Harrison Ford’s Advice to New Han Solo? ‘Don’t Do It!’

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Watch out potential young Han Solo! Although the film does not begin production until January 2017, Harrison Ford is already warning the candidate-to-be: “Don’t do it!”

Ford has made several TV appearances to promote the April 5 DVD release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” while shedding some light on his upcoming return to the “Indiana Jones” franchise.

Ford paid a surprise visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and said that he was flattered that there are so many actors, including Jack Reynor and Miles Teller, auditioning or testing for the role. But he also offered some insight for the candidates. SPOILER AHEAD.

“It seems like everything is going swimmingly and you put in 25-30 years and then they just let you go!” he said. “‘We’re done with you, thanks very much.'”

Ford also took to late-night and told Jimmy Kimmel what little he could about the fifth installment of “Indiana Jones,” starting with a very promising detail.

Asked if the team finally came up with an idea that he loved, Ford gave a jubilant, “Yeah!”

“I haven’t read the script,” Ford said, “I’m talking about the contract!”

But all jokes aside, the 73-year-old actor is more than excited to return to his roots and work alongside iconic director and “Indiana Jones” veteran Steven Spielberg.

“It’s great fun to play this character,” he said. “It’s great fun to work with Steven — I’m looking forward to it,” Ford said.

“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the first installment of the “Indiana Jones” franchise, premiered in 1981. The most recent installment, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” debuted in 2008.

The “Indiana Jones” films have grossed almost $2 billion at the worldwide box office.

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  1. CB says:

    I think the new Han Solo should be Anthony Ingruber. He played the young William Jones in “The Age of Adeline.” (Ford played the older Jones.) It was amazing – he looked like him, sounded like him, and acted like him – and definitely had that roguish charm!

  2. “I haven’t read the script,” Ford said, “I’m talking about the contract!”
    WTF?… really? so he is assuming the script is good by default? really?… wow…

  3. Jim says:

    I feel sorry for the cast of the new Star Wars. It’s always been the kiss of death. Only Harrison had a career afterwards. Even the prequels destroyed the potential careers of the new actors in the prequels. Only the cast members who had a career before managed to Cary on. Mind you, none of these new guys seem to stand out in any way. The directing on the force awakens was so flat. I didn’t feel any emotion…. Even when Han croaked.

    • Pedro says:

      Are you saying Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Kiera Knightly, Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrn and samuel L. Jackson did not have careers after Star War films?

    • That's What She says:

      You don’t pay much attention to life, do you? The majority of stars in this series have lucrative careers. Maybe peel yourself away from Michael Bay’s eyeporn to seek out alternate fare, ‘k hon?

  4. Rutger Hauer says:

    Why didn’t he take his own advice for EXPENDABLES 3?

  5. tyler1861 says:

    Harrison, you’re not washed up yet.. Don’t go down the Sly Stallone route where you waste the last decade of your acting life playing the same two characters again and again (Han and Indy)

    • meiray says:

      I’m not too worried. He’s doing his farewell tour of Han, Indy and Dekkard, and in between finding great character roles like in 42 and Age of Adaline.

  6. Jim says:

    Newsflash…..pretty much everything Ford says in interviews is sarcastic, lmao.

  7. matteobject says:

    Man, he’s really wrecking his chances of appearing in the next Star Wars movie

  8. Andy says:

    If they don’t cast Anthony Ingruber as the new Han Solo it will be the biggest missed opportunity in the History of Hollywood casting.

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