I love Indiana Jones. Something about the adventure, frivolity, and general fun of the movies have always appealed to me and have made them timeless. Yes, I even enjoyed The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and think the hate thrown it’s way isn’t as deserved as people think. So I’ve been looking forward to Indiana Jones 5, though it’s progress has been slow. Today, a new rumor has hit from the sources at Latino-Review, that the studios are looking at possibly recasting the role, much like MGM and Sony has done with James Bond over the years. Not really a reboot, but a new adventure altogether. From LR:
Our ever reliable sources (same folks who told us about Rocket Raccoon) are informing us that while Harrison Ford might still play Indiana Jones in the next film of the franchise, the window of making that happen is getting smaller and smaller.
There is a date and if Indiana Jones 5 is not moving forward by then, the studios are 100% prepared to recast a younger Dr. Jones and ready up a new trilogy…And who just might be one of the actors that the studio is looking at ? The word is that they are looking at several but Bradley Cooper is at the top of the list.
Granted, this is a rumor at this point, but a lot about this makes sense. I firmly believe there is a point where bringing Harrison Ford back to the role is no longer feasible. It just wouldn’t make sense and the filmmakers would then be limited in the stories they could tell. I think there could be one more great outing with Ford as Indy, but beyond that, you’re pushing it. So it would make sense for the studios to move forward with a new actor in order to revitalize the franchise.
As for the Bradley Cooper bit, if that’s true, then he’s one of many on a list of potential actors. It doesn’t mean he’s signed on for the role, or even in talks for it, just on the studios ‘watch list’. Take all of this with a grain of salt, but if the studios decide to recast Indiana Jones, who do you think would be the best actor for the role?