‘Indiana Jones 5′ Is ‘Not So Far Off,’ Says Shia LaBeouf

Indiana Jones’ trip to the “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” wasn’t the globe-trotting archeologist’s last crusade, it seems; according to franchise co-star Shia LaBeouf, a fifth “Indiana” outing is just around the corner.

“I talked to [Harrison Ford],” LaBeouf told MTV News when we got together with him at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards this past weekend. “He said he’s staying in the gym, he said he’s heard no word, but he does know that [George Lucas] is out there looking for a MacGuffin. He said he’s staying in the gym, so it means [the movie is] not so far off.”

But even if a fifth “Indiana Jones” isn’t “so far off,” it sounds as though series mastermind George Lucas has yet to nail down a specific story line. Shia isn’t losing patience quite yet, however: “I mean, he’s got to let it sit. He’s going through his ruminations, which is extensive.”

While the plot remains in development, it’s clear that at least Harrison Ford wants to give another “Indiana Jones” movie a go.

“It’s on George’s plate,” Ford told us of the sequel late last year. “And I’m hoping he’s working hard at it, because I’d look forward to doing it again if the three of us could get together — George, [director] Steven Spielberg, myself — I’d love to do another.”

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