Look at what George Lucas is posing with.


The question now, of course, is whether Lucas posed with a prop from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) just for old times’ sake, or whether, as rumour has long had it, the Ark of the Covenant really will be featured in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — and, if so, in what capacity. See the Empire website for more photos, as well as a few videos of the photo shoots.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10404666980227401390 Mike Beidler

    The ark looks like a brand-new prop created for the movie, unless the original prop was repaired and repainted. (Doubtful, but possible.) When I visited Skywalker Ranch’s archives this past January, the original ark was being photographed for insurance purposes after it was damaged. (Lots of the little cheribum around the top edge of the cover were broken off.)


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