Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Update: We have now added the official film logo, as seen above.
Shia LaBeouf revealed the official title for Indiana Jones 4 during the MTV Video Music Awards: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. As you may remember, the title was one of six we reported last month when LucasFilm registered a batch of titles with the MPAA. The original working title for the project was Indiana Jones and the City of Gods.
So what does this mean? Don’t read any further if you don’t want to be exposed to possible plot spoilers.
According to Wikipedia:
A modern legend claims that there are 13 crystal skulls worldwide, of which five have actually been found, which have mystical powers and are of ancient origin. Such claims remain unproven. New skulls carved from crystal are made and sold regularly.
People who believe in the psychic power of crystal skulls say that the skulls are a center of radiant psychic energy and have the power to increase happiness and improve people’s lives just by being held, handled and spoken with; others have suggested that crystal skulls can be used like crystal balls, to aid divination.
The healing and supernatural powers of crystal skulls have never been scientifically established. The scientific community at large has found no evidence of any unusual phenomena associated with the skulls nor any reason for further investigation.
According to IESB:
The crystal skulls turn out to be alien skulls, underneath a Mayan or Aztec pyramid that takes off and thus reveals itself to be a mothership of sorts.
Which theory is true? I have no idea. Could the film be about something else entirely? Possibly, but one thing’s for sure – it will have crystal skulls. So what do I think of the new title? Well, it’s no Raiders of the Lost Ark or Last Crusade. It seems more in tune with the Temple of Doom, which could be extremely troubling. And talk of supernatural alien skulls and pyramids that turn into UFOs, don’t help my expectations. Please, please, I hope this movie will be good.
Crystal Skulls have been used in movies, televisions shows and video games for years, including: Stargate SG-1, House 2, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines, The Phantom, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Devil May Cry 3, Shadow Hearts: From the New World, M.A.S.K., The Tick, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow, Veritas: The Quest, and Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull.Cool Posts From Around the Web: