Harrison Ford News Archive
It looks like The Force Awakens will be promoted in the same spirit as the original Star Wars films!
At Disney's D23 convention on Sunday, the first ever poster for the upcoming blockbuster was revealed. Just like the iconic posters from the original trilogy, the new advertisement is painted!
The artwork was created by Drew Struzan, who's classic retro style has been featured in posters for the other films in the Star Wars series — and even the Indiana Jones films!
While this isn't the primary poster Struzan will make for the film, it still reveals a little bit about the plot!
John Boyega's character, Finn — seen in the trailer as a rogue storm trooper — appears to be a Jedi, as we see him holding a blue lightsaber!
Also seen on the poster is Daisy Ridley's character Rey, the villainous Kylo Ren, and of course Harrison Ford's silver fox Han Solo!
Director J.J. Abrams has been pretty silent on the characters of Finn and Rey — he isn't even revealing their last names because it would give too much away.
Can that mean at least one of them is a Solo or Skywalker? Find out when The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18!
[Image via Disney.]
Calista Flockhart Opens Up About Husband Harrison Ford's Scary Plane Crash AND If She Supports Him Flying Again!
It's only been a few months, but on Monday, Calista Flockhart opened up about her husband Harrison Ford's plane crash from earlier this year after her 2015 TCA panel.
Which, in case you forgot, left the Star Wars star hospitalized with a broken pelvis and ankle after he was forced to crash-land his plane in March.
We just hope this doesn't happen again!
Well now, we are hearing the official word as to what lead to the incident that left the legendary actor with several injuries.
According to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board, the vintage yellow and silver WWII aircraft malfunctioned because it's carburetor was worn-out and broken.
Essentially, the machine part became loose and rotated after years of use.
The document explains:
"The unseated jet would have allowed an increased fuel flow through the main metering orifice, producing an extremely rich fuel-to-air ratio, which would have resulted in the loss of engine power."
According to the Board, it is not required to check the status of this equipment prior to flight.
In air, the Star Wars thespian realized something wasn't right.
The report states:
"Shortly after takeoff, the pilot advised the air traffic control tower controller that the engine had lost power, and the pilot requested an immediate return to the airport. The pilot initiated a left turn toward the airport; however, during the approach, he realized that the airplane was unable to reach the runway. Subsequently, the airplane struck the top of a tree and then impacted the ground in an open area of a golf course."
We're just glad Harrison survived the crash.
[Image via CNN.]
Don't make us turn this plane around!
Lil Wayne is at it again! But let's be real, this shouldn't be a huge shock!
Apparently Young Weezy was down in Ft. Lauderdale and boarding a private jet that he chartered and told the pilot that that he and his entourage wanted to smoke during the flight — surprise, surprise.
Of course the pilot stood his ground and said absolutely not! But can you guess what happened next?
Well right after takeoff, Wayne and his crew did what they do best and
Comic-Con 2015 was a lot of fun, but now that it's all over, which movie came out looking the best?
Deadpool may have only teased its red band trailer to those present, but seeing Ryan Reynolds swear up a storm on the panel was a good start.
The Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer exploded minds with a first taste of the titular titans — not to mention Wonder Woman — in action.
And from elsewhere in the Warner Bros universe, the newly released Suicide Squad teaser gave fans a taste of DC's dark side.
What do YOU say, readers??
After Comic-Con, Which Movie Are You Most Excited About??
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (12%)
- Suicide Squad (41%)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (18%)
- Deadpool (12%)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (16%)
Total Votes: 2,793
While director JJ Abrams didn't have any new footage from Episode 7, he did treat fans to a behind-the-scenes montage with a lot of familiar faces!
Among them, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. This was the first full look at Luke Skywalker's twin sister. Other highlights included Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o wearing a motion-capture headpiece, Star Trek actor Simon Pegg in a funky alien costume, and of course, Harrison Ford as the still-dashing Han Solo.
Harrison, in his first public appearance after a scary plane crash earlier this year, seemed especially reflective:
Obvi Harrison Ford can't play himself from before the original trilogy.
So the question arises, who could possibly play a pop culture fixture so well known throughout the galaxy? Who could capture the soul of Solo??
Here some actors we think could pull it off: