Disney wants Bradley Cooper to play Indiana Jones?

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This undated publicity film image provided by The Weinstein Company shows Bradley Cooper playing Pat Solatano in a scene from the film, "Silver Linings Playbook." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, JoJo Whilden)

Did you know that Bradley Cooper is the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film? The film stars wonderfully talented actors like Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt and Glenn Close and WWE's Dave Batista alongside Cooper's anthropomorphized raccoon who suffers from OCD, but is really good at stealing cars.

The reason I bring up Cooper's turn as a CGI raccoon is that the same source that first tipped Latino Review off to Cooper's involvement in the Guardians of the Galaxy project has told them that Cooper's name is at the top of the list of actors who, Disney hopes, will help to carry on the Indiana Jones franchise until it's a shell of its former self.

You see Spielberg and Lucas always saw Indy as their own James Bond type movies and now it appears that they might look like 007 even more. Our ever reliable sources (same folks who told us about Rocket Raccoon) are informing us that while Harrison Ford might still play Indiana Jones in the next film of the franchise, the window of making that happen is getting smaller and smaller.

There is a date and if Indiana Jones 5 is not moving forward by then, the studios are 100% prepared to recast a younger Dr. Jones and ready up a new trilogy. Let’s be realistic, Harrison is not the box office draw he once was and he is only getting older.

Don’t think of it as a reboot but just recasting the same way the James Bond (Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig) movies have been doing for the better part of five decades. And who just might be one of the actors that the studio is looking at? The word is that they are looking at several but Bradley Cooper is at the top of the list.

This doesn't mean that Cooper is attached to the project. Simply put, it means that if Harrison Ford is too old by the time Disney gets around to making a new Indiana Jones abomination, the studio will look to someone younger and handsomer to fill his boots and they're hoping it'll be Cooper. [ONTD, h/t Uproxx]