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Nerdist News: Is Bradley Cooper the New Indiana Jones?!

Wacky Wednesday is here again on Nerdist News, friends! It’s just like regular Wednesday, except the name’s different!

Our top story today is an Earth-shattering rumor about where the Indiana Jones franchise is heading and just who may take on the mantle of Indy once Harrison Ford is done with the role! But that’s not all. Nope, we’ve also got a breakdown of yesterday’s big Facebook purchase of Oculus, some new Terminator: Genesis details, and a peek at some crazy cool LEGO Simpsons minifigs!

Enjoy today’s episode, check back in with us tomorrow for another, and let us know in the comments below who you think would make a good Indy!


  1. nick charles says:

    Come on bring back Sean Patrick as Indy. Coopers too pretty

  2. Gio says:

    Whats the name of that guy in the new Dawn of the Planet of the apes? he is also the villain in White house Down..
    I think his name is Jason Clark? Depending on how the new Apes movie is, he could do it. He certainly looks the part.

  3. RobotShlomo says:

    No pretty boy tween Abercrombie and Fitch looking models please. Indiana Jones is supposed to be that old Hollywood worldly rugged tough guy. You can’t have him looking like he’s afraid to break a nail. But really who are we kidding? Be prepared for the ubiquitous “unknown British actor”!

  4. cardsfanbj says:

    Well, if we can’t have Fillion, I do like Bradley Cooper as the new Indy.

  5. fluxiest says:

    They should have Harrison Ford interview everyone for the part.

  6. Fiendrunner says:

    I think Cooper is an excellent choice, Another that could keep up the fun side, and still do the action is Ryan Reynolds, also Ben Affleck might work as well.

  7. ThisGuyRightHere says:

    Tina gunn: That is quite possibly the worst idea ever. As long as we’re picking awful choices to carry on the Indiana Jones legacy, why don’t we pick Kevin James, Hayden Christensen, or Katherine Heigl?

  8. Dino says:

    I think Sean Patrick Flanery should do it.He has done it before (the young Indiana Jones Chronicles) and he can do it again.

  9. Tina ginn says:

    Indiana Jones is a rugged kinda guy, Bradley Cooper is not…he’s not nearly rugged enough. I think we should give Shia LeBoef the reins and see where he takes it. Not that he’s rugged, but he does play Indy’s son…

  10. Caty says:

    I would LOVE Bradley for an Indiana Jones reboot! He’s got the rugged beauty of Ford and perfect humor for the role!

  11. Tara Brown says:

    Ryan Reynolds…he can handle the humor well and he’s charming (just keep Blake Lively away…the green person movie sucked).

  12. Mike says:

    I think Billy Burke would make a better Indy than Cooper. Cooper just doesn’t seem tough enough for the role.