LaBeouf to take over Indiana Jones franchise?
So Shia LaBeouf has signed a three film deal for Indiana Jones, frankly that shouldn't be a surprise. Nowadays every film contract that is for a potential or existing franchise includes some form of one or two sequel tie in clause.
Did anyone really think that there was going to be one more Indy film and that would be it? Really? After they already attempted to create a new young Indiana Jones with River Phoenix?
The story from /Film doesn't really surprise me one bit, and it shouldn't really be taken to mean that there's going to be two more films with or without Indiana Jones.
What it does mean is that the studio realise that there just might be some potential in the series after this film, and that if it did well they'd be kicking themselves if they didn't have contract tie-ins, especially since it is more or less common practice with most series nowadays.
So the real question is would you want an Indiana Jones spin off after Indiana Jones IV and would it be with Shia LaBeouf? Or imagine if the film is really as good as the original, would you want Harrison Ford back again?