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Disney Makes A Deal For Indiana Jones
The Mouse House will distribute any new Indy film

08 December 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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While this was news that could have been predicted once Disney acquired Lucasfilm a year ago, certain financial aspects of the deal still had to be worked out. Now, the contracts are dry and the company has chosen a surprisingly low-key Friday afternoon press release to announce that it has negotiated with Paramount for the rights to distribute any new Indiana Jones film.

The reason for keeping things muted is the fact that there is no big news to relate about a potential fifth outing for Harrison Ford’s iconic adventurer, which remains strictly in the great vaults of rumour and speculation. Still, given the Mouse House’s driving forward with the Star Wars universe, we’re certain discussions have been held with major players such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas about continuing Indy’s adventures.

Paramount, meanwhile, keeps hold of all the rights to the previous four movies, and, a little like the deal for the company’s Marvel holdings, will keep some financial participation on any future films that are made and released. So it’s in both companies’ interest that Indy pick up the whip again. Will it happen? Watch this space...


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L: Cool Breeze L: Sotto Voce Ford could maybe do one more, but there doesn't seem to be any sign of another one. And rebooting.....t seems too soon to accept anyone else in the role. think they should create a new character and do those B-grade scifi stories that George Lucas wanted to do with Indy. y Smith and the Attack of the Giant Ants..ote] You realise that Ford isnt the only actor to have played Indiana Jones right? ou mean River Phoenix and whoever played him in tha More

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L: Sotto Voce Ford could maybe do one more, but there doesn't seem to be any sign of another one. And rebooting.....t seems too soon to accept anyone else in the role. think they should create a new character and do those B-grade scifi stories that George Lucas wanted to do with Indy. y Smith and the Attack of the Giant Ants..ote] You realise that Ford isnt the only actor to have played Indiana Jones right? More

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Ford could maybe do one more, but there doesn't seem to be any sign of another one. And rebooting......it just seems too soon to accept anyone else in the role. I think they should create a new character and do those B-grade scifi stories that George Lucas wanted to do with Indy. y Smith and the Attack of the Giant Ants.. More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 13:38 on 09 December 2013 | Report This Post

I think we'll still see one more Harrison movie. Inevitably it will reboot in a few years. More

Posted by chris wootton at 12:45 on 09 December 2013 | Report This Post

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I know you should never say never and all that, and I know some reboots of other franchises and the recasting of beloved characters has worked well (Chris Pine in Star Trek for instance), but I just can't see Indiana Jones working without Harrison Ford as the titular hero! I mean - who else could fill those boots? It'd have to be a ruggedly handsome actor that can do comedy, action and romance as well as Harrison Ford did - which frankly is one hell of an ask!! I suppose maybe someone lik More

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L: shinning_like_me No One But Only HARRISON FORD!!! es too old. More

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No One But Only HARRISON FORD!!! More

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It will be a reboot.Ford is way too old now to play Indy. More

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