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Sunday 23 November 2014

Ford forces issue on not going Solo

Harrison Ford answers a question at the 2013 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
Harrison Ford answers a question at the 2013 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

It's been years since Harrison Ford played film characters Indiana Jones and Han Solo, but the questions still come - especially at Comic-Con.

Ford, 71, made his second appearance at the all-things-geek gathering in San diego, California, to promote his new film, Ender's Game.

But fans instead peppered him with questions about characters he left behind long ago.

One fan asked 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 Jones as a child, 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."

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