The Walt Disney Company (DIS) made headlines last week when it announced that it struck a deal with Paramount Pictures to acquire the marketing and distribution rights for all future films in the Indiana Jones franchise. The move is not totally unexpected as Disney had already acquired production rights for all future films in the popular franchise with its 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm.
However, the deal does make it possible for Disney to now build the Indiana Jones franchise in any way it wants. It now seems increasingly likely that the titular adventure hero will be joining his space-faring Star Wars friends in Disney's growing media library in the near future.
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