Harrison Ford is out on the promotion trail, talking up his role in the new Jackie Robinson baseball movie “42.” But what everyone really wants to discuss is his possible return as Han Solo in the new “Star Wars” movie.
Everyone except Harrison Ford, that is.
The star, who’s reportedly set to reprise his landmark role as the heroic cad, either doesn’t know much about his participation in “Episode VII” at this early date or he’s not allowed to share details. In any case, he’s opted to deflect “Star Wars” questions not with polite demurrals or stone-faced silence, but rather a grandfatherly sense of befuddlement.
Witness how Ford handled David Letterman on Wednesday.
Letterman, who uses confusion himself in order to draw answers out of his guests, met his match in Ford when the subject of “Star Wars” was raised.
“You talking to me?” Ford asked, going on to explain of his role in George Lucas’ space opera franchise. “I was only in three. Do you follow what I’m saying?”
Well, no, not really. Letterman quickly dropped the line of questioning.
An interviewer with “Entertainment Tonight” was met with a bit of Ford pantomime by way of response to his queries.
Ford’s visit to “Good Morning America” might have yielded the most concrete answer yet.
When asked about the film, Ford said, “I don’t know if I’m going to be invited to the party, but we’ll see ….”
We’ll hand it to Ford for his masterful management of the press.
What do you think? Do you want to see the actor once again return as Han Solo? Let us know in the comments below.
– Patrick Kevin Day
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