Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Indiana Jones Reboot/Recast?!?

The fine folks over at Latino Review always seem to break some big stories, or at the very least report some juicy rumors concerning some of my favorite franchises. This time, word is Disney/Lucasfilm has plans to recast the role of Indiana Jones, and at the top of the list is Bradley Cooper.

Now let's look at this logically. Harrison Ford is getting a bit long in the tooth, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was by far the worst outing for our favorite archaeologist. If Disney/Lucasfilm is indeed moving forward with another Indy movie, wouldn't recasting be a good idea so you can avoid having to watch a septuagenarian running around getting into and out of trouble?

Now I'm not saying this is a good idea. Bradley Cooper is a fine actor who's been nominated for 2 Oscars, was great in The Hangover, and I've known about him since his days on Alias. I'm just saying I'd much rather see Cooper in an Uncharted movie, which for all intensive purposes is pretty much the same as Indiana Jones. Does that even make any sense?!?

Indiana Jones is one of my all time favorite franchises, and rebooting it SHOULD be blasphemy for me, but you know what? Star Trek got recast and I was okay with it. James Bond gets recast and I'm okay with it. The world moves on, and those original movies will always exist in my memories and in my Blu-Ray boxed sets. If Bradley Cooper becomes the next Indiana Jones, it is NOT the end of the world, although some nerds out there would have you think so.

Remember, this is just a rumor. We could all be getting into a hissy fit just for nothing. But it's fun to talk about isn't it?

So what do you think? Is the recasting a good idea? Or should Harrison Ford don the fedora one more time? And do you agree with my opinion or am I just a coward not taking any sides?

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