By Will Ashton
It appears that Disney has gone one step forward in their deal since they bought Lucasfilm last fall. In addition to new Star Wars movies, the company now officially will release any future Indiana Jones movies.
Variety revealed that Disney now reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the franchise. It allows Disney to retain its current Lucasfilm ownership rights. Despite this, however, Paramount keeps distributing the first four Indiana Jones films, and will have “financial participation” on any future films that are produced or released.
With this news, it seems inevitable now that Indiana Jones 5 will go into production. Rumors of an Indiana Jones 5 have been around since the last film, and Frank Marshall said last fall that the film was on the backburner after the Lucasfilm deal. Steven Spielberg also revealed earlier this year that George Lucas was still interested in making another Indiana Jones movie and Harrison Ford also stated that bringing back Indy would be “perfectly appropriate” to him.