Disney Gets The Rights To 'Indiana Jones' Sequels, Get Ready for More Harrison Ford, All the Time
Hold onto your fedoras, Disney just got their hands on the Indiana Jones franchise . The studio announced on Friday that they had reached an agreement with Paramount Pictures over the marketing and distribution over any future Indiana Jones films. This means that a sequel is not only possible, it's highly likely. Why? Because Disney doesn't know how to stop, and they'll ride any movie cash cow until it's on its last legs and 4/5 of the original cast opts out, and even then they'll probably still release another couple of sequels.
These days it feels like Disney releases more sequels than original movies. In the works right now they have Alice in Wonderland 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Finding Nemo 2, Avengers 2, and Star Wars 7, 8, & 9.
This is the studio that announced they were planning a sequel to Oz the Great and Powerful, on the day the movie came out. I have no doubt that this move to buy the marketing and distribution rights for Indiana Jones was Disney's way of saying, "We're going to bully Harrison Ford into doing another crappy sequel just like we did for Star Wars: Episode VII."
Although, maybe it won't take so much bullying. Even after the atrocity that was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Ford is on board for a fifth installment.
"I would do it in a New York minute, yes. I don’t think there is any barrier to Indiana Jones being an old fart. I’m old enough that we don’t need [Sean] Connery any more. I’m old enough to play my own father!" he joked of a possible sequel.
But just because Johnny Depp is on board for five Pirates of the Caribbean movies, that doesn't mean they should be made. However the untimate problem is not that these sequels exist, but that people continue to go see them. You vote with your dollar, and somewhere along the line your dollars helped vote in such gems as three High School Musicals, three Beverly Hills Chihuahuas (yes, really), and about a million "Buddy the dog who can do sports" movies. So unless you're really dying to see Harrison Ford make good on his "old fart" Indiana Jones, stop going to see the terrible sequels. Instead, we'll take one for the team and review them for you so you don't have to waste those two-three hours of your life on what is sure to be a mediocre movie.