When "Raiders of the Lost Ark" came out I was uninterested in seeing the film. The hype was just too much for me. One weekend when we didn't have anything better to do my buddies dragged me to see the flick and, needless to say, I loved it. I also thouroughly enjoyed the two sequels.
I believe I've mentioned some personal cynicism at the behind the scenes stuff on Indy 4 which is currently in production. The fact that George Lucas basically screwed writer Frank Darabont still irks me to no end. The less Lucas has to do with movies these days, the better in my opinion.
Having said that I can't help but say this news has got the geek juices flowing.
Then Spielberg abruptly stood up and said, "You guys hold it down... I have to
get something." There was an uncomfortable few seconds then Spielberg walked
back in with another director's chair. He opens it, revealing "Marion Ravenwood"
stitched onto the chair. Then he brought Karen Allen out... Good God what a
moment... she looks exactly the same!
This is something Indy fans have been clamoring about for a while. Marion was the only equal to Indy in these movies and her appearance here bodes well, imo. Maybe, just maybe, Spielberg and Ford can get this thing right DESPITE George Lucas. Fingers crossed.