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Karen Allen returns for Indy 4

Karen Allen is reprising her role as Marian Ravenwood, the feisty female lead from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The news was announced at Comic Con that she’s back for the forth Indy movie:

Actress Karen Allen is joining the cast of the upcoming “Indiana Jones” movie, reprising her role as spirited Marion Ravenwood, it was announced today during Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The new movie is in production under the direction of Steven Spielberg, who is pictured here with Allen during a break in shooting in Hawaii.

The upcoming “Indiana Jones” adventure is a Lucasfilm Ltd. production and is being distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Frank Marshall returns as producer, with Kathleen Kennedy joining George Lucas as executive producer.

Looking back on it, Allen’s character in the first Indy movies was one of the best mainstream roles for a woman in the early 1980s.

Plus, she brought a a zest and presence to film that was missed in The Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade.

Sadly her career didn’t really take off in the way it should have done after Raiders.

She was good in Starman but for most of the 80s and 90s struggled to find major lead roles, which was a shame as her timing and natural charm was a big part of why the first Indy film was such a hit.

Production continues on Indy 4 and it is still scheduled for a worldwide release on May 22, 2008.

> Official Indiana Jones site
> IMDb entry for Karen Allen

(Photo by David Jones – Courtesy of IndianaJones.com)

By Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail

1 reply on “Karen Allen returns for Indy 4”

No matter how hard work Karen Allen has done so far as an actress in Hollywood these days, you have to wondered yourself how is she is able to overcome with so much energy and spirited into Marion Ravenwood now since she became the heroine from Raiders Of The Lost Ark ? Well it seems most likely she is much older and more wiser than Indy himself and her love for him is out of this world as well . Putting enough power and strength as well as full confidence within herself, she knows how to developed each characters there is and Marion Ravenwood has proven time and time again over the years she can take charge of certain situations like these awesome scenes itself . The way that she developed this role however though I think there’s no other actresses in Hollywood like Kathleen Turner or perhaps Julia Roberts or better yet Angela Jolie themselves whom are one of the greatest actresses who can do their own films with a twist of faith but in the other hand, whenever you see how Karen Allen would take on anything like being more active involved with doing a scene with Harrison Ford and Shia LeBeouf together well you have to remember they have to put their own effort in hard work like stunts even without using a double person to actually providing each of them at least especially when they all have run down those big giant stairs that leads into a cave and man it’s difficult to put enough pressures on developed it onto the screen in some ways . Actually I really admired Karen Allen’s remarkable sense of humor towards of making Marion Ravenwood who she really was back then it’s totally awesome to see her reactions on this movie itself . I say I give my props to her and congradulations on doing a fantastic job to bring back this character where it belongs !

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