A few days ago, director Jon Favreau left a cryptic message on his Twitter account, stating, "Some very cool Cowboys and Aliens casting news coming soon..." and now he has revealed the news. After Latino Review first reported the news, Favreau confirmed that Harrison Ford will be starring in Cowboys and Aliens. Here's what the director said.
Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys and Aliens. Okay? He is. Please don't tell anybody.
It wasn't quite clear as of yet what role Ford would play in the film though. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof wrote the script, based off the graphic novel by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley. The story revolves around aliens attacking 19th century Arizona which forces traditional enemies cowboys and Indians to band together and fight off the alien attackers.