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We’re a little less than a year away from that Indiana Jones 5 Finally coming to theaters after several delays and setbacks, many fans of the franchise will be looking back at past entries, including Polarization, in preparation for the upcoming film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. While the 2008 film garnered many positive reviews from professional critics, public reception was decidedly more mixed, with one of the most criticized aspects of the fourth Indiana Jones Movie is involving extraterrestrials. As it turned out, David Koepp, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull‘s screenwriter, was never on board

David Koepp, whose other major works include the first two Jurassic Park movies, Carlito’s way and Spidermanstopped by the script apart Podcast to primarily talk about his work Impossible Mission Movie. But towards the end of the episode, Koepp spoke briefly Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull while discussing the “failures” of his career, saying:

I was never happy with the idea [of aliens]. When I was substituted on, I tried to convince [Steven Spielberg and George Lucas] to change it – I had this other idea. They didn’t want to change it. I’m not saying mine would have been any better. But I think a lot of the pullback that this movie had was in a larger sense, other than little things that people might not have liked — that were too silly or whatever — the bigger one was [fans said], ‘We don’t think aliens should have been in an Indiana Jones film.’ Fair enough, in hindsight you’re probably right [laughs].

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