Back to IndieWire

Harrison Ford Is Still Deciding On ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ But Ready For More ‘Indiana Jones’

Harrison Ford Is Still Deciding On 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' But Ready For More 'Indiana Jones'

For an actor over 70, Harrison Ford sure has his choice of projects that will keep generating income for his bank account, long after he’s hung up his acting cap. It was just yesterday he was talking about potentially reprising his role as Deckard for “Blade Runner 2,” but the project he’s long been rumored for that seems more likely to happen is “Star Wars: Episode 7.” However, it would appear the ever crochety thesp is still playing it coy about returning as Han Solo.

Appearing on “The Graham Norton Show” over in the U.K., Ford was again questioned about the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode 7,” and the actor stated that he had “not quite made the choice’” about appearing in the J.J. Abrams-directed movie. It’s certainly a bit surprising given that the film is tentatively slated to shoot next year, but he also could just be playing coy as well. However, of all the reservations and grumpiness he’s shown for both “Star Wars” and “Blade Runner,” one franchise practically causes him to light up: “Indiana Jones.”

“I would do it in a New York minute, yes,” Ford said about a sequel. “I don’t think there is any barrier to Indiana Jones being an old fart. I’m old enough that we don’t need (Sean) Connery any more. I’m old enough to play my own father!’”

But of course, that has the longest shot of actually happening, especially now that George Lucas is stepping away from running the Lucasfilm show, with that company pretty much solely focused on “Star Wars” in the immediate future.

So we’ll have to see whether or not Ford ultimately returns to the galaxy far, far away, but maybe someone should pitch another Indy flick. [Metro]

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , ,



I have a feeling Ford's condition on returning was that he had a lot of input on how exactly Han Solo is portrayed and used in the script. From what I've read, he wasn't impressed with the ROTJ script and that left a sour taste for him about how Han Solo "went out." Now with Episode 7, there's the chance for him to make one final lasting impression of that character the way that he wants to do it.

Voice of Reason

As legendary as Harrison Ford is now, without Star Wars, odds are pretty good that today he'd be a retired carpenter living in the Valley.

He should just sign on and show a little gratitude to the franchise that made his career possible. Plus, I'm pretty sure that this time he'll get that big Han Solo death scene he always wanted in ROTJ, so they don't have to play this game with him yet again on Ep 8.

The adviser

Ready for shit. SW7 is pure shit. And the rumors every year of more Indys "supershit". Indy 4 was shit+water+ben affleck like Daredevil. Come on…Ben Affleck is TDK …mr Wayne? F****blockbusters sequels and remakes.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *