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Postby mistertim on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:01 am

Apologies if this is old news, a dupe, or in the wrong thread - but I've only just heard - George Lucas wasrumoured to be producing two more star wars films, focused on the Han Solo character. I guess we'll never know, as they're never going to be made - due to Harrison Ford turning down the role. But, given eps I, II and III, is the fact that this never saw the light of day a blessing or a curse?

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Postby SupportiveScottishVillage on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:03 am

I cannot say as to whether it's been discussed here before, eh? But, I do recall Mr. Ford saying in an interview, when the prequels were being made, that he would not ever reprise the role of Han Solo. Seems he found it 'boring' and lacking the depth that Indy had.
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Postby colonel_lugz on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:04 am

I believe this first originated from a British tabloid so you can draw your own conclusions from there
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:17 am

SupportiveScottishVillage wrote:Seems he found it 'boring' and lacking the depth that Indy had.


Anna that's a not a saying too much, eh?

But yes, this is alla the well-known, no? He has a said it him-a-self a many times.
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Postby RogueScribner on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:24 am

Shouldn't Solo be dead by now? Who needs to see a geriatric wise cracking adventurer? Oh wait a minute . . .
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Postby thebostonlocksmith on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:26 am

I would like to see a grey incontinent chewy though, that has good possibilities.... I wonder if they put newspaper down for him or if chewy has a sand box???
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Postby so sorry on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:30 am

RogueScribner wrote:Shouldn't Solo be dead by now? Who needs to see a geriatric wise cracking adventurer? Oh wait a minute . . .



BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!
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Postby havocSchultz on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:35 am

RogueScribner wrote: Who needs to see a geriatric wise cracking adventurer?




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Postby ONeillSG1 on Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:57 am

havocSchultz wrote:
RogueScribner wrote: Who needs to see a geriatric wise cracking adventurer?




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OH NOES!!!!

BTW: Nathan Fillion as Han Solo. So made for the part.
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:01 pm

so sorry wrote:
RogueScribner wrote:Shouldn't Solo be dead by now? Who needs to see a geriatric wise cracking adventurer? Oh wait a minute . . .



BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!


Seriously, I wish he wouldn’t make Indy 4 either, I mean, dude is 60+

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Postby DennisMM on Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:03 pm

thebostonlocksmith wrote:I would like to see a grey incontinent chewy though, that has good possibilities.... I wonder if they put newspaper down for him or if chewy has a sand box???


With Chewy, the worst part has always been wiping up after.
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:06 pm

[quote="unikrunk"]

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Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:10 pm

DennisMM wrote:
thebostonlocksmith wrote:I would like to see a grey incontinent chewy though, that has good possibilities.... I wonder if they put newspaper down for him or if chewy has a sand box???


With Chewy, the worst part has always been wiping up after.


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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:06 pm

Oh sure... go anna make a fun of a the old people, eh?

Goddamn young kids with a your calcium anna cartilage, eh?

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Postby Wolfpack on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:08 pm

A long time ago (in this galaxy) I saw a documentry and it was very clear that he did not like the character of Han Solo. He later went on to star in Random Hearts, Firewall, and Six Days and Seven Nights.
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:11 pm

Wolfpack wrote:A long time ago (in this galaxy) I saw a documentry and it was very clear that he did not like the character of Han Solo. He later went on to star in Random Hearts, Firewall, and Six Days and Seven Nights.

To be fair though taking a role doesn't mean you like it.....He continued being Han even though he didn't like it. I also seem to remember he pushed for Han to die at the end of Empire.
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:13 pm

Wolfpack - I never picked up that; it just seemed that he was sick to fucking death of talking about Star Wars.

If you watch footage of the making of the OT, he was having a great time with Carrie and Mark, his only concern was that he thought ROTJ would have more emotional resonance by killing Han on Endor.

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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:13 pm

I wish Harrison Ford would get raptured or something equally sinister.
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:13 pm

Kaga - out of my head!

Now!

It hurts!

EDIT: Where is this, 'He did not like being Han' stuff coming from? Maybe I am a little slow or something, but I have watched every doc. there is on this, and never, ever picked up on that. To my mind, he liked the character, and wanted him to die for impact on the audience.
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:14 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:I wish Harrison Ford would ger raptured or something equally sinister.


