Oop! Bcoop isn't going to be Indiana Jones

Excited at the prospect of Bradley Cooper donning Indiana Jones’s fedora?

Well you shouldn’t be – because it might not be true after all. According to reports earlier this week the American Hustle star had been near the top of potential candidates to take over from Harrison Ford in a planned reboot of the franchise.

However Indy producer Frank Marshall has now all but denied the rumours on Twitter. After the initial reports surfaced he grumbled: ‘Due to the ridiculous rumours that keep popping up, like agents’ pipe dreams, I will stop commenting on our projects until I have real news.’

Marshall later added, somewhat wryly: ‘I can only confirm that Katy Perry will NOT be the new Indiana Jones.’ Speculation over Cooper’s involvement with the franchise began after the website Latino Review suggested that 71-year-old Ford could be retired in the event of a rebooted film. ‘Let’s be realistic,’ the site said. ‘Harrison is not the box office draw he once was and he is only getting older.’ Disney secured marketing and distribution rights to future Indiana Jones films at the end of last year after reaching an agreement with Paramount Pictures.