News is circulating that Bradley Cooper is in the frame to don Harrison Ford‘s fedora and take over the Indiana Jones franchise for Disney. This probably isn’t going to happen – and there’s a good chance that Ford will be back to play Indy one final time.
Sure, Disney recently picked-up the rights to the Indy franchise from Paramount Pictures – but they want Ford to play the character for the next movie. Ford is currently 71 years old (he could easliy pass for nearly 20 years younger) and I think we’ll see a Ford focused Indy movie in the next three years. Then they’ll mothball the franchise for a while and reboot with a younger model. i doubt that’ll be Cooper though. I don’t think he’d want to go there. One thing’s for sure – at some point Indiana Jones will return to the screen.