INDIANA JONES producer George Lucas fears the forthcoming sequel is doomed to suffer the same critical failure as his much maligned Star Wars prequels.
The producer has brought the swashbuckling franchise back to life, 19 years after Harrison Ford's movie archaeologist last appeared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
But, as the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull draws close, Lucas admits he is terrified die-hard fans will turn their backs on the movie - in the same way Star Wars devotees did after he reignited the sci-fi franchise.
He says, "We're not gonna have adoring fans sending us e-mails saying how much they loved the movie. We're gonna have a bunch of angry people saying, 'You're a bunch of a**holes, you should never have done this. You've ruined my life forever.'"