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 has not officially announced that a fifth films is in the works.
I’m guessing we see such an announcement ASAP as Disney continues its conquest to scoop up any and all intellectual property worth owning.
None of this should be too surprising — remember that longtime Indiana Jones producer, Kathleen Kennedy, is now the president of Lucasfilm at Disney. I just hope the team at Disney can manage to make something significantly better than Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.