Frank Marshall Hinting at New 'Indiana Jones' Development at Disney?
Just last week, we learned that Disney gained the rights to Indiana Jones from Paramount Pictures, making their ownership of Lucasfilm complete. Disney picked up "distribution and marketing rights to future films, in addition to retaining its current ownership rights," which means the House of Mouse can now make Indiana Jones sequels, reboots, etc. at their leisure, just like their continuance Star Wars saga starting with Episode VII with director J.J. Abrams. Now a tweet from Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall seems to indicate that Disney is moving swiftly to get a new Indiana Jones movie off the ground.
A bit strange sitting in the Indiana Jones office in the Lucasfilm office on the Disney lot, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) December 10, 2013
It would seem odd that Marshall would be in the Indiana Jones offices at Lucasfilm (now at Disney) and not discussing the potential plans for continuing the Indiana Jones franchise. After all, Harrison Ford has said that he still would like to do another Indiana Jones movie while he's still able. He always seems more keen on doing another adventure as Dr. Jones rather than returning as Han Solo, so this shouldn't be nearly as hard to negotiate as getting him back into Star Wars. This is just pure speculation at this point, but Disney would likely want to get another popular franchise moving quickly.