Ever since it was announced that Shia LaBeouf would be playing Indy's son in the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise (due out next summer), rumors began popping up everywhere alluding to the fact that Karen Allen was asked to reprise the role of Marion Ravenwood (Indy's girl pal in Raiders of the Lost Ark) in the next film; that she would be Shia's mom. Just recently, two differentwebsites apparently confirmed this rumor to be true after speaking with who, I assume, is the equivalent to some babbling production assistant. However, according to Allen, she hasn't spoken to anyone about anything. In an interview with the Dutch website Studio64, Allen notes (regarding whether or not she's been contacted about appearing in the film): "Yeah, I have heard those rumors too. I haven't been contacted or anything, but I would be interested in playing the role of Marion again. Of course!"

If you ask me, I think she's full of it. You might remember back when it was announced that Shia LaBeouf had landed the role as Indy's son, and all the dude did was deny deny deny. "I haven't talked to anyone. Spielberg? Lucas? Who are those guys? Who am I?" Seeing as both Spielberg and Lucas are instructing their actors (as well as anyone within striking distance) to remain hush hush, it wouldn't surprise me if Allen was told to keep quiet about her appearance in the film. Then again, the interview itself seems to have been conducted awhile ago. When they mention Indy 4 to Allen, they do so by saying "there are rumors Indy will have a son in this movie." And, as we all know by now, we're long past the rumor stage. Who knows. What we do know is that Indy 4 starts shooting next week, and that the production will eventually make its way to New Haven, Connecticut at the end of June. I imagine at that time we'll hopefully receive some spy pics of the 60 year-old Harrison Ford in action. Until then ...

[via The Raider.Net]

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