We knew all too well when Walt Disney purchased Lucasfilm that we would get Star Wars: Episode VII, but what about that other Lucasfilm franchise, Indiana Jones? Disney and Paramount (who was responsible for distributing the property) have reached an agreement to have the Mouse House distribute all future Indiana Jones movies.
A fifth Indiana Jones movie has intrigued Harrison Ford and it appears it will happen. But, while speaking at the Variety dealmakers breakfast, Disney chairman Alan Horn said that “we need a story.” He also went on to say that a new Indiana Jones movie should be at least two to three years away.
Under the deal, Disney will handle marketing and distribution rights to all future Indiana Jones installments, while Paramount will still control the first four films -- Raiders of the Lost Ark through Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -- and receive financial participation compensation for all future Indy movies.