Posted by Sean from wc12.wlfdle.rnc.net.cable.rogers.com (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 11:34am :
In Reply to: Here's what might happen posted by Michigan Smith from d14-69-44-206.try.wideopenwest.com (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 11:00pm :
Lucas didn't have the foresight? The King of the Wookiee Mug? On the contrary, Michigan.
Mass market versions of the jacket were produced around the time of 'Last Crusade,' and in fact this was the only option for people until the internet caught on and people began hearing of the Keppler's and the Schulte's of the world.
Peter has a right to produce the jackets, since it was his original design, however I don't think that he can label the jacket as an Indiana Jones jacket without compromising copyright laws. This is just to protect the name of the character, mind you.
Wested wasn't really secretive about working on the first two Star Wars prequels, so I doubt the company would be tight lipped if they were, in fact, producing the jackets.
Point blank, Wested WILL produce the jackets for Indiana Jones IV because they worked on the first three and every one of the BIG 3 owns a current Wested. That kind of loyalty doesn't come cheap.
I think that the fedora is open to debate, but not the jacket. You will see the familiar Wested on screen, and I'm pretty sure that some lucky gearhead will have the next jacket to roll off of the production line after the last film jacket is made.
I think that this presents a positive possibility for the screen accurate camp, as the materials that go into producing the jacket for Indy IV will still be readily available.
And if you don't think Lucas has the foresight, I'll bet Peter does, and he will order a hell of a lot more materials than needed for just the film.
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