For heaven’s sake, Mr. Favreau, give this man something decent to do.
Latino Review had reason to suspect that Harrison Ford had been cast in “Cowboys & Aliens.” These days, when you voice that kind of suspicion, you may get a response, somewhat like Latino Review did from “Cowboys & Aliens” director Jon Favreau. Here’s what he said on Twitter:
Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is. Please don’t tell anybody.
Sure, JF, top secret. I won’t tell a soul.
“Cowboys & Aliens” is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name, written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley. It’s about an imagined alien attack in Arizona in the mid-1800s, which leads traditional Old West enemies cowboys and Native Americans (known as Indians back in ye Olde Weste) to join together to fight the invasion. Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde are also in the cast. The super popular Alex Kurtzman-Roberto Orci-Damon Lindelof team wrote the script.
Harrison Ford was the Zoe Saldana of the 1970s and ’80s, starring in a few of the top-grossing films/franchises of all time. The 2000s haven’t been kind to Ford, though, as he has had a hard time finding the right roles in the right movies. In other words, he’s been in a number of bombs. Sure, the last Indy movie made tons of money, but everyone who cares about Indiana Jones and/or Ford hated it. I don’t know what kind of part Ford will have in “Cowboys & Aliens,” but I hope it’s a good one and the film is a success. I’d hate to see Ford’s career fizzle out on a bunch of sorry romantic comedies and wan Indy sequels.