There was a doleful inevitability following the final scenes of the fourth Indiana Jones film that the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was not the last big screen plundering Dr Jones would do.

Though it took nearly two decades for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to make The Last Crusade an inaccurate title, the fourth film didn’t excite or enthrall to the very high standards the series had set for itself.

Reliance on CG and the divisive inclusion of Indy Jr. Jr. into the mix made the film seem less like the Indy of old, and though the subtle (and the not-so-subtle) nods to the series’ legacy reminded us of the glory days of Harrison Ford’s iconic adventurer it also underlined the failings of the film.

Now the BBC are reporting that the story is already taking shape, Harrison Ford had this to say,

Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas] and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we’re seeing what comes of it.

The process works like this…We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it. Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form. Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it’s ready and we do it

Several other ideas came and went for another Indy film while the KotCS was being prepared, Frank Darabont was supposed to have had The City of the Gods as a subtitle for one of his scripts, tales of Monkey Kings and Saucer Men from Mars were all mentioned in the rumour haze before aliens with crystal skulls finally materialised – so one can only wonder at the concepts being worked on at the moment.

Can I suggest Indiana Jones and the End of the Road?