Disney Acquires ‘Indiana Jones’ Rights from Paramount

Cool! This seems to indicate that Disney wants to make more Indy movies. Sadly, Harrison Ford is a bit long in the tooth for Indy, and has lost his passion for filmmaking, besides, but I guess if they can replace Mel Gibson as Mad Max in the new movie they can replace anybody. Of course, the difference is that the new Max movie is being made by George Miller, who made the first three. It’s his baby. We need to hope and pray that someone with that much love makes the new Indy movies.

Cough. Uh, Disney? I’m available.


The Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures have reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the Indiana Jones franchise.

Under the arrangement, Disney gains distribution and marketing rights to future films, in addition to retaining the ownership rights it secured when it acquired Lucasfilm.

Paramount will continue to be responsible for distribution of the first four films in the franchise and will receive a financial participation on any future films that are produced and released.

Disney also had to buy the rights from Paramount to market and release “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3,” which earned Paramount a considerable sum in return.

SEE ALSO: Paramount’s Super Payoff for ‘Iron Man 3′

Disney has not officially announced that a fifth “Indiana Jones” film is in the works.

While promoting his Relativity film “Paranoia” in August, Harrison Ford expressed interest at another crack at the whip but, as of right now, no…

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