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Rumor: Harrison Ford Joining Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens

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April 6, 2010
Source: Latino Review

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With Iron Man 2 inching closer to its release next month director Jon Favreau is already hard at work on the Platinum Comics series Cowboys & Aliens. He's already roped in Daniel Craig and even added Olivia Wilde into the mix, but now the cast has the potential to get even better as Latino Review claims Harrison Ford may strap on some boots. Last week they heard Ford was "about to join a huge comic book movie to be directed by a director coming off a soon to be released huge comic book movie." Cowboys & Aliens seems to be the right fit, but then came this tweet: "Some very cool Cowboys & Aliens casting news coming soon."

These two bits of information coming together at the same time seems too coincidental for this not to come to fruition, but just to be safe, take this with a grain of salt for the time being. After all Harrison Ford isn't exactly the kind of actor to take on any project under the sun. Still, if this casting rumor is indeed based in fact, it would be great to see Harrison Ford kick some alien ass in the Old West. Of course the last time Ford had encounters with aliens, there were more than a fair share of complaints (personally I think Crystal Skull had its flaws but was ultimately mostly satisfactory). Stay tuned for confirmation and further developments.

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  • Xerxex
    please let it be true! Craig and Ford in the same movie!? AWESOME!!!
  • Janny
    kingdom of the crystal skull was weak... south parks take on that movie was to the point but casting harrison ford is never a mistake... last thing i saw him in was Crossing Over and he was good
  • harm
    I love Harrison Ford. I grew up with Han Solo and Indiana Jones. So yes, this makes the movie a MUST SEE for me.
  • Da Man
    It's about time Harrison Ford got back to some real actioning. This sounds great.
  • scotty james dio
    If Harrison Ford is in this movie it will be huge!! He is the best action film star ever and I would go see this movie because of him even though I've never read the comic book (sorry, "graphic novel"). "Hey, shouldn't these comic books be in plastic bags? No Joel, we have lives!" And by the way, I just watched Crystal Skull again 2 days ago and it kicks butt!
  • SuicidalOptimist
    But I wanted to see Nathan Fillion in it! *throws a fit*
  • Frightened Inmate #2
    He's probably gonna a few more movies and I liked to see him go out on a good note. Anything is better than Indy 4 and Extraordinary Measures.
  • Ford has been making some very depressing decisions with regard to his career over the last decade and a half, and it's been hard to watch for those of us who grew up idolising him. This, however, is a huge step in the right direction. Working with Favreau on a big fantasy action movie is exactly the kind of thing his fans would love to see him in. As #7 said, he needs to have a good run like this to end his career on a high note.
  • Sharlto
    I hope this man never dies. He is the pillar of screen acting. Anything he is in I love to watch, even if the movie sucks. I really hope he does this and many more for that matter.
  • Governor
    Has casting Harrison Ford gotten anyone excited for anything in the last 10 years? He's had suspiciously bad choices in roles, especially lately. This seems like a return to traditional form, but I'm not excited for this.
  • Voice of Reason
    "Harrison Ford isn't exactly the kind of actor to take on any project under the sun" Sure, he may not be scooping up ALL the roles he could, but he certainly seems to be starring in A TON of cinematic garbage as of late. Extraordinary Measures? Hollywood Homicide? Firewall? Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Lucas Crap?!!?!?!? Harrison being in a movie doesn't mean ANYTHING anymore. That said, I do welcome him to shake off the cobwebs from his career, but Im not holding my breath.
  • Hattori Hanzo
    #11 said Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Lucas Crap?!!?!?!? How about "Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Lucas, Spielberg and Ford Crap since all three had equal say in the movie's development.
  • Mr Heat Mizer
    Jon Favreau's Twitter update this afternoon was "Jon_Favreau Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is. Please don't tell anybody."

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