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Old December 7 2013, 04:42 AM   #1
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Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

I'm surprised I didn't see a thread on this...

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After Disney swallowed up Marvel and consumed Lucasfilm, we thought they'd be prying the Indiana Jones franchise from Paramount's cold dead hands. But not so — Paramount has signed over the rights. Congratulations Disney, you now own everything we love.
It's totally weird. Now a big chunk of genre stuff is owned and controlled by the Mouse.

Let the freaking out begin.
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Old December 7 2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

Professor Zoom wrote: View Post
I'm surprised I didn't see a thread on this...

From IO9

After Disney swallowed up Marvel and consumed Lucasfilm, we thought they'd be prying the Indiana Jones franchise from Paramount's cold dead hands. But not so — Paramount has signed over the rights. Congratulations Disney, you now own everything we love.
It's totally weird. Now a big chunk of genre stuff is owned and controlled by the Mouse.

Let the freaking out begin.
Oh, I thought they got Indy in The Star Wars Deal?
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Old December 7 2013, 04:59 AM   #3
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

Professor Zoom wrote: View Post

Let the freaking out begin.
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Old December 7 2013, 05:03 AM   #4
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Professor Zoom wrote: View Post
It's totally weird. Now a big chunk of genre stuff is owned and controlled by the Mouse.
I can't say I approve, but I don't find it weird. Disney has been a rapacious, acquisitive corporation for a long, long time. Like so many other modern corporations, they won't be happy until they monopolize their entire industry.

But as long as we can get an Indiana Jones movie without George Lucas having control over the story, I'd call that a win.
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Old December 7 2013, 05:05 AM   #5
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

I thought they got it last year with Star Wars so no surprise.
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Old December 7 2013, 05:12 AM   #6
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

Disney got IJ when they bought Lucasfilm, but Paramount had the distribution rights. And the House of Mouse won't let someone else make money, heaven forbid.

It was, it has to be said, a nice gesture on Paramount's part towards the fans, and they weren't going to make any money from IJ anymore anyway.

As long as it's better that KotCS, I'm good.
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Old December 7 2013, 05:14 AM   #7
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

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Old December 7 2013, 05:21 AM   #8
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

I'm sure this will be blasphemous around here, but I hope this leads to one last Indy movie with Ford in the role. 4 wasn't a great movie (like 1 and 3), but it was entertaining, and certainly better than 2.
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Old December 7 2013, 05:24 AM   #9
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

Harrison Ford has pretty much hung up his hat in terms of playing Jones, so this isn't really a big deal. Not like there will be endless Indiana Jones sequels coming out anytime soon with Disney.
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Old December 7 2013, 05:32 AM   #10
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

What will happen to the Paramount logo dissolving into a mountain?
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Old December 7 2013, 05:51 AM   #11
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^Maybe they can try the same trick with the Disney castle.
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Old December 7 2013, 06:50 AM   #12
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

Just to be clear for those who haven't read the article, this deal is only in regards to future IJ movies. Paramount still owns the distribution rights for the first four films, for whatever that's worth.
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Old December 7 2013, 07:05 AM   #13
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Re: Disney now controls Indiana Jones as well...

Disney is on the way to owning all the stuff they already had in their amusement parks all these years. I guess next they'll try to buy Twilight Zone.
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Old December 7 2013, 07:27 AM   #14
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They are the Twilight Zone.
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Old December 7 2013, 07:44 AM   #15
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Well, I guess Disney has long leveraged classic tales for their products so this is sort of a natural extension to absorb modern classics.
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