Indiana Jones IV casting announcements

The official website for Indiana Jones IV has confirmed that Cate Blanchett and Ray Winstone are in the new movie, as is John Hurt, whose name I have not seen on these lists before — but not Sean Connery, who has issued a statement making his non-involvement official (“retirement is just too damned much fun”, etc.).

Connery does wish cast and crew all the best, though, and he gives “Junior” some advice, including: “Demand that the critters be digital”. Reading this, I am once again reminded that it has been 18 years since the previous Indiana Jones film, and I don’t think any creatures were digital back in 1989, let alone before that.

There is no official word yet on who any of the actors are playing.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).


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