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Harrison Ford to play a gunslinger in Cowboys vs. Aliens!

04.07.2010

UPDATE - Jon Favreau just confirmed the news on Twitter saying, "Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is. Please don't tell anybody." Remember SHHH, it's just between us.

Pretending KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL never happened (and trust me, I pretend that a lot), Harrison Ford hasn't done much in the way of big summer action blockbusters lately. You'd have to go all the way back to 1997's AIR FORCE ONE for his last action-type movie. What's weird is that he's not even in a dramatic Oscar-bait kinda mode either. He's just making middling crap like FIREWALL, CROSSING OVER and HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE. But could Ford be coming back to the genre that made him a superstar?

Latino Review has been hearing rumors that Ford has signed on to co-star in COWBOYS VS. ALIENS, the sci-fi / action flick that Jon Favreau is directing for Universal. That seems to match up with a tweet from Favreau last night that said, "Some very cool Cowboys & Aliens casting news coming soon." This would certainly qualify as "very cool" if we could get Ford to team up with Daniel Craig to play cowboys fighting against aliens.

If true, it'd be the best move Ford has made in years and years. And if you told me 15 years ago, the smartest move Harrison Ford would make in the future would be to star in a movie called COWBOYS VS. ALIENS, I'd have laughed my ass off. But that's how badly the dude's career has been managed. He should be coasting on the occasional high-profile prestige pic (think the Jack Nicholson model) but he's gone for the cash grabs instead. Let's hope this is the start of a new era...

Extra Tidbit: Olivia Wilde is also set to star in the film.
Source: Latino Review

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7:07PM on 04/10/2010
I love Crystal Skull! Ow sorry,I mean... Krystal Steel
I love Crystal Skull! Ow sorry,I mean... Krystal Steel
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3:59AM on 04/08/2010
I hate to say it but with a title like Cowboys vs Aliens. This at least wont be as cheesy as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.
I hate to say it but with a title like Cowboys vs Aliens. This at least wont be as cheesy as Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.
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9:22PM on 04/07/2010
Ford, Craig & Wilde in one movie? I'm sold.
Ford, Craig & Wilde in one movie? I'm sold.
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8:51PM on 04/07/2010
CRAP...character roles have begun.

Coach role and the end of his career might not be far off.

Sure, he'll do WELL - he's Harrison Ford, for crying out loud! It's just a shame to see him be second to anybody else.
CRAP...character roles have begun.

Coach role and the end of his career might not be far off.

Sure, he'll do WELL - he's Harrison Ford, for crying out loud! It's just a shame to see him be second to anybody else.
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5:47PM on 04/07/2010
olivia wilde.... six to midnight
olivia wilde.... six to midnight
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5:30PM on 04/07/2010

Did Jon mention Swingers in his tweet?

This is really cool news. Harrison is one of my favorite actors of all time. You just can't help but like the guy.
This is really cool news. Harrison is one of my favorite actors of all time. You just can't help but like the guy.
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2:47PM on 04/07/2010

It's a shame indeed...

Such a talented actor losing his passion for movie-making..
Such a talented actor losing his passion for movie-making..
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5:29AM on 04/07/2010
At this point, I welcome anything that has Ford in it & doesn't feel like it should've gone str8 to DVD. It's a shame to see one of the most charming heroes wasting his talent on shit like that.
At this point, I welcome anything that has Ford in it & doesn't feel like it should've gone str8 to DVD. It's a shame to see one of the most charming heroes wasting his talent on shit like that.
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12:46AM on 04/07/2010
I'm there.
I'm there.
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12:03AM on 04/07/2010
Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford?! Sounds awesome!!
Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford?! Sounds awesome!!
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10:13PM on 04/06/2010

Awesome news

Sounds great to me, hopefully the role is a good one. But Ford in a movie like this sounds genius.
Sounds great to me, hopefully the role is a good one. But Ford in a movie like this sounds genius.
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9:56PM on 04/06/2010
i hope this happens,I wasn't all that excited about that film but if Ford is in it i'm there.
i hope this happens,I wasn't all that excited about that film but if Ford is in it i'm there.
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9:11PM on 04/06/2010

What?

Don Rickles wasn't available?
Don Rickles wasn't available?
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7:38PM on 04/06/2010
Harrison Ford is the fucking man.. he's one of the greatest movie stars of all-time and brought us 2 of the best heroes ever. Yeah, his career went to shit in old age.. but so do a lot of older actors. I welcome back Ford in anything but this news sounds AMAZING!
Harrison Ford is the fucking man.. he's one of the greatest movie stars of all-time and brought us 2 of the best heroes ever. Yeah, his career went to shit in old age.. but so do a lot of older actors. I welcome back Ford in anything but this news sounds AMAZING!
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1:26PM on 04/06/2010
Han Solo, James Bond, Cowboys, Aliens, the director of Iron Man? Dude, count me in.
Han Solo, James Bond, Cowboys, Aliens, the director of Iron Man? Dude, count me in.
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1:25PM on 04/06/2010

New Title

What about signing Cheech and calling it "Cowboy's and ILLEGAL Aliens[link]
What about signing Cheech and calling it "Cowboy's and ILLEGAL Aliens[link]
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11:46AM on 04/06/2010

Cool news but...

Why does this site continually call this movie "Cowboys vs. Aliens"?
Its "Cowboys AND Aliens". Which, to me, sounds a lot less cheesy for some reason. Kind of a play on the phrase "cowboys and Indians".
Anyways, with this cast and director it should be a lot of fun.
Why does this site continually call this movie "Cowboys vs. Aliens"?
Its "Cowboys AND Aliens". Which, to me, sounds a lot less cheesy for some reason. Kind of a play on the phrase "cowboys and Indians".
Anyways, with this cast and director it should be a lot of fun.
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10:19AM on 04/06/2010
cowboys vs aliens... space cowboys... han solo?
cowboys vs aliens... space cowboys... han solo?
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10:04AM on 04/06/2010

Good Stuff!!

This is good news. Glad to see Ford doing what he does best, kicking ass. I think this movie is going to be a huge hit. With Favreau directing, Craig as the lead, Harrison as the support, and Olivia Wilde as the eye candy (good actress too), this movie can not lose and not be a blast!
This is good news. Glad to see Ford doing what he does best, kicking ass. I think this movie is going to be a huge hit. With Favreau directing, Craig as the lead, Harrison as the support, and Olivia Wilde as the eye candy (good actress too), this movie can not lose and not be a blast!
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