By default, I distrust anything Latino Review claims until/unless independently verified by more reliable sources.
Not that they don't occasionally have good scoops, but in my observance they seem to have a track record of implying rumors, instead of reporting them outright, in a way that gives them deniability if it turns out wrong/inaccurate.
They were clearly implying that recast could be imminent, but spent half the article hedging by saying it was only a plan for if they miss the deadline for another Ford film and that no offer had been made to Cooper and might not ever be made.
So the main sensationalist part of the rumor that everyone picked up on, is the same part that's completely nullified by the article itself.
Such that if/when it was denied, or if a new Ford film was announced as soon as the next day, they could just say "Oh, we (or "our sources") weren't lying, we clearly said it was only if they couldn't get a Ford film going. Duh."
IMO one of the bigger losses to cinematic history was that there wasn't a slew of Indy sequels in the 90s. Had Lucas and Spielberg been more into Infy, we could've gotten a nice amount of Indy films throughout the 90s into the 00s
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1994)
Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars (1996)
Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix (1998)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (2001)
Indiana Jones and the Garden of Eden (2008)
At this point, why does anyone ere hold out hope for an Indy V starring Ford? What gives you the faith that it will happen?
I think its more hope. I think people hold such a place in their hearts and mind for Raiders that they want to see Ford do another good Indy movie again.
I may be speaking for myself but I still hope there is another good movie in him. That may be blind faith. But thats what keeps many franchises going even when the star is a lot older and it relys on the nostalgia factor from its target audience and it keeps them coming back for more.
The reality probably is that the Bond route will be good for Indy with another actor playing him for another trilogy.
IndyForever, did you actually believe that the rumour had any substance to it?
Not much but the trouble is agents put these rumours out there & sometimes they become fact unless people complain enough (why they put these rumours out to begin with to gauge opinion without revealing anything else!)