With shooting currently underway in New Haven, Connecticut, it didn't take long at all for someone to snag the first pic of Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and his son (Shia LaBeouf). The duo appear to be riding a motorcycle, with LaBeouf driving (looking either embarrassed or about to sneeze) and Pops Jones firmly seated in the rear. Why should he be embarrassed? Well, his old man looks, well, old -- not to mention he's also in a suit and tie. As recent rumors suggested, LaBeouf does appear to be a greaser; his digs come complete with leather jacket, boots, blue jeans and a funky haircut.
Unlike the recently-released photo of Ford as Indiana Jones (and not Dr. Jones), this one is a tad less flattering. In it, the guy simply looks his age -- and, based on the pose LaBeouf is in, it's possible those were Steven Spielberg's intentions. I imagine the gimmick here is that Labeouf's character meets his Pops while he's in geeky professor mode and not in kickass, fedora hat-wearing mode. It makes sense, seeing as a majority of the scenes currently being shot take place on Yale's Old Campus. Also interesting is that these scenes are, according to some, supposedly the first scenes of the film. If that's the case, it means LaBeouf's character is introduced right away. So why is Indy's son at Yale (or whatever university it is that Dr. Jones teaches at)? Is he there looking for his father? Does his mother (Karen Allen???) bring him there? I guess we'll have to wait some time to find out; in the meantime, check out the pic (click on it for a larger version) and let us know what you think. Indiana Jones 4 arrives in theaters on May 22, 2008.