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Disney has obtained full future rights to Indiana Jones from Paramount

12.06.2013

Back when Disney purchased Lucasfilm and the announcement was made that STAR WARS would be getting a new lease on life we were all left wondering what that meant for the future of Indiana Jones. Unlike STAR WARS, Indiana Jones was tied up with Paramount who had released all four of the movies, most recently with INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Well, things have certainly changed as Disney and Paramount have reached an agreement on the film future of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's iconic hero.

According to Deadline, the two studios have reached a marketing and licensing agreement in regards to Dr. Jones.

The new deal gives Disney marketing and distribution rights to future films as well as retaining its LucasFilms ownership rights. Paramount, on the other hand, will continue to have distribution rights to the first four Indiana films. The studio will also receive a financial rewards on any future films that are produced and released by Disney.

We have all heard that Harrison Ford's rumored deal to return as Han Solo also included a sequel to INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Ford is keen to do it and so is Spielberg, all that stands in the way is George Lucas writing it. There is always the chance that Lucas would hand this off to Kathleen Kennedy and the Disney executives to work out, but the language of this deal clearly means another Indiana Jones movie is on the way!

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5:52PM on 12/06/2013
I didn't mind Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. But people who thought it would compare to the original trilogy were crazy. It's a decent film, but not as bad as everyone says it is.
I didn't mind Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. But people who thought it would compare to the original trilogy were crazy. It's a decent film, but not as bad as everyone says it is.
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6:33PM on 12/06/2013
"It's a decent film, AND not as bad as everyone says it is." That's how that sentence should read.

You make it sound like the movie is either alright, or alternately really good.
"It's a decent film, AND not as bad as everyone says it is." That's how that sentence should read.

You make it sound like the movie is either alright, or alternately really good.
6:00PM on 12/06/2013
Hey I always stick up for you don't put ridiculous things like this...it was awful
Hey I always stick up for you don't put ridiculous things like this...it was awful
6:08PM on 12/06/2013

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... Disney has secured all property rights to the sun, moon and the stars. All future requests for comments from Disney can be submitted in the form of prayer.
... Disney has secured all property rights to the sun, moon and the stars. All future requests for comments from Disney can be submitted in the form of prayer.
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6:16PM on 12/06/2013
May be this series should just get the James Bond style reboot. I know, I know, reboots are hated on this site...but I'm not against movies being made again for a new generation of fans to adore...the character is due for a new lease of life. Ford will be hard to beat...but the next generation probably have only experienced him in Crystal Skull and while I did enjoy it, I can't imagine these people bombarding the site with cries of sacrebleu should his next adventure be Indian Jones Begins
May be this series should just get the James Bond style reboot. I know, I know, reboots are hated on this site...but I'm not against movies being made again for a new generation of fans to adore...the character is due for a new lease of life. Ford will be hard to beat...but the next generation probably have only experienced him in Crystal Skull and while I did enjoy it, I can't imagine these people bombarding the site with cries of sacrebleu should his next adventure be Indian Jones Begins (well not that title but you know what I mean).
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6:16PM on 12/06/2013

Oh Jesus

This is very grim news indeed...
This is very grim news indeed...
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6:28PM on 12/06/2013
As long as it's Harrison Ford and only Harrison Ford in the role, he can make as many of these films as he wants. I think Ford has at least one more good Indiana Jones movie in him.
As long as it's Harrison Ford and only Harrison Ford in the role, he can make as many of these films as he wants. I think Ford has at least one more good Indiana Jones movie in him.
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6:29PM on 12/06/2013

Im just waiting for Disney and WalMart to join forces.......

then all of our first born sons will be theirs, and we will all hail the Dis-Mart Empire. The resistance is born here, we will rally together with Target and Bass Pro Shop and drive them back.
then all of our first born sons will be theirs, and we will all hail the Dis-Mart Empire. The resistance is born here, we will rally together with Target and Bass Pro Shop and drive them back.
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9:10PM on 12/06/2013
Chances are every single movie you watch, every single TV show you watch, every single song you listen to and every single newspaper you read is produced by Newscorp, Sony, Disney, Time-Warner, CBS, Viacom or NBC-Universal.
Chances are every single movie you watch, every single TV show you watch, every single song you listen to and every single newspaper you read is produced by Newscorp, Sony, Disney, Time-Warner, CBS, Viacom or NBC-Universal.
6:32PM on 12/06/2013
That darn mouse!!!!!
That darn mouse!!!!!
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6:37PM on 12/06/2013

Hate to say it, but Indy needs to get GRITTY

Gritty is a new cliche, I know, and doesn't fit every franchise. However, after the over-the-top slap in the face silliness of Indy 4, it's only logical to go truly dark and dangerous on the next one. I think Mutt could conceivably come back, too, given Shia LaBeouf's transformation from teen geek action star to gritty IDGAF actor.
Gritty is a new cliche, I know, and doesn't fit every franchise. However, after the over-the-top slap in the face silliness of Indy 4, it's only logical to go truly dark and dangerous on the next one. I think Mutt could conceivably come back, too, given Shia LaBeouf's transformation from teen geek action star to gritty IDGAF actor.
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6:44PM on 12/06/2013
The only reason I'm not red on this is I have to admit it makes good business sense for Disney to procure the rest of Lucasfilm's franchise properties. But I do not want another Indiana Jones. Certainly not without Harrison Ford, preferably with Spielberg at the helm (though after the last film that's not as big a concern). But Indiana Jones deserves to be protected. It's not an epic universe like Star Wars. It's one man.
The only reason I'm not red on this is I have to admit it makes good business sense for Disney to procure the rest of Lucasfilm's franchise properties. But I do not want another Indiana Jones. Certainly not without Harrison Ford, preferably with Spielberg at the helm (though after the last film that's not as big a concern). But Indiana Jones deserves to be protected. It's not an epic universe like Star Wars. It's one man.
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1:04AM on 12/09/2013
it is one man but there are characters such as John Rhys-Davies character Sallah that were omitted in the last movie that NEED to have their presence since Denholm Elliott passed away and Sean Connery wont come out of retirement to come back to this franchise... we need to pull in some familiar faces.
it is one man but there are characters such as John Rhys-Davies character Sallah that were omitted in the last movie that NEED to have their presence since Denholm Elliott passed away and Sean Connery wont come out of retirement to come back to this franchise... we need to pull in some familiar faces.
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7:00PM on 12/06/2013
As long as Shia doesn't return, I'm happy.
As long as Shia doesn't return, I'm happy.
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2:16AM on 12/09/2013
well. they might need him to yell at things
well. they might need him to yell at things
7:31PM on 12/06/2013
If you ever have the chance to ride the Indiana Jones rides at Disneyland in Anaheim or Tokyo Disney Sea, go for it. One of my favourite theme park rides ever - and it handled the "crystal skull" idea better than the film eventually did.
If you ever have the chance to ride the Indiana Jones rides at Disneyland in Anaheim or Tokyo Disney Sea, go for it. One of my favourite theme park rides ever - and it handled the "crystal skull" idea better than the film eventually did.
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8:01PM on 12/06/2013

I think you might have uninentionally left out a couple of words:

"Ford is keen to do it and so is Spielberg, all that stands in the way (of it being good) is George Lucas writing it."
"Ford is keen to do it and so is Spielberg, all that stands in the way (of it being good) is George Lucas writing it."
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8:20PM on 12/06/2013
Anything Disney does will be better than that atrocity/abomination we got last time around.

Whatever you do though...

DON'T let George Lucas write it.
Anything Disney does will be better than that atrocity/abomination we got last time around.

Whatever you do though...

