It’s a sad state of affairs in Hollywood that the only movies seemingly being made lately are either book adaptations or remakes of classics that really should just be left alone.
The latest franchise apparently getting a reboot – or at the very least, another film – is Indiana Jones. While the producers would love to get Harrison Ford back one last time before he’s too damn old to take on the part, timing is a problem since they don’t yet have a story and Harrison is working on other films.
The answer is, apparently, to bring Bradley Cooper in to play a younger version of the character and breathe fresh life into the Indiana Jones storyline. Nothing has been confirmed, of course, but what do you think? Could he pull it off? Is it even worth it or should they just leave it alone?
Disney owns the brand and Frank Darabont has apparently pitched a story, but who knows if this one will ever come to light.
March 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
Will Ferrell went on Watch What Happens Live and host Andy Cohen asked him, “When was the last time you felt shame?” Mr. Ferrell’s answer involved none other than Mr. Harrison Ford. Here’s how he accidentally dissed the legend. Via E Online:
Last time I really felt shame was when, my first day of filming Anchorman 2. Harrison Ford worked that day and at the end of the day he asked me to go to dinner by just saying, ‘Dinner?’ And I said, ‘No, I have some in my trailer,’ thinking he was just literally asking me if I had some dinner, and I realize, ‘Oh no. He just asked me out to dinner,’ and not only did I say no, in his mind it was like, ‘No way in hell.’
Oh my God, I would die. I would run back to Harrison Ford and throw myself at his feet and explain that it was all a big misunderstanding. Also, I could totally see myself doing what Ferrell did. I do shit like that all the time.
What would YOU have done? Would you have tried to explain, or just let it go?
December 19, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Sylvester Stallone’s twitter crusade against Bruce Willis is making a whole lot more sense now that we have all the details. Stallone tweeted that Willis was, “GREEDY AND LAZY” and that he was “out” and Harrison Ford was “in” (and this was followed with many exclamation points.) He was referring to The Expendables 3, and now we know why Willis was out.
According to The Hollywood Report, Bruce Willis wanted…get ready for this…$1 million PER DAY. They said no.
And you know what’s almost crazier? They were willing to pay him $3 million for four days!
Willis was offered $3 million for four days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria for the film. “He said he’d drop out unless he got $4 million,” this source close to the production says. “A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no.”
Stallone then quickly reached out to Ford, who was game to join the Expendables cast.
The insider adds, “I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford – a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film.”
I was going to make a joke about how Bruce Willis wound up being expendable, but then saw the top rated comment on that post was basically the same joke. I’m guessing EVERYONE is making that joke right now.
Bruce Willis should be f-cking ashamed, and so should the producers and studio for offering him as much as they did.
August 9, 2013 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I love it when celebrities get passive aggressive and take their issues with another celebrity to twitter. And that’s exactly what’s happening here, except it’s with celebs I didn’t even think knew how to use twitter. You guys ready for this? Sylvester Stallone is angry with Bruce Willis, and he took it to twitter. He tweeted,
WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!
He then added,
GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE
Amazing! I gotta say I am so over Bruce Willis, especially after this (and that’s not the even the first time as of late he was rude to an interviewer for no reason). And I’ve always LOVED Harrison Ford — didn’t think he was ever “out” — so my sheer joy is with Stallone in this fight. Although I guess it’s not really a fight considering that Bruce Willis isn’t fighting back…I don’t think he actually has a twitter.
Let there be no doubt, Stallone’s rep confirmed that this indeed was Sylvester Stallone tweeting insults directed at Bruce Willis. (USA Today)
Who do you prefer: Stallone or Willis?
August 7, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Harrison Ford signed on to be in Anchorman 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he is going to play a “legendary newscaster a la Tom Browkaw.” Neat. The film begins shooting this month in Atlanta. The original cast of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, and David Koechner will return. Kristen Wiig has also been thrown into the mix. If I had to speculate I’d say we’ll also see a cameo from Vince Vaughn again and maybe someone like Jonah Hill. One thing’s for sure, this is gonna be one hell of a Judd Apatow and friends circlejerk.
Mr. Ford is hopefully going to appear in another sequel, this one of the Star Wars variety. In the meantime he has three films coming out: 42, Paranoia, and Ender’s Game.
Are you excited for Anchorman 2?
March 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
NERDS, GET IN HERE, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT STAR WARS IN HERE. Mark Hamill AKA Luke Skywalker of the Star Wars trilogy, is in talks about possibly returning to the franchise. “Who cares about Mark Hamill?” you ask. I CARE. A LOT OF US CARE. THERE ARE 4 – 8 PEOPLE READING THIS WHO CARE ABOUT MARK HAMILL.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
They’re talking to us. George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we’d be interested. He did say that if we didn’t want to do it, they wouldn’t cast another actor in our parts; they would write us out. I can tell you right away that we haven’t signed any contracts. We’re in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer, and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings set that were postponed — on their end, not mine. They’re more busy than I am.
Omg, Mark Hamill, you adorable national treasure. “They’re more busy than I am.” That is some beautiful honesty right there.
In January it was announced that J.J. Abrams is directing the first sequel, Episode VII. Then, there was discussion that Harrison Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo, but reports conflict as to whether or not it’s official just yet. Rolling Stone says it is, but check out their source.
From Rolling Stone:
Harrison Ford will return as the original space cowboy, Han Solo, in the new installments of the Star Wars franchise, according to Fox News Latino columnist Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez. The reporter said he “triple checked” his “legitimate sources”…
Oh cool, well we all know how legit that Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez is.
Hamill goes onto speculate,
I’m assuming, because I haven’t talked to the writers, that these movies would be about our offspring — like my character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan range [as] an influential character. … When I found out [while making the original trilogy] that ultimate good news/bad news joke – the good news is there’s a real attractive, hot girl in the universe; the bad news is she’s your sister – I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to wind up like Sir Alec. I’m going to be a lonely old hermit living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots.’