Jones in that regard. The communists less so, the conflict becomes grey with them. It didn’t work so well for “Captain America: Commie Smasher”. It worked so not for him that this was retconned into a different person than Steve Rogers.
    I bet most people would like to have “Crystal Skull” retconned away but for other reasons.

    In my opinion one option a Indiana Jones show would be to fight surviving Nazi’s for control over artifacts of power which they want to use to resurrect their fallen Empire. I would go the Lovecraft route, the Nazi’s hunting for a copy of the Necronomicon, stuff that was as obscure as Lovecraft’s work during that time, so hardly anyone else would know about the Necronomicon and the powers the writing in it is holding. Jones had to stop them and then maybe has to fight a few unspeakable creatures with impossible appearance as well.

    Or alternatively just adapt the video game “Indiana Jones & the Fate of Atlantis” for the series.
     
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    I am a massive Indiana Jones guy, one of my favourite fictional characters and a lot of that is down to the charisma of Harrison Ford. He was no IS Dr Jones and Han Solo, so continuing the series is tricky because you cannot just plug and play (see Han solo stand alone). But Ford is roughly 276 years old and its time for him to put the whip and fedora down, but it is such a good character and world he exists in it would be a shame to see him just disappear. So I had some thoughts of possible off shoots



    1. Indy’s 1st encounter with Belloq , set in 1925, Indy gets a bead on where Camelot was and belloq has an evil buyer for any and all artifacts from camelt, especially Excalibur , his 1st fling after dumping Marion and abner helping belloq for indy’s deflowering of marion
    2. The search for lost incan gold in the jungles of south America




    So casting, who would be a good younger Indy , my only criteria in this regard, has to be roughly same height and appearance as Ford
     
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    opposing commies always seems like a great idea ,
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    its not real life so we do not have to worry about the ethics of which museum or even if it should be put in one or left where the people who owned it wanted it.
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    evil billioniares, already did that in series
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    isnt this political
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    rightful people? the rightful place is where the items wre left, there are no living relatives of a lot of the people , like the anglo saxon hoard found in UK, the people who once owned it are long dead, who gets it, a museum in UK r a museum in Germany where the angles came from etc
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    who?
     
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    Lol. Yes we should worry about how media portrays these things. Grave robbing is bad. Stealing things from other cultures because you think it looks pretty is bad.

    Which evil billionaires? The Nazis? The Thugee don't appear to be billionaires....

    Yes the rightful people. The idol in Raiders should have stayed there with it's people in Peru. The Shankara Stones were reunited with it's rightful people.
     
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    Donovan, I guess? He’s a wealthy private collector who cares about ‘possession’ rather than ‘preservation’.
    If anything though, that sets a precedent for the premise. It’s a concept the series has already shown an interest in exploring. That's a plus more than a minus.
     
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    Legit made me laugh. +1

    Perfect idea.
     
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