The Indiana Jones screenwriter acknowledges that it was a mistake to include this strange element in the film.
Actors would always make a mistake during the production of their films, even directors, producers, or writers.
David Koepp, best known for being the writer behind “Indiana Jones,” admits that he made a mistake in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which he is also not happy about.
We all know that strange creatures will show up in a fantasy movie because that is what the genre usually centers on. Koepp, however, disagrees with the idea of aliens. In an interview with the Script Apart podcast, he said that it was a mistake to include the idea of aliens as the movie’s core theme.
According to Cheat Sheet, a long-extinct extraterrestrial race’s skull was found to be the Crystal Skull, the movie’s main story element. The writer then sought to persuade George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to modify it, but they refused.
“I was never happy with the idea. When I came on, I tried to convince [director Steven Spielberg and franchise co-creator George Lucas] to change it—I had this other idea,” he explained.
“They didn’t want to change it. I’m not saying mine would’ve been better. But I think that a lot of the pushback that movie got, in a larger sense aside from little things people might not have liked—that were too silly or whatever—the larger one was that ‘We don’t feel like aliens should’ve been in an Indiana Jones movie.’ Fair enough, in retrospect, you’re probably right.”
Actually, Koepp wasn’t the only one who objected to the inclusion of aliens in the movie; the audience did too. Nevertheless, according to Box Office Mojo, movie still brought in $790 million globally.
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