Harrison Ford Wants To Play Han Solo Again (This One I Didn’t Make Up. Honest.)

November 6th, 2012 // 29 Comments
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“Great shot, kid! Now listen, Chewie and I are taking off, but tell Leia I looked online and her body will produce a secretion that will shut the whole thing down, so there’s nothing to worry about. She’ll know what I mean.”

Because apparently everyone’s going to talk about Star Wars for forever now which would’ve really come in handy 20 years ago when I sat alone in the back of Earth Science with my complete Topps Star Wars trading card collection I’m going to axe you all in your sleep, here’s Entertainment Weekly reporting that Harrison Ford is open to playing Han Solo again in Star Wars: Episode 7 because he eats a lot of fiber these days, so he’s more than capable of shitting all over another beloved films from my youth. (Go near, Willow, I’ll axe cut you.):

“Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are,” said one highly placed source, referring to Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, the trio that made a hyper-speed jump to global fame on May 25, 1977, the opening night for George Lucas’s original Star Wars film.

Which is amazing because Harrison Ford fucking HATES the Star Wars movies, but apparently has no problem coming back to be the crotchety old uncle to these whipper-snapper kids trying to save the galaxy with their Gangnam style because, yup, the new movies are going to be about Luke Skywalker’s kids. Via io9:

Plenty of fans were disappointed to hear that Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy won’t be making it to the big screen under Disney’s aegis (at least not yet) — but Zahn wasn’t one of them. Zahn tells Entertainment Weekly that he wasn’t even surprised:
“The original idea as I understood it — and Lucas changes his mind off and on, so it may not be what he’s thinking right now — but it was going to be three generations. You’d have the original trilogy, then go back to Luke’s father and find out what happened to him [in the prequels], and if there was another 7th, 8th, or 9th film, it would be Luke’s children. The Thrawn Trilogy really would have fit into the gap.”

In Harrison Ford’s defense, he did come up with the classic line where Han Solo responds “I know” to Princess Leia’s “I love you,” which Family Guy eventually took to it’s logical conclusion (below) giving me a cheap and easy punchline to bail out of this post with. So tell him to shoot first at whatever the fuck, doesn’t matter, and I’ll sign off on it. I’ve got people waiting for Internet tits.

Photos: Splash News

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  1. Dick Hell

    I’d forgotten about the pugilistic chicken stormtrooper. Seth MacFarlane for president.

  2. fembot

    Han Solo you can’t see what they’re doin!

  3. greedo

    like “hands so low?” i see what you did there

  4. grumpy git

    I never got the hype over Star Wars but all anyone does now is shit all over the old movies and make crappy remakes, and sequels and prequels and all other kinds of crap, ‘rebooting’ the franchises. And when they do remake them they nearly always alienate the built in fan base. Why don’t they just do something fucking original for once? and Harrison Ford has gotten old!

  5. dude

    I had a solo with my hands this morning.

  6. He can do the Kessel run in under seventy years.

  7. Cock Dr

    I can’t see grandpa Ford getting back into that frachise but everyone has a price. How could anyone say no to a gazzilion dollars for a couple days of easy work?
    Photos of Ford in his younger glory days still have the power to make me break out into a sweat. *cranks up office fan*

  8. Deacon Jones

    “Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it…..as long as the filming is completed prior to 3 PM each day. At 3, he drinks his Metamucil tea, and gets cranky if his bowel movements are interrupted.

  9. Anthony

    He looks like he’s off to teach a geography class.

  10. “Where did you dig up that old fossil?”

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    Cock Dr
    Commented on this photo:

    Gramps wants some hi res closeups.

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    Tron
    Commented on this photo:

    Leia’s your sister? Kinky…. :D

  13. Officelinebacker

    I’m shocked Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher don’t have more scheduling conflicts. I thought they were booked up until 2020.

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    Colin
    Commented on this photo:

    When did he turn into Chevy Chase?

  15. I don’t know … “Septuagenarian Falcon” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

  16. I am my Grandfather's Grandson

    Ryan Gosling will play Han Solo and Harrison Ford will play older Han Solo from the future who has to watch his planet blow up from the Red Matter because he pissed off that dastardly Romulan Captain Nero

  17. YEsu

    Harrison Ford wants to play Indiana Jones again too. He realizes that the roles mean mucho dinero, nothing else.

  18. EricLr

    No. No. No.

    The last thing I want to have as my last memory of Han Solo is a 70-something Solo hanging around talking about his glory days in the Rebellion. I’d rather watch the Holiday Special.

    Isn’t it bad enough he already participated in the Indy rape? Now he wants to cornhole Han too?

  19. Devilish Diva

    If an actress doesn’t take care of herself and starts to look old and out of shape, her career goes down the toilet. It’s only fair that it should happen to actors as well.

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    Dick Hell
    Commented on this photo:

    He looks pretty fit, of course anybody will standing next to present-day Carrie Fisher.

  21. How about Ricky Gervais as Obi Wan Kenobi, with no script. Let him ad lib thru the entire film. And Peter Dinklage as Master Yoda, with a load of naked breasts following him thru every scene.

  22. fullertonregan

    TWOWillow references in a day? Are you sure you’re still single?

  23. Is it too bad that I was kinda hoping for this?

  24. Crissy

    If he wants to play Hand Solo, let him play Hand Solo. Hey, he’s not hurting anybody else!

  25. Narc

    Why not, if you read the script idea for the 7th movie, Han Solo and most of the other people have aged and had kids. Its not like they can cast an effing 30 year old for a movie that takes place in the FUTURE from return of the jedi.

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