Is Cate Blanchett An Indy Villain?

With everyone from amateur fans to Harvard archaeologists trying to decipher the meaning behind the subtitle for the fourth Indy flick, “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” it might be worth mentioning that castmembers are as well.

“I went, ’Oh, that’s what it’s called, is it?'” star Cate Blanchett laughed during a recent interview with MTV News.

But while Cate wouldn’t give up any details about what role the crystal skulls play in the story (or even what their supposed powers are), the Oscar-nominated actress may have let slip an equally important plot detail.

When Blanchett was originally cast it was widely assumed that she would be playing Indy’s love interest. Subsequently, online reports have pegged her, not as a romantic flame, but as a nefarious foe, possibly in league with the Russians.

Cate, who was 12-years-old when “Raiders of the Lost Ark” opened, recalled watching Indy “kiss Karen Allen when they fall asleep. I can remember that was a big part for me,” she said. “I thought, ’Ooh, gosh. When I grow up I’d like to marry a man like him, even if he does fall asleep after I kiss him.'”

So we asked straight away: Did she get her childhood wish? Does she finally get to kiss Indiana Jones? “[Not] unless they’ve changed the script pages,” she sighed. “I don’t think so.”

Without doubt, this proves that she can’t be Indy’s love interest. Does it mean she’s the villain instead? We think so. Leave your thoughts below.