Disney Buys Rights to [Either Save or Further Ruin] Indiana Jones

indiana jones recastWhile Disney hasn’t confirmed a release or production dates for the inevitable new Indiana Jones movie, they have officially acquired the rights from Paramount, giving them full ownership of the franchise.

From Variety:

Under the arrangement, Disney gains distribution and marketing rights to future films, in addition to retaining the ownership rights it secured when it acquired Lucasfilm.

Paramount will continue to be responsible for distribution of the first four films in the franchise and will receive a financial participation on any future films that are produced and released.

I can’t wait for them to recast Justin Bieber as Indy so he can use his diamond earrings as makeshift ninja stars and snap his whip at abominable snowmen with Mickey Mouse’s face and Goofy’s feet.