Disney Gains INDIANA JONES Rights From Paramount; New Movies Now On The Way?

While the Indiana Jones franchise was included in the deal when Disney bought Lucasfilm, they have now come to an agreement with Paramount which will actually allow them to distribute and market future movies. Does this mean we'll finally get to see a fifth instalment in the franchise?

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By Josh Wilding - 12/6/2013

Variety has revealed that The Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures have finally reached a distribution and marketing agreement which allow the former to create more movies in the Indiana Jones franchise. While the House of Mouse gained ownership of the rights - along with Star Wars - when they purchased Lucasfilm, this now means that they can distribute and market new movies; something it's hard to imagine them passing up the opportunity to do. No announcement has been made as of yet however. Paramount will continue to distribute the first four films and will also receive a financial participation on any future films that are produced and released.
Source: Variety
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Lozzy - 12/6/2013, 2:38 PM
Disney rules the world!
ezio619 - 12/6/2013, 2:38 PM
DISNEY'S PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION IS GETTING TO BE A REALITY
sanyaya - 12/6/2013, 2:38 PM
as long as it's not like INDY 4 and no [frick]ing aliens
Tuuralihn - 12/6/2013, 2:42 PM
So Disney now has STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES and MARVEL (Avengers mostly, Spidey and X-Men not included).

Should we just give them all the money right away?
sanyaya - 12/6/2013, 2:46 PM
lol do they also own willow franchise
Brainiac13 - 12/6/2013, 2:49 PM
If they reboot it...its won't be the same.
JoJo1982 - 12/6/2013, 2:50 PM
Damn Disney

Next you know every movie theatre is going to be owned by Disney
JoJo1982 - 12/6/2013, 2:53 PM
Also does anybody really want another Indiana jones movie, especially a reboot without mr ford(the guy close to 80 by the time a new movie films)
TheRebellion - 12/6/2013, 2:53 PM
Can Hollywood make some new movies, so when I have kids they have something like Indian Jones to grow up on.
REPOMAN - 12/6/2013, 2:55 PM


grif - "news is old as [frick]. ford made a deal to be in the new star wars movies and another jones flick was part of the deal."


But Disney couldn't distribute them until now. If they hadn't reached an agreement Disney would be producing but Paramount would distribute. The same way Fox currently owns distribution rights for SW: A New Hope until the end-of-time.




Enphlieuwince - 12/6/2013, 2:55 PM
Nice! I'm a big fan!

Do "Indiana Jones and the Lost City of Atlantis" or "Indiana Jones and the Legend of El Dorado" next. Please and thank you!
dougieisrollingthejays - 12/6/2013, 2:56 PM
Please don't reboot. They were so good!
ds9epicfan - 12/6/2013, 2:56 PM
I wonder if there isn't anything Disney won't buy?!
JoeMomma29 - 12/6/2013, 2:57 PM
Enphlieuwince - 12/6/2013, 2:59 PM
TheRebellion, I think the franchise can be adapted for a new generation, but, they should adapt new stories instead of remaking the old ones.

I honestly think Chris Evans would make a decent next gen Indy.
Enphlieuwince - 12/6/2013, 3:00 PM
@Joe, so true. Lol...
Luke91 - 12/6/2013, 3:00 PM
George Lucas said this one month ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9tmY96g-qU#t=75

Can't belive no1 made a topic about that.
Lem1 - 12/6/2013, 3:05 PM
@ Enphlieuwince
-HOLY CRAP, You're RIGHT!!!! Evans WOULD be awesome!!!
TheBeard - 12/6/2013, 3:05 PM
leave indy alone damnit
Enphlieuwince - 12/6/2013, 3:06 PM
OR, maybe they should go the 007 route change the tone along with the actor; maybe go a little more serious. I love Harrison Ford, but, come on. His action hero days ended after The Fugitive.

