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Rumor: Bradley Cooper eyed as the next Indiana Jones?

March 26th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

The last word we heard Harrison Ford still wanted to play Indiana Jones. But in December studio chairman Alan Horn said quite plainly, “We haven’t done anything. We don’t have a story. We need a story.”

If these latest rumors are right, it seems something may have changed.

According to Latino Review, time is running out in terms of getting the 71 year-old Harrison Ford to reprise his role one more time in another Indy film. It’s also widely believed that he’s expected to have some kind of role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. That could further complicate him returning to Indy, although Ford has said he’ll gladly do so again.

So, how does Disney keep the lucrative property alive? Especially since they’ve acquired the distribution rights for future movies.

Reboot. Well sort of.

It would be a recasting, think James Bond or Batman.

According to the rumor, Bradley Cooper is on top of that list, along with other potential inheritors of the whip and fedora.

Their source also reveals that Frank Darabont has pitched an idea, but didn’t know what it was.

Indiana Jones is a very valuable brand and it was only a matter of time until Disney cracked the “reboot” whip, but I for one would like a proper send off for Harrison Ford. I would like to capture what Stallone did with his Rocky Balboa.

that being said I do think Bradley Cooper would be perfect for the role, this guy deserves a franchise already.

So what do you think? Who could you see in the role of Indiana Jones?

Source: Latino Review


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