Indiana Jones and the Pirate Muppets of Dagobah

“Look, Mutt. I see a long-running franchise in your future and, well, I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

I read the news today — oh, boy

Walt Disney Studios has bought the marketing and distribution rights for future movies in the “Indiana Jones” franchise from Paramount Pictures, the companies said Friday.

This gives Disney control over the future of the series, adding to the ownership rights it acquired when it bought Lucasfilm in in 2012 and clearing the way for the studio to make more “Indiana Jones” movies if it chooses to do so.

Okay, so now that Disney owns the Muppets, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, late night comedians have enough monologue material to keep them busy for years.

I challenged my friends on Twitter and Facebook community to see who could come up with the best title for Indiana Jones V. I threw down the gauntlet on Twitter with the title you see on this post. Here are a few of their suggestions. Feel free to add your own.

  • Indiana Jones and the Appalachian Trail
  • Indiana Jones and the Race to Space Mountain
  • Indiana Jones and Hayley Mills Go Under the Sea
  • Indiana Jones and the Emerald Bedpan
  • Indiana Jones and the Millennium Falcon
  • Indiana Jones and the Thinly Veiled Cash Grab
  • Indiana Jones and the Sparkly Princess of Dreams
  • Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Indiana Jones and the Blue Cube of Asgard
  • Indiana Jones and Muppets of Ragnarok
  • Indiana Jones & the Seven Dwarfs
  • Indiana Jones and the Secrets of Flubber
  • Raiders of the Lost Movie Rights
  • Raiders of the Disney Vault (where he finds a film print of ‘Song of the South’ and says “This should be in a museum!”)
  • Indiana Jones: The Musical
  • Indiana Jones and the AARP
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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Taran Gingery

    I would totally watch “Indiana Jones and the Millennium Falcon”! Or maybe I should go rewatch “Star Wars” instead – it’s basically the same thing. Coincidentally, I was watching “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” the other day and a bad guy asks of Jack Sparrow: “Does he plan it out or just make it up as he goes along?” Which reminded me of Indy… and lo and behold, I read this news.

    Also, hasn’t Disney owned the Muppets since the 1990s with their “Christmas Carol”?


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