Get a Chris Pine type or maybe Leo D. and make it epic.
Nomis - 12/6/2013, 3:06 PM
@ Joe - LOL!!!!
TimL - 12/6/2013, 3:07 PM
Please, no more Shia in Indy.
Enphlieuwince - 12/6/2013, 3:12 PM
@Lem1, i think so. And I like the sound of DiCaprio now that I've said it. Either way, but, IT MUST be new stories and not remakes.
AGoodHonestMan - 12/6/2013, 3:15 PM
Damn Disney, what's next? Your gonna buy up Star Trek too?
nikgrid - 12/6/2013, 3:17 PM
Just [frick] off Disney! And don't make any more Indy films the last one was a cluster[frick], and Harrison Ford is too old to play him.
Tevii - 12/6/2013, 3:17 PM
Man I thought Disney was conquering the world in the early 90s.... they sure are doing it now.

If they manage to buy Hasbro next, wow....

If only they could convince WB to sell DC to them. then maybe we could get a real DC Cinematic Universe.... not to mention a Phase 8 Marvel vs. DC
Arrowhead77 - 12/6/2013, 3:18 PM
Love the Indy movies!! Please make another one! Do not reboot, go the James Bond route, recast when Ford is done, and keep the stories going!
harley2011 - 12/6/2013, 3:21 PM
Di$ney. Maybe, they can have Nick Fury show up in the middle of the movie for no reason.
marantaz - 12/6/2013, 3:28 PM
IF we all live long enough, we will see:

Star Wars & Star Trek - Empire vs Federation

Marvel & DC - Justice League of Avengers

Indiana Jones and the Magic Kingdom - Lost Cars on Space Mountain

Of course, by then, Disney will own Fox and Mickey Mouse will be the most trusted name in news. Oh, and Disney will be your healthcare provider too, cuz Animatronic Walt will be President (not much of a reach there, I know), and the biggest sporting event will be the Animated Transformers Football Bowl, cuz humans get concussions, they're so frail, you know ... and you'll like it, damnit, or else.
ds9epicfan - 12/6/2013, 3:36 PM
@AGoodHonestMan
I wouldn't be surprised if Disney buys the rights to Star Trek soon!I'd be shocked if they didn't try!Other franchises perhaps on Disney's radar...DC Comics,Dr.Who,and James Bond to name a few!!Who knows!
jlabatman - 12/6/2013, 3:46 PM
No more Mutt!
Facade - 12/6/2013, 3:47 PM
No. Leave the classic un-rebooted.
Omarvls - 12/6/2013, 3:49 PM
This Franchise is dead
How would you reboot it? and Harrison Ford is too OLD to continue to play IJ
SCURVYDOG619 - 12/6/2013, 4:02 PM
Can we now say that the line Red Skull says about the Fuhrer "digging for trinkets in the desert" in The First Avenger was not an accident?
KC - 12/6/2013, 4:08 PM
No ones dying for a fifth instalment.
AGoodHonestMan - 12/6/2013, 4:10 PM
@ds9

I wouldn't be surprise if try to buy up X-Men/F4 and Spiderman along the way as well. Imagine if they bought Star Trek and announce at Comic Con they they're producing a Star Wars vs Star Trek movie! The nerd wars will never end. Trekkies and Warsies will be at each other's throat! It'll be worse then anything we'll ever see.
Indy - 12/6/2013, 4:16 PM
NO REBOOT!!!!!!!!!!
When Ford is done they should leave it the hell alone!!!!!
bayouboyz - 12/6/2013, 4:23 PM
Sony should just hurry and make that Uncharted movie. Uncharted is basically the next generation of Indiana Jones.
chronoxiong - 12/6/2013, 4:23 PM
Disney is monopolizing everything in this world. Make them stop!!!!!
ds9epicfan - 12/6/2013, 4:34 PM
@AGoodHonestMan
If ever at a Comic Con they announce a Star Trek vs Star Wars movie,fists will be flying all over the place,light sabers smashed over heads and hands around people's necks performing the vulcan death grip!It won't be pretty!!lol
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