It seems only proper that both franchises that were synonymous with Lucasfilm and Harrison Ford are now, officially, under the same roof. That’s right kids, Indiana Jones now belongs to Walt Disney. Variety had this to report:
“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”.
Now with all this being said, Disney has not officially announced a fifth Indiana Jones movie. However, we have all heard that Ford was working that into his negotiations for the next Star Wars Trilogy. The issue that seems to have been a problem in the past was that no one could agree upon a new script. Ford had even said, he wasn’t going to Mars on the next one. Those problems, story wise, seemed to come from George Lucas. It will be interesting to see if Lucas will be involved int he next installment. Steven Spielberg has said that he would be interested in another adventure.