This could contain major spoilers for Indiana Jones IV.
Earlier this week I brought you big news about Indiana Jones IV (still titled Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods, but that could change at a moment’s notice). I got more info than I shared with you, but I held it back for the simple fact that I don’t know what’s a spoiler and what’s not at this point. I only ran stuff that I felt would be revealed in trailers and basic synopses, such as the general plotline and characters.
When looking to back up what I ran earlier this week, IESB uncovered a piece of info that I sat on, and they reported it, so now I’m reporting it as well – Cate Blanchett is the baddie in the film, and she’s been seen in the last week running around in a Soviet military uniform (that’s some pre-production stuff, I believe, not actually shooting anything).
I’m glad that IESB backed up what I ran (nice ‘typo’ on their sourcing, by the way. I laughed!), but I am going to go on record saying that I am not 100% sure that the Area 51 scene is the opening. I’ve based that on some assumptions and Darabont’s draft. Also, and this is probably a major spoiler, so I’ll keep it blacked out: don’t expect aliens to have a major role in this film. Chariots of the Gods? is about ANCIENT astronauts, and while alien contact with ancient cultures – and that involves the crystal skulls (and complete crystal skeletons!) – is the driving background of this story, I don’t believe many living aliens show up at all. So if you’re worried that Indy is flying in UFOs or having laser battles, drop that out of your mind now.
IESB promises to get some more info in the coming weeks. I think we’re on the verge of having this movie spoiled to shit already, so I’d like to plead to these guys to consider dialing it back a little, although it’s quite possible that they won’t run anything too major (and it’s possible that what I ran in the invisotext above was more spoilery than I intended. So beware of that info).