Burl, what in the shit does that mean? :?: :?: :?:

EDIT: Get Raptured. I get it now.
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:16 pm

Get Raptured?
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Postby Wolfpack on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:18 pm

Or Ruptured? That might happen to some of his organs considering his age.
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:18 pm

Again, Kaga, OUT OF HEAD!

NOW!
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:23 pm

But it's soooo roomy in here.
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:31 pm

Zing!

I've been zung? Zinged?

What is the common nomenclature here?
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Postby Lurker Johnson on Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:46 pm

I bet 'ole Harrison just wanted to do Air Force One, Part Two.


















Or would that be Air Force Two?
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Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:50 pm

Lurker Johnson wrote:I bet 'ole Harrison just wanted to do Air Force One, Part Two.


















Or would that be Air Force Two?


only if he got demoted to Vice President
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Postby ltheanine on Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:08 pm

ROFL.

This thread is great.
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Postby Wolfpack on Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:37 pm

He wants to get a-stompin in his Air Force Ones.
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Postby havocSchultz on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:37 pm

unikrunk wrote:Wolfpack - I never picked up that; it just seemed that he was sick to fucking death of talking about Star Wars.

If you watch footage of the making of the OT, he was having a great time with Carrie and Mark, his only concern was that he thought ROTJ would have more emotional resonance by killing Han on Endor.

/yeah, we are on a first name basis.


I didn't know Endor had a last name...
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Postby anghus on Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:25 pm

this story made me laugh.

im trying to picture a 60 year old Ford creekily walking around pretending to give a damn about the character.
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Postby unikrunk on Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:51 am

havocSchultz wrote:
unikrunk wrote:Wolfpa ck - I never picked up that; it just seemed that he was sick to fucking death of talking about Star Wars.

If you watch footage of the making of the OT, he was having a great time with Carrie and Mark, his only concern was that he thought ROTJ would have more emotional resonance by killing Han on Endor.

/yeah, we are on a first name basis.


I didn't know Endor had a last name...


Exactly...

Or did I?
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Postby buster00 on Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:06 am

anghus wrote:this story made me laugh.

im trying to picture a 60 year old Ford creekily walking around pretending to give a damn about the character.


It's funny cuz he's old.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:57 am

buster00 wrote:
anghus wrote:this story made me laugh.

im trying to picture a 60 year old Ford creekily walking around pretending to give a damn about the character.


It's funny cuz he's old.


Remember that awards show or Lucas kiss-ass show or whatever where he was saying his most famous lines. When he read the Han lines he didn't exactly seemed to enthused.
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Postby buster00 on Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:00 am

It was a very wise man who said, "You can write it, George, but you sure as hell can't say it."
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Postby havocSchultz on Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:58 am

unikrunk wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:
unikrunk wrote:Wolfpa ck - I never picked up that; it just seemed that he was sick to fucking death of talking about Star Wars.

If you watch footage of the making of the OT, he was having a great time with Carrie and Mark, his only concern was that he thought ROTJ would have more emotional resonance by killing Han on Endor.

/yeah, we are on a first name basis.


I didn't know Endor had a last name...


Exactly...

Or did I?




Exactly...



or quite possibly at least...
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Postby anghus on Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:12 pm

Nachokoolaid wrote:
buster00 wrote:[quote ="anghus"]this story made me laugh.

im trying to picture a 60 year old Ford creekily walking around pretending to give a damn about the character.


It's funny cuz he's old.


Remember that awards show or Lucas kiss-ass show or whatever where he was saying his most famous lines. When he read the Han lines he didn't exactly seemed to enthused.[/quote]

that's exactly what i was thinking of.

He was on the MTV Movie Awards with Josh Hartnett and was just throwing out every catchphrase from every film he ever did with this really fake bravado.

