Harrison Ford is experiencing a unique phase in his career. The actor, who turned 70 last year and whose new movie, “42,” comes out next month, has found himself in high demand to star in three different sequels.
Essentially everyone in this galaxy has heard that Disney and Lucasfilm intend to bring back Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher for a new “Star Wars” trilogy. Indiana Jones found new life in 2008 with “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” and talk of further films is never far from the movie rumor mongers. Most surprisingly, Ridley Scott, having returned to sci-fi with “Prometheus,” wants to continue the story of “Blade Runner.”
When MTV News spoke with Ford at the press junket for “42,” he said that any one of those properties could draw him back, as long as the ambitions were lofty.
“It might be nice, depending on the circumstances, to revisit any one of those characters. What interests me now is the opportunity to work at all and to work in ambitious projects. I can’t think that way,” Ford said. “What I’m looking for is the next opportunity, the next ambitious opportunity. It doesn’t matter if it’s one of those. If it’s one of those, great. If it’s not, that’s fine too.”
But if Ford is to throw on Han Solo’s black vest back for another go as the galactic smuggler, where does this put his relationship with George Lucas? In the past, Ford had publically mocked Lucas’ ability to write convincing dialogue, but the actor now insists that those words should stay in the past.
“I might have said things in the past that were characterizations of how I felt at the time,” he said. “That was then. This is now. It doesn’t matter.”
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