Disney Acquires Rights to ‘Indiana Jones’!

Disney buys the distribution and marketing rights to any future ‘Indiana Jones’ films from Paramount Pictures. Though, No fifth movie has been announced yet.

Disney acquires rights to Indiana Jones from Paramount
Disney acquires rights to Indiana Jones from Paramount
Walt Disney Studios has reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the Indiana Jones franchise, taking the property from Paramount. Disney now gains distribution and marketing rights to future films, and retains its current ownership rights which it acquired when it bought Lucasfilm last year.

Under this new agreement, Paramount will continue to distribute the original four films in the franchise, which include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. They will also receive an undetermined amount of the profits from any future installments that are produced and released.

At this time, Disney has not announced that a fifth Indiana Jones film is in the works.

In late August, while promoting Paranoia, Harrison Ford expressed more interest in doing Indiana Jones 5 than he did Star Wars: Episode VII. No writers have be hired at this time, and Steven Spielberg is not confirmed to direct, though he has helmed the previous four films in the series.

Now that Disney owns the rights, its highly likely that a fifth film will be announced before the end of the year. Disney CEO has expressed interest in moving forward on another sequel since they acquired LucasFilm last year.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the last film released by Paramount, grossed $783 million worldwide.

Indiana Jones 5 is in development .

Sources: Variety

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Comments (23)

  1. Jesse Milliken

    While the overall acting and action were good in Indy 4(except for the transformers kid), the actual plot felt like I had no place in the Indy universe. How do you go from finding the ark of the covenant to aliens seeding the earth? Overall the 4th installment felt like it had lost much of the emotion and charm found in the first 3. I hope that they don't repeat this if they decide to make a 5th movie.

    When did Disney become the godfather of the movie industry?

    1 year agoby @Jesse-MillikenFlag

  2. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Indy isn't my love, but in Disney's hands we are doomed!

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  3. Mr.K

    @kguy May the force be with you, Jurassic World... Always.

    1 year agoby @mr-kFlag

  4. K.Guy

    Indiana Jones: Jurassic Park! Run while you still have the chance!

    Jurassic Park: No not without you! First Star Wars now you? I-I can't move on like this..

    Indiana Jones: Listen kid! It's been a good run but you're still up and going.. go.. make Jurassic World before... before its too.. late.. X.X

    Jurassic Park: Noooooooooo!!!

    1 year agoby @kguyFlag

  5. SpideR-OnE

    if they wan to do new Indy movie hope they do the fate of atlantis or the infernal machine.

    1 year agoby @spider-oneFlag

  6. K.Guy


    1 year agoby @kguyFlag

  7. David garcia

    With soo much money comes great responsibility. And yet they couldn't do this with X-men and Spiderman. Jeez Disney c'mon, do the damn deal already.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  8. Josh

    Not much of a surprise. They already own the Indiana Jones ride.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  9. WongFu

    no lie, I need to reestablish it for my nephew.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  10. WongFu

    The good news is Disney hasn't bought Fox or Sony Studios yet.
    Stop procrastinating buy them.
    Buy me as well, rent is way past due and I need the money. Offer me ten million or more, I'm worth a million anyway.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  11. CelluloidDreams

    damn Disney !

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  12. Brizzy

    Jesus f*cking christ, Disney is buying everything.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  13. mikehd

    These mf are buying evrything

    1 year agoby @mikehdFlag

  14. knobie09


    1 year agoby @knobie09Flag

  15. ObiWanShinobi

    They did this for Harrisson Ford.

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  16. skywise

    @thedude1 They already do, you just don't know it yet.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  17. A7sus4

    I caught Crystal Skull on TV this year and enjoyed it more than any of the Star Wars prequels soooo... just saying

    1 year agoby @a7sus4Flag

  18. slysnide

    Oh God No. NO! NNOOOO!!!!

    1 year agoby @slysnideFlag

  19. Sean

    This is not surprising really. Especially since Disney will now release new Star Wars movies.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. TheDude1

    Disney will soon own us all.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  21. undeadslayer4

    u *ssholes stop stealing franchises its getting old and u know better

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

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