2007 and before
November 30, 1979
Variety: "Confirming one of the most talked-about deals in Hollywood, Paramount Pictures will finance and distribute worldwide the Lucasfilm production of Raiders of the Lost Ark, along with four sequels to the property."
April 29, 2005
Q: "Is it true that there may be a younger person in this, poised to take over?"
George Lucas: "It's possible. Not really to take over."
Q: "But someone to create new movies with?"
George Lucas: "No, it wasn't meant to be that way. But I guess that's a possibility. It's really to wrap it up."
July 16, 2007
John Singh: "That's purely a rumor. Idle chatter among internet fans."
October 9, 2007
Steven Spielberg coyly said that LaBeouf has a lot of big things in his future. At the same time, he indicated that LaBeouf has to make multiple Tranformers movies before he can move over and take on the fedora and bullwhip of Indiana Jones.
December 7, 2007
Frank Marshall: "I don't think so. We're all getting too old. We have to hand the [adventure] torch to somebody else. I don't know who that's going to be."