Harrison Ford is currently promoting his new movie Call of the Wild, an adaptation of the classic Jack London wilderness novel that in no way features lightsabers, Death Stars, or evil cybernetic overlords. Yet, some journalists still can't help but ask America's loveably cranky, plane crashing, pot-head uncle about Star Wars. And ... are we really surprised how it turned out?
Ford has a long history of aggressively not giving half a Bantha shit about dorky Han Solo questions. When asked in a Reddit AMA if Han shot first, he responded: "I don't know and I don't care". He referred to the character by his Mad Magazine moniker "Ham Yoyo" on Letterman. And he even pretended to fall asleep when an interviewer brought up Star Wars in 2013.
So when Ford was questioned about his recent appearance in The Rise of Skywalker, things predictably took a left turn into Grumpsville. While talking to USA Today, Ford claimed that he was surprised to be asked back by director J.J. Abrams because Han Solo was dead. According to Ford, Abrams responded that Han was only "Sorta dead. You can do this." Which, frankly makes an already confusing scene slightly more confusing.
Then the interviewer, like Icarus perilously gliding towards a crotchety sun on wings of nerd, decided to press the issue further, questioning whether Han was a "Force ghost" like Obi-Wan or Yoda. Ford then uttered the audio equivalent of the Millennium Falcon you got for your ninth birthday being snapped in half: "A Force ghost? I don't know what a Force ghost is ... I have no (expletive) idea what a Force ghost is. And I don't care!"
And can you blame him? The poor guy responded to yet another journalist's boring Star Wars question, only to be corrected that Han was frozen in "Carbonite" not "Kryptonite". Harrison Ford's almost eighty, asking him questions about his decades-old space adventures will likely only result in crushing disappointment and hurt feelings. Why not ask some deep-cut questions about The Mosquito Coast? Or Cowboys & Aliens? Hell, maybe there's an elaborate fan theory about Hollywood Homicide he's never heard?
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