DON'T let George Lucas write it.
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9:15PM on 12/06/2013
Im open to Ford returning, but Im also open to another actor portraying Indy. Indy was originally inspired by James Bond, and we switch Bonds every 10 years or so. As long as the story and adventures are good and not cartoonish (i.e. not swinging with monkeys and sword fighting while standing on two cars at once while driving through the jungle)
Im open to Ford returning, but Im also open to another actor portraying Indy. Indy was originally inspired by James Bond, and we switch Bonds every 10 years or so. As long as the story and adventures are good and not cartoonish (i.e. not swinging with monkeys and sword fighting while standing on two cars at once while driving through the jungle)
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12:57AM on 12/09/2013
or just create a new character like Indiana Jones... an adventurer the likes of Karl Urban or Brendan Fraiser's Mummy movies were.... I think before Kingdom of the Crystal Skull many people were opposed to the idea of swapping out the actor and now it's kinda like "ok let's do it with a younger Indiana"
or just create a new character like Indiana Jones... an adventurer the likes of Karl Urban or Brendan Fraiser's Mummy movies were.... I think before Kingdom of the Crystal Skull many people were opposed to the idea of swapping out the actor and now it's kinda like "ok let's do it with a younger Indiana"
12:29PM on 12/07/2013
Problem with making comparisons to Bond is, with the exception of the Young Indiana Jones adventures, he's always been played by Ford. So he doesn't have a legacy of being different guys playing a character type. Indiana Jones IS Harrison Ford.
Problem with making comparisons to Bond is, with the exception of the Young Indiana Jones adventures, he's always been played by Ford. So he doesn't have a legacy of being different guys playing a character type. Indiana Jones IS Harrison Ford.
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11:08PM on 12/06/2013
Creating a little hate,I say Ford has had his day. I really don't want to see a 70 something Indiana Jones but I am open for a younger actor to take the role and I don't mean remake Raiders.Just new stories for a 40 something year old Jones.
Karl Urban anyone.
Creating a little hate,I say Ford has had his day. I really don't want to see a 70 something Indiana Jones but I am open for a younger actor to take the role and I don't mean remake Raiders.Just new stories for a 40 something year old Jones.
Karl Urban anyone.
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12:54AM on 12/09/2013
we also know that there is an extremely different looking older "jones" wearing an eyepatch from the Young Indiana Jones stories that popped up as a mentor figure in "modern times.... whatever that may have been.
we also know that there is an extremely different looking older "jones" wearing an eyepatch from the Young Indiana Jones stories that popped up as a mentor figure in "modern times.... whatever that may have been.
4:15AM on 12/07/2013
After Ford, I think Jon Hamm should be Indy.
After Ford, I think Jon Hamm should be Indy.
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10:24AM on 12/07/2013
Disney's next two purchases: Willow and Howard The Duck.
Disney's next two purchases: Willow and Howard The Duck.
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12:53AM on 12/09/2013
I have long been an advocate of a CGI Howard the Duck reboot/prequel or anything... even a Marvel Zombies film with Machine Man.... let's get it done people.
I have long been an advocate of a CGI Howard the Duck reboot/prequel or anything... even a Marvel Zombies film with Machine Man.... let's get it done people.
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12:54PM on 12/07/2013
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6:23PM on 12/07/2013
I heard that Aunty Violet's part-time job is dealing out handies on the corner for $5 a pop.
I heard that Aunty Violet's part-time job is dealing out handies on the corner for $5 a pop.
2:10PM on 12/07/2013
I would be nice to have 1 last film to send indy out on a high note. However, this news makes me worry Disney will try to reboot route with Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones is more like Rocky Balboa or Marty McFly to me. The films are great and there's only one actor that can ever be in those roles in my mind.
I would be nice to have 1 last film to send indy out on a high note. However, this news makes me worry Disney will try to reboot route with Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones is more like Rocky Balboa or Marty McFly to me. The films are great and there's only one actor that can ever be in those roles in my mind.
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6:55PM on 12/07/2013
Ford is 73 years old, by the time they started shooting another movie, he'd be like 76. I don't want to see an Indy film with an ancient guy in the lead. Indy in his mid 60s in one thing, but no one wants to see him play the character in his late 70s. I'm really hoping that disney is going to reboot the franchise for the next film.
Ford is 73 years old, by the time they started shooting another movie, he'd be like 76. I don't want to see an Indy film with an ancient guy in the lead. Indy in his mid 60s in one thing, but no one wants to see him play the character in his late 70s. I'm really hoping that disney is going to reboot the franchise for the next film.
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8:34PM on 12/07/2013
If Harrison Ford is not coming back bring on Karl Urban. He's got the grumpy anti hero down
If Harrison Ford is not coming back bring on Karl Urban. He's got the grumpy anti hero down
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9:26PM on 12/07/2013
If Harrison Ford is not coming back bring on Karl Urban. He's got the grumpy anti hero down
If Harrison Ford is not coming back bring on Karl Urban. He's got the grumpy anti hero down
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6:41AM on 12/08/2013
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1:08AM on 12/09/2013

PLEASE bring back John Rhys-Davies

now that Sean Connery refuses to come out of retirement for a cameo and Shia LaBeouf went low profile for all of 2012 and 2013 it's not likely he'd get the call anyway.... I mean did anyone actually see LAWLESS, CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN or THE COMPANY YOU KEEP? NO.... they didnt....
now that Sean Connery refuses to come out of retirement for a cameo and Shia LaBeouf went low profile for all of 2012 and 2013 it's not likely he'd get the call anyway.... I mean did anyone actually see LAWLESS, CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN or THE COMPANY YOU KEEP? NO.... they didnt....
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2:42PM on 12/09/2013

Also means new Indiana Jones restrictions by Disney

Disney announces that from this day forth...
-Indiana Jones or any other hero in the film will not be seen drinking alcohol. Sunny D will be drank instead
-No hearts will be ripped out of people while still alive
-No faces will melt or explode as a result of opening or powering the film's main treasure objective
-No James Bond style sexual innuendos
-Nazis and communist Russians will not be the main villains anymore
-Children will not be shot working as salves. These scenes will be
Disney announces that from this day forth...
-Indiana Jones or any other hero in the film will not be seen drinking alcohol. Sunny D will be drank instead
-No hearts will be ripped out of people while still alive
-No faces will melt or explode as a result of opening or powering the film's main treasure objective
-No James Bond style sexual innuendos
-Nazis and communist Russians will not be the main villains anymore
-Children will not be shot working as salves. These scenes will be portrayed off camera.
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