An earlier report that American Hustle star Bradley Cooper might be starring in a rebooted Indiana Jones movie appears to be false.
According to Slash Film, the rumors are not true.
The website, which noted that reports like this, originated from Latino Review, are often spot on. However, after contacting a high-placing source, it was revealed that the rumors are in fact not true.
The report stated that because Disney acquired the rights to all future Indiana Jones films, this was a good indicator that they plan on making a fifth movie for the franchise. However, the report also stated that a long list of actors were being considered for taking the iconic role over from Harrison Ford, who could potentially be too old for the role by the time the film is made (it is currently on the back burner as Disney focuses on the release of the J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars: Chapter VII in December 2015.)
Producer Frank Marshall also confirmed that the report was untrue, telling Ain't It Cool News, "This is an internet rumor with not a shred of truth to it. I have not pitched an idea for a proposed Indiana Jones movie, nor has anybody approached me with such an idea. The inaccurate report of Latino Review was the first I'd heard of it."
Whether the movie will be made as a reboot or will continue the franchise with Ford in the starring role, fans will need to wait a while for it to hit theaters, as Disney chairman Alan Horn confirmed in December that no plots have even been introduced for it.
"We haven't done anything," he said. "We don't have a story. We need a story."