Harrison Ford to remain Han Solo, Indiana Jones forever

The actor present at the Comic-Con to promote his film Ender’s Game, was thronged by fans with questions about his epic past characters

  • Harrison Ford walks on to stage at his new film Ender’s Game panel at the at the all-things-geek gathering, Co Image Credit: AP
  • A scene from the film, 'Ender's Game' featuring Harrison Ford Image Credit: AP
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It’s been years since Harrison Ford played towering film characters Indiana Jones and Han Solo, but the questions still come — especially at Comic-Con.

Ford made his second appearance at the all-things-geek gathering Thursday to promote his new film Ender’s Game. It might as well have been the 1980s, though, as far as fans were concerned. Given the chance to ask questions about the new film, they instead peppered the 71-year-old star with questions about characters he long ago left behind.

One fan asked, “light sabers aside”, what might happen if Solo, the Millennium Falcon pilot from Star Wars, met Jones, the adventure-addicted archaeologist.

“Hi, how are you?” Ford asked before shaking his head, taking off his glasses and rubbing his eyes in a marvellous moment of comedic timing.

Another questioner, a man from Brazil who said he dreamed of being the whip-wielding, fedora-featuring Jones as a kid, asked if Solo would make a good soldier for Col Hyrum Graff, the character Ford plays in Ender’s Game.

“You know, you and I have a lot in common. I used to dream about being Indiana Jones when I was younger. Not so much anymore,” Ford said, pausing while the audience laughed. “I don’t think Han Solo would be good as a soldier in anybody’s army. I think he’s what we call now an independent contractor.”