Pitch Meeting: Indiana Jones 5

For a while now, it’s been known that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are making a fifth Indiana Jones movie, currently scheduled for release in 2020. So far, however, there’s not much concrete info on what the plot or title of this new installment will be.

I thought it might be fun if we here at the Avocado pitched our own ideas for what we’d like to see (and not see) from Indiana Jones 5.

Personally, I’m not sure what I’d want the main plot of the film to be, but I know what I’d like to see out of the opening sequence. You start the movie in 1960’s East Berlin, with Indy finding his way to a secret, Nazi bunker that’s been abandoned since the war, and contains hordes of artwork and other treasures that the Nazis plundered from across Europe, as well as booby traps designed to kill any thieves or foreign soldiers who might come looking to take the treasures back. It’d be like the opening to Raiders of the Lost Ark, only now the Nazis, the main villains of that movie, have themselves become the ancient culture whose ruins are plundered for riches.

Naturally, Indy recovers some priceless treasures from the bunker and narrowly escapes as the booby traps activate. This alerts the East German authorities, and Indy has to attempt some big action sequences to escape over the Berlin Wall. Succeeding, if you want him to get back to America and have the plot only start up once he gets there. Failing, if you want him to get captured and the plot involves East Germany forcing Indy to do a job for them.

That’s just my idea, though. What would everyone else like to pitch?