Latino Review is speculating the Indiana Jones just might be getting a soft reboot a la James Bond. When Spielberg and Lucas originally created the character they were doing so as sort of an Americanized James Bond film so it’s not really a stretch to picture Disney going in this direction, especially considering Harrison Ford is aging at a normal rate.
According to the Review, there is a start date for Indiana Jones 5 and if the film has not started the process, Disney is ready to recast Jones with a younger actor. James Bond has been doing this for decades – Daniel Craig is the sixth actor to play the MI6 super-spy.
But who could possibly fill the shoes of Dr. Jones? The Review says that Bradley Cooper is at the top of the list (and to be fair, Latino Review did say that Cooper was in talks to play Rocket Raccoon and they got that right).
As a huge Indiana Jones fan (I even liked The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) a part of me feels that there is only one Indiana Jones and that is Harrison “I also played Han Solo” Ford. However, I also really like the whole 1930’s/40’s adventure feel and I would love to see another actors take on the Nazi-fighting archeologist. I think Bradley Cooper would be a tremendous choice for the role. He’s got the ruggedness and the charm needed to play Indy, while still being able to bring the seriousness Ford brought to the role (Cooper was great in Silver Linings Playbook).
I know nothing is set in stone and this could completely off-base, but if they were to reboot Indiana Jones and they were able to get Cooper for a new trilogy (because that’s how movies are done now) I would be stoked.
What do you guys think of the rumors? Do you think Cooper would make a good Indiana Jones or should they try to get another actor?