Will Bradley Cooper Play Indiana Jones In Upcoming Reboot?

The Hangover star could be set to take the fedora from Harrison Ford in a new trilogy.

Despite the fact that we all thought Indiana Jones was at least the one famous movie franchise that wasn't going to find itself subjected to the unnecessary reboot treatment, rumour has it that there are plans to do a "James Bond" with our favourite fictional archeologist in the near future if Harrison Ford is unable to reprise the role in time. Yes, after much speculation as to what, exactly, is in store for the Indiana Jones saga in the next few years, it look as though Bradley Cooper (you read that right) is being considered as the actor to replace Ford in an upcoming trilogy, based on an idea that has been pitched by The Shawshank Redemption's Frank Darabont. You'll remember that Darabont pitched an unsuccessful Indy sequel many years ago, so it's weird to see him involved again. But Paramount confirmed a while back that they had plans to deliver more Indy films - as time has gone on, however, it's become more and more apparent that it might not be entirely feasible to do them with Harrison Ford. Harrison Ford is 72 years old now, of course, and with the likes of Star Wars: Episode VII and the long-rumoured Blade Runner sequel already in the works, it seems unlikely that he'll be able to come back to Indy before he's reached age, like, 80. But is Bradley Cooper really a good choice? Is Ford somebody we can just replace with a younger model? Talented as he is, we're having a hard time imagining Cooper pulling off Indy's sardonic tendencies with the grizzled charisma that Ford brought to the role. Though technically Indiana Jones appears to be a character like James Bond - in the sense that we should be able to wipe the slate clean and recast him every once in a while - it's going to be immensely difficult to escape the iconic's fedora-clad shadow. Still, might Karl Urban be a better choice? What do you reckon? Does this sound like something you'd enjoy? Cooper as Indiana Jones? More films? Let us know in the comments section below.
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