Harrison Ford Injured by Falcon

Harrison Ford Carrie fisher behind the scenesTwo things I feared when I heard Disney was making new Star Wars movies: 1. They’re going to suck. 2. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are really f*cking old.

While reprising his iconic role as Han Solo, 71-year-old Ford fell and broke his ankle on the set in a way that involved the door of the Millennium Falcon either opening or closing or just plain existing. Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones and has been cast as Chewbacca in Star Wars 7 sadly wasn’t around to break his fall.

(She’s not really playing Chewbacca, I’m an asshole and still bitter about getting her in a “Which Game of Thrones woman are you?” quiz instead of The Queen.)  Continue reading “Harrison Ford Injured by Falcon”

There May Be a NEW INDIANA JONES in Town…

Bradley Cooper the a team shirtlessNerds, flex your gag reflex. People who thought Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was a completely acceptable movie: I have good news for you!

Disney may be recasting Bradley Cooper as Indy, replacing 71-year-old Harrison Ford after four runs as professor Jones beginning in 1981 with the spectacular Raiders of the Lost Ark. (I love the smell of melting Nazis in the morning.)

A source for Latino Review says the studio is “100% prepared” to move ahead with a younger actor for Indiana Jones 5, with Cooper at the head of the list. LR adds that Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles) is being considered for lead script writing duties.

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Disney Brings Grandma Leia to ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Grandma LeiaCarrie Fisher confirmed her return to Star Wars in an  interview with Palm Beach Illustrated (a publication that usually features wine tasting advice and tips for maintaining “beach beauty”).

Her comments tie in with those made by veteran Mark Hamill (who speculated that Luke would be “living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots”), and the rumor that Harrison Ford was also being propositioned for Star Wars Episode VII: An Old Hope.

These three are in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, and as much as I admire them all, I DO NOT WANT to see them wheeling around the Millennium Falcon cracking wise about their age all bloated and grey like Ford in The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  Continue reading “Disney Brings Grandma Leia to ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’”