Where there’s George Lucas, there’s a way, so, it’s no surprise that he and his team are working on a fifth installment of ‘Indiana Jones.’ However, it does come to a surprise that Bradley Cooper is reportedly in talks to take over Harrison Ford’s role!
Harrison Ford may not ever have to face another snake again! At 71, the actor has done four installments of Indiana Jones, and creator George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg are working on a fifth. However, the studios have their eyes on Bradley Cooper to fill those boots, according to a new report.
Bradley Cooper As ‘Indiana Jones’ — Could He Pull It Off?
The chance that Harrison will take on the role as Indy in the next film in the successful franchise is “getting smaller and smaller,” a source told Latino-Review.com.
A date is reportedly set for Indiana Jones 5 to begin filming, but if it’s not moving forward by then, Disney is “100 %” planning to recast a different and much younger Dr. Jones.
If that does happen, the studios (Lucasfilms and Walt Disney) have their eyes on Bradley, 39, to take on the role.
We’ve got to say, it may be weird to see — the original Indy movie was 1981’s Raiders of the Lost — Bradley was only six in 1981!
‘Harrison Ford Is Indiana Jones,’ George Lucas Says
Plus, George Lucas may have trouble filling Ford’s shoes. We know that they’re close friends, as he has been very open about wanting him for the next Star Wars, set to come out in 2015.
“He is Indiana Jones,” he also said about Harrison in 2008, hinting that no one else could fill his shoes. We also aren’t sure Harrison will back out easily, either — that’s his role!
“We’ve seen the character develop and grow over a period of time and it’s perfectly appropriate and okay for him to come back again with a great movie around him where he doesn’t necessarily have to kick as much ass,” Ford told The Telegraph in August 2013.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers — should Bradley Cooper be the next Indiana Jones?
— Emily Longeretta