Chances are you’ve heard that Indiana Jones 5 is slowly but surely picking up steam over at Lucasfilm. However, most of the info you’ve crammed into your fanboy brain this week is nothing more than unsubstantiated internet malarkey.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Bradley Cooper was officially tapped to tackle the lead role in the next Indiana Jones flick, a rumor that was eventually tossed into the cinematic trashcan by Lucasfilm. If Cooper is really taking over the franchise, then producers are keeping that secret under wraps for the moment.
While most people were totally focused on that particular slice of Indiana Jones-related gossip, others were a little excited that Frank Darabont would handle scripting duties on the project. In fact, the boys and girls at Latino Review seemed to think the writer had already pitched an idea for the next movie.
Unfortunately, that’s just a rumor as well. After Darabont caught wind of his involvement with Indiana Jones 5, he decided to set the record straight. To make that happen, he reached out to Ain’t It Cool News with an official statement on the matter. In short: Frank isn’t involved with the project. Sorry if that ruins your weekend.
He told the website:
“This is an internet rumor with not a shred of truth in 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 on Latino Review was the first I’d heard of it.”
Producer Frank Marshall also let everyone know that he has no plans to discuss anything about the next Indiana Jones movie going forward. If you’re hoping to get the inside scoop from industry vet, then you’re all out of luck.
“Due to the ridiculous rumors that keep popping up, like agents pipe dreams, I will stop commenting on our projects until I have real news,” he tweeted.
Of course, this prompted many folks to ask him a series of ridiculous questions.
.@LeDoctor Is it true that Indiana Jones 5 will be set inside a packet of cornflakes?
— THE STUDIO EXEC (@studioexec1) March 26, 2014
So what have we learned from all of this Indiana Jones 5 talk, kids? It’s always best to avoid putting too much faith in stuff you read on the internet. Chances are there are a lot of Frank Darabont and Bradley Cooper fans who are a little disappointed about how all of this shook out. Feel free to blame Latino Review if you need to direct your anger in one particular direction.