I love that he still knows how to have to have a good time and not worry whether he’s being silly. I think that makes him even more awesome!
A few months ago, Harrison Ford was in a plane accident–he had to crash land, and broke his pelvis and ankle. This time, he had much more of a typical landing in a nice airfield in Malibu. But he didn’t just bring it down in any old field–oh, no, this is Han Solo we’re talking about. He has to make an entrance. So he brought down the helicopter into a landing space that was going to be used for a wedding that very same day.
Of course, it wasn’t a hit-and-run. Ford stayed behind and took a few photos with the lovely bride and groom, who (obviously) weren’t expecting him to suddenly crash land into their field.
I wonder if he starts every flight by saying, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” Because after this, I would.
(via Page Six)
With just under two months before Star Wars fans once again travel to a galaxy far, far away, Disney has offered up the final trailer for the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Teasers for the trailer hinted that “the First Order is coming,” and in the latest preview, fans get a glimpse of the new installment’s main villain Kylo Ren as he promises Darth Vader’s crushed mask, “I will finish what you started.”
The trailer also ties together the loose strands in the decades following Return of the Jedi: The original trilogy has become legend in the Star Wars universe, but as Harrison Ford’s Han Solo tells Daisy Ridley’s Rey, “It’s true. All of it. The Dark Side. A Jedi. They’re real.” The preview also features John Boyega’s Finn facing off in a light saber battle against Kylo Ren. Even a hooded Luke Skywalker makes a brief cameo, with his robotic hand reaching out to R2-D2 at the 1:40 mark.
Ahead of tomorrow’s brand new trailer, Lucasfilm has unleashed a brand new poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring our first official look at Princess Leia and what appears to be a planet sized Death Star. You’re definitely gonna want this one on your wall…
Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. Are you excited?
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 18, 2015
The director of the original also weighs in forcefully on whether or not Deckard was a Replicant.
Alien: Paradise Lost isn’t the only callback to a sci-fi classic from early in his career that director Ridley Scott is currently working on. During a promotional interview for The Martian, he revealed a little more about the long-awaited follow-up to 1982’s Blade Runner, on which he’s a producer.
“I got Harrison [Ford] back,” Scott said of the cast for the second movie, which will also include Ryan Gosling. “Harrison said, ‘Meh,’ and I said, ‘No, read this.’ And I think he said, ‘This is the best script I’ve ever had.’ We’ve been working on it for a couple of years.”
The new movie will be set in “2047, roughly,” although that apparently depends on Ford’s co-star. The date, Scott suggested, depends on how “young you can play Ryan Gosling. He’s 34, but he looks 27 when he’s doing his push-ups. So maybe 2050.”
Gosling, the director suggested, would take over the franchise after Ford’s departure — and Scott is thinking of it as a franchise, responding to a question about creating multiple movies in the series with “everyone else is, so why not?” As to what might be behind Ford’s departure, Scott was blunt when dropping a hint and answering an unresolved plot thread from the first movie. “Of course he’s a bloody Replicant!” he said about Deckard — and Replicants, as we know, come with in-built limited lifespans.
The second Blade Runner is scheduled to start production next year, with Denis Villeneuve directing from a screenplay by Michael Green and Hampton Fancher.
Is he? Isn’t he? This has been the question since the release of Blade Runner back in 1982 – is Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard himself one of the humanoid “replicants” that he is chasing down. In director Ridley Scott’s mind, Deckard was always a replicant — and he’s said so on several occasions — but now he says that in the forthcoming Blade Runner 2, the mystery will be thrown open once and for all. “Of course, he’s a bloody Replicant! He’s going to have to admit it. You’ll have to see the story. It’ll all make sense,” he said.
Though Scott has said he believes Deckard is a replicant — along with Darryl Hannah’s Pris, Brion James’s Leon, Joanna Cassidy’s Zhora and Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty from the sci-fi classic — fans have long discussed (and likely argued) whether this is the case or not, the movie itself leaving the answer in more ambiguous territory.
Ryan Gosling will be starring alongside Harrison Ford in the new movie, and Scott says he had to convince the latter to take up the role again. “I got Harrison back. Because Harrison said, ‘Me’, and I said, ‘No, read this.’ And I think he said, ‘This is the best script I’ve ever had.’ We’ve been working on it for a couple of years.”
Following news that he plans to make four “Prometheus” movies in all, and whether he might do the same with Blade Runner, he added, “Listen: Everyone else is, so why not? I love to work. The French say, ‘Work to live’, and I live to work. I’m very lucky to have a job that I adore. All my kids do the same thing. Some of it’s trying, but it’s like being in professional sport. It’s so competitive (that) you better keep bouncing the ball. You can’t rest.”
And when will the new movie be set? “It was 2017, so coming back it’ll be 2047, roughly. As young as you can play Ryan Gosling. He’s 34, but he looks 27 when he’s doing his push-ups. So maybe 2050,” he added. Then asked whether Gosling would then inherit the potential franchise after the first sequel, he answered “Yeah, yeah.”
Blade Runner 2, to be helmed by Prisoners and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve, and produced by Scott, has no release date just yet.
BAFTA Los Angeles will bestow its achievement laurel on Harrison Ford at the Oct. 30 Britannia Awards, which are moving to cabler Pop this year after previously airing on BBC America.
Ford will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the ceremony to be held at the Beverly Hilton.
“It is impossible to imagine the past 40 years of Hollywood history without Harrison Ford, and his performances are as iconic as the films themselves,” BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen said in a statement.
The ceremony, hosted by actor-comedian Jack Whitehall, will air Nov. 6 on Pop. The Britannia Awards had aired on BBC America in recent years but were carried by TV Guide Network, the predecessor of Pop, in 2010 and 2011.
Other Britannia honorees this year include Orlando Bloom, who will receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award, and Meryl Streep, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Sam Mendes, James Corden, Amy Schumer and event production company Done + Dusted will also be recognized.
The Britannia Awards help kick off awards season for BAFTA. The org’s film awards are set for Feb. 14 in London and will continue to air on BBC America.