A full scale Millennium Falcon is being built at Pinewood, as some staff are being offered 7-year contracts, potentially to include Indy 5 Appreciating that there's no shortage of Star Wars: Episode 7 rumors doing the rounds, we've elected not to run the majority of them for reasons of, well, they don't sound too accurate. Likewise, we've been contacted by lots of people who claim to have insider scoops on what's going on, that we haven't run for similar reasons.
Last week we reported on George Lucas and his process of presenting a new set of design plans for the creation of his Cultural Arts Museum, which took place last Friday. We now learn a few of those updated plans via SF Gate, specifically an Indiana Jones themed component looking to be added to the facility. The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum could assist in the creation of — The Indiana Jones Archeology Trail — which would highlight important archeology locations throughout the Presidio for visitors to experience and enjoy — “Follow Indiana Jones as he trail blazes an exciting journey throughout the Presidio.”
The Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures have reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the Indiana Jones franchise. 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. Disney also had to buy the rights from Paramount to market and release “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3,” which earned Paramount a considerable sum in return.