Indiana Jones fights Commies next spring

W00t. We probably will get to hear Indiana Jones say:

Communists. I hate these guys!

When last we saw Indy, he was riding off into the sunset in 1989’s The Last Crusade, set in 1938 near the start of World War II. The new movie, due this spring, is set at the height of the Cold War in 1957, so the character has aged in real time — 19 years.

The Nazis are no longer Indy’s chief foe — he’s racing for the Crystal Skull against operatives from the Soviet Union, including Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as the seductive Agent Spalko. “Indy always has a love-hate relationship with every woman he ever comes in contact with,” Marshall says.

Ray Winstone, currently the star of Beowulf, co-stars as an unethical rival archaeologist. Transformers star Shia LaBeouf sports greaser hair and rides a motorcycle as the hero’s sidekick.

For the first time, I’m actually excited to see Indy IV. There’s no trailer online yet, but when there is, we’ll post it. In the meantime, here’s the trailer for the other Indiana Jones product that I’m looking forward to. The Lego Star Wars games are surprisingly fun, and the acting in them is less plastic than Lucas’ direction achieved in the prequels.