I could just see him counting the money, hearing some p.a. yell ROLLING, and he walks onto camera, says "I got a bad feeling about this" and then walks back to his giant pile of cash.
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Postby HollywoodBabylon on Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:40 pm

Poor Mark Hamill wishes there was ANYTHING to revive his film career.
Strange how he never capitalized on the phenomenal success of Star Wars - he seemed to fade into obscurity after that.
A bit like Brad Davis after Midnight Express (though I think I read that Davis unfortunately died a few years back from A.I.D.S).
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:49 pm

HollywoodBabylon wrote:Poor Mark Hamill wishes there was ANYTHING to revive his film career.
Strange how he never capitalized on the phenomenal success of Star Wars - he seemed to fade into obscurity after that.
A bit like Brad Davis after Midnight Express (though I think I read that Davis unfortunately died a few years back from A.I.D.S).

Mark Hammil is quite the accomplished voice actor lending his voice to animated shows, movies and videogames since the early 90's most notably as the Joker in the WB animated Batman/SUperman/Justic League shows and films.

Honestly though aside from Harrison Ford who from Star Wars went on to a prolific career?
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Postby HollywoodBabylon on Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:56 pm

Chairman Kaga wrote:
HollywoodBabylon wrote:Poor Mark Hamill wishes there was ANYTHING to revive his film career.
Strange how he never capitalized on the phenomenal success of Star Wars - he seemed to fade into obscurity after that.
A bit like Brad Davis after Midnight Express (though I think I read that Davis unfortunately died a few years back from A.I.D.S).

Mark Hammil is quite the accomplished voice actor lending his voice to animated shows, movies and videogames since the early 90's most notably as the Joker in the WB animated Batman/SUperman/Justic League shows and films.

Honestly though aside from Harrison Ford who from Star Wars went on to a prolific career?


Seriously, that's good to hear. Nice to know he's still out there doing the business. And voice acting seems a lucrative deal right now especially in animated movies and suchlike.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:04 pm

Just by doing the voice of The Joker, Mark Hamill has done more acting in that film than all of Harrison's 'same ol' mumbling character' career alone!
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Postby Peven on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:10 pm

come off it, Kirk. "The Fugitive" and "Clear and Present Danger" were two very good movies. you're so glib.
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Postby tapehead on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:12 pm

Best Harrison Ford performance I've seen? The Misquito Coast.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:12 pm

Of course they were, and Harrison Ford mumbled and bumbled through both films gloriously.
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Postby HollywoodBabylon on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:16 pm

Ford's a bit like Richard Gere - I can take or leave him really. He was pretty effective in Witness though.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:16 pm

tapehead wrote:Best Harrison Ford performance I've seen? The Misquito Coast.



That's my favourite too. I wish he would have done more stuff like that. That was what was gonna make him even more of a favourite actor of mine. I was so dissapointed that after the failure of Regarding Henry, featuring some of the best mumbling that guy has ever done, he decided to play so many mumbles hero characters since, instead of showing such great versatility that he showed in Mosquito Coast.

Cue loads of people disagreeing with me and ranting at me, 3,2,1.

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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:19 pm

HollywoodBabylon wrote:Ford's a bit like Richard Gere - I can take or leave him really. He was pretty effective in Witness though.


I love Witness!!!

Look, when I was a kid, I modelled myself on Harrison Ford, in particular that film too. I figured it was a great way at pulling chicks, only I couldn't pull a trigger of a gun when it came down to it, so the Ford persona could only go so far - but it did work though.

Now today, I am left very much alone but with one heck of a brilliant Harrison Ford impression, if I do say so myself. If you want, I can recite the whole of Witness, with freaky Armish accents and John Book impressions to boot.

Wanna see me do that bit where he drinks that Lemonade and it runs all the way down his chin to show how mind blowingly sexy I can be to the chicks?
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Postby Peven on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:21 pm

tapehead wrote:Best Harrison Ford performance I've seen? The Misquito Coast.


how could i forget? excellent film. and i agree, Ford's career best performance.
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Postby Peven on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:24 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:
Wanna see my do that bit where he drinks that Lemonade and it runs all the way down his chin to show how mind blowingly sexy I can be to the chicks?


stop twisting the truth, Kirk, you know you do that with milk, at ghey bars.
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Postby tapehead on Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:28 pm

Peven wrote:
tapehead wrote:Best Harrison Ford performance I've seen? The Misquito Coast.


how could i forget? excellent film. and i agree, Ford's career best performance.


Kirk's right though - Ford was the Bomb in Witness, yo.
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