Everyone’s favorite Nazi-punching archeologist has found a new home (presumably after finally being fired by the university after numerous absences, Federal investigations, and classromm disruptions).
Disney, who already owned the production rights to the Indiana Jones franchise since the purchase of Lucasfilm, bought the marketing and distribution rights as well. The acquiring of the movie making trifecta it is much more likely that we will be on the receiving in of another Indiana Jones movie in the future. Paramount previously owned the rights for marketing and distribution, and will receive a cut of future profits.
A lot of people were less than impressed by the most recent outing of Jones and son, but Disney has been taking once-popular but waning franchises and turning them into money factories (looking at you Marvel), so here’s to hoping they can keep the magic going with both of Lucas’ beloved franchises.