This is probably the coolest video you'll see all day. And if it doesn't make you smile, you're probably cold and dead inside. Either that, or you're one of the .09% in the world who cares nothing about Han Solo or that he's returning with his first sequel in thirty years in next month's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The man behind the legendary space pirate, Harrison Ford, recently participated in a video to surprise fans. And it's awesome.
Of course, he's doing it all for charity. Omaze has launched another campaign, and this time, the stakes for participants is pretty high. Those who donate to the cause will be entered to win a chance to meet the cast at the premiere for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And to participate, you can visit omaze.com/StarWars by clicking Here.Read More
Until now, Harrison Ford has never shared his true feelings about Han Solo, or what it was like revisiting the character for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Most thought he despised the ol' space pirate, as the actor has never spoken very highly of him in the press. But in a new interview with EW, it's suggested that's because Harrison Ford and Han Solo might be a little too much alike. In this informative chat, Ford offers new insight into the former smuggler, and promises that this is not a new take on the mythos. Solo is still very much the charming rogue we've come to know and love over these past three decades.
The trailers have been pretty generous in giving us footage of Harrison Ford as Han Solo, though we've yet to see his co-star Mark Hamill as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. In fact, Han Solo not only graces the cover of the new EW, but we also get two new photos, which you can check out here. A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens preview is debuting on ABC this Thursday night. Perhaps we'll see more of the iconic smuggler turned resistance pilot when that airs tomorrow.Read More
Earlier that month, director Steven Spielberg said he wants to make Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford. But it's still unclear when that might actually happen. There was a rumor that Disney is planning a 2018 release date for Indiana Jones 5, but that rumor was also shot down by Frank Marshall. As of now, LucasFilm is intent on getting it's Star Wars franchise back up and running before embarking on another Indy adventure.
Ironically, James Bond was a heavy influence on the creation of Indiana Jones, which lead to former 007 Sean Connery being cast as Indy's father in 1989's Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade. Fans last saw Indy in 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which earned $786 million worldwide at the box office. Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt and Jim Broadbent also starred in the action-adventure. Disney acquired the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise back in December 2013, leading to much speculation about the future of this series. Are you glad that Harrison Ford is excited to return as Indiana Jones? Or is he just too damn old?Read More
When last we heard any talk about Indiana Jones 5, the rumor was that Disney and director Steven Spielberg wanted Chris Pratt to take over for Harrison Ford as the iconic archeologist and adventurer. The film series was always envisioned as a James Bond type serial that would see a different actor picking up the mantel every couple of years. And when Disney bought Lucasfilm, it seemed as though they were intent on rebooting the property. Maybe that's not true. This weekend, while promoting his latest film Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg claimed that he wants to make Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford, bringing forth one more true sequel.
Development on a new Indiana Jones movie has stalled as Disney gets its version of the Star Wars series off the ground. In December, we will get Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first live-action Star Wars movie in over ten years. Once the new trilogy and the Legacy spinoffs have proven able to pull in strong audiences, then Disney and Lucasfilm will set their fixed gaze upon the man in the hat, with the whip. But it has never been confirmed which direction the production will head. Will it be a true sequel? Or are they going to reboot the franchise? If they intend to do a prequel with a much young Henry Jones, Jr., it wouldn't be the first time another actor has portrayed the character. Sean Patrick Flanery played Indy in the weekly TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which launched in 1992.Read More
The director added that Poe Dameron is a combination of the director's assistant, Morgan Dameron, and his daughter's stuffed teddy bear, named Poe. The ball droid BB-8 was named so because the rolling android looks like both an 8 and two B's, what he called an "almost onomatopoeia." Domhnall Gleeson's General Hux may have been inspired by a name the director saw on a tombstone, in a cemetery near the Bad Robot offices, and Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma was named in honor of Don Coscarelli's 1979 cult classic Phantasm, because the iconic orb in that movie looks just like her new silver Stormtrooper armor. What do you think of these new details?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.Read More