Bradley Cooper for ‘Indiana Jones’ reboot?

Reports say actor could take over Harrison Ford's role

Bradley Cooper could don a fedora and pick up a whip for an Indiana Jones reboot, according to reports.

Latino Review says that The Hangover actor Cooper is being linked with the iconic role as studio Disney explores the possibility of recasting the part for a new Indiana Jones film, rather than ask Harrison Ford to return. Rumours suggest that Disney are considering adopting a similar approach to the franchise as is employed in the Bond movies, in which the lead role is constantly recast.

In December last year, however, Disney said that they had no plans to make a new Indiana Jones film for at least two or three years, with studio chairman Alan Horn stating: “We haven’t done anything. We don’t have a story. We need a story.”

Previously, meanwhile, Harrison Ford said he was eager to see a new film in the series happen. He reprised his role as the archaeologist in 2008’s Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, joined by Shia LaBeouf as his son Mutt. The film, which revived the action franchise after nearly two decades, was a big hit at the box office, grossing over $780 million (£510 million) worldwide.