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.’
February 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Image by Randy Holmes via Entertainment Weekly
Below, a video of the episode’s “cold open”; in it, someone from Harrison’s past suddenly materializes, anxious to cash in on a few old favors. (Harrison’s overzealousness is kind of alarming, but at least he is committed, and anyway, the whole thing was directed by Jon Favreau.)
Laugh it up, fuzzballs.
July 28, 2011 at 5:30 am by Jenn
Who broke up a marriage? Which pop tart is getting back into acting? And whose scar is penance for his cheating ways? None of the answers are inside, because it’s time for More! Blind!! Items!!!
Put on your Thinking Gloves and talk to me in the comments downstairs.
Here’s an especially juicy scandal:
What Oscar-winning actor is already being blasted as a deadbeat dad BEFORE his baby’s even born?! The brooding actor hasn’t ponied up for his baby mama’s prenatal care because he’s been too busy romancing a hot new gal!
June 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
Harrison Ford married his long-term girlfriend Calista Flockhart yesterday in a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ford is currently shooting Cowboys and Aliens there. And the movie? Sounds … just great.
When I was a little girl, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was just about my favorite movie ever. I wanted to marry “Indy.” And due to recent events, I can definitely say, in retrospect, that my little girl-self would be rolling over in her pink Jem pajamas to find out that he married Calista Flockhart, the actress formerly known as Skeletor.
While Calista looks beautiful and attractive these days, I can’t help but always be reminded of her crazy-skinny years, where the mere idea of sex with
Indy Ford could result in a trip to the hospital for a broken clavicle. Or something.
Congrats to the happy couple!
June 17, 2010 at 6:31 am by Sarah
There are times when you think someone famous has died. Then they show up on some late night talk show and turn your entire worldview on its head with their disturbing refusal to die. I’m not naming names, but Martin Landau, I’m lookin at you. Or rather, kind of in your direction and to the side of you because your face is scary.
And then there are times when a celebrity couple announces their engagement and you say, “I thought they were already married. For like, six years now.”
And that’s exactly what I said when I read the official announcement that Harrison Ford popped the question to girlfriend of 7 years Calista Flockhart over Valentine’s Day weekend. Congratulations. Everyone already thought you were married.
Next week I’ll be announcing that I’ve been born.