Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Indiana Jones 5-A New Hope

This news came out about a month ago, and it made my 2013! Here's the scoop, right from Deadline:

"Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures said today that they’ve reached a marketing and distribution deal for the Indiana Jones franchise. Among other things, this agreement removes the last hurdle for Disney in moving forward with future Indiana Jones movies, which the company acquired when it purchased Lucasfilm in a multibillion-dollar deal late last year. The new deal gives Disney marketing and distribution rights to future films as well as retaining Lucasfilm’s ownership rights — which basically means they’ve got the whole shebang now. Paramount, on the other hand, isn’t left in the cold: The studio will continue to have distribution rights to the first four films. While details of the deal are unknown, Paramount also will receive financial rewards on any future Indiana Jones films that are produced and released by Disney. Moving ahead with a new Star Wars movie coming out in December 2015 and with two more in the pipeline, the studio has not confirmed that a fifth Indiana Jones has the green light. However, with today’s news and star Harrison Ford’s previous expressed interest in returning to the role, one would have to say it’s looking likely."

-How awesome is this?!?!?!?!?!?!? Not only do we get another movie(at least), but this is DISNEY!! They know something about huge franchises and how to treat them. Besides the movie, I'm looking forward to toys, bed sheets, rides, games, rides, "Indiana Jones Weekends" at the theme parks, but what I'm most looking forward to is the inevitable Disney XD cartoon:
AND the return of Indiana Jones to Marvel Comics!!!!!
Hopefully a lot of Indy stuff will get announced sometime during the comic year. I'm guessing most of it at the D23 Expo this year

1 comment:

  1. I do like the prospect of Indiana Jones comics at Marvel . . . fingers crossed on that!

    I hope they update the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular at Hollywood Studios, if they don't do new rides!