Michael B. Jordan Confirms STAR WARS Audition; Harrison Ford Uncertain about Han Solo Reprisal but Game for More INDIANA JONES

     October 10, 2013

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Another day, another actor confirming he/she has auditioned for Star Wars.  At this point, J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy are canvassing Hollywood to put together their cast for Star Wars: Episode VII, and it’s hard to find any young actor or actress who wouldn’t be game to at least audition for a role.  Saoirse Ronan confirmed as much when she said that she went in for a part but “so has everyone,” and now Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan has confirmed that he read for a role as well.

Additionally, Harrison Ford has chimed in about reprising two of his most famous characters, saying he hasn’t made a decision yet with regards to a Star Wars return but he’s eager to break out the whip for another go-around with Indiana Jones.  Hit the jump for more, including Jordan’s comments on him possibly starring in The Fantastic Four and Independence Day 2.

michael-b-jordan-star-wars-episode-7A rumored surfaced a few months ago that Michael B. Jordan was being eyed for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, and while the actor likely has not received an official offer, he did confirm to Huffington Post that he auditioned for an unspecified part in Abrams’ sequel:

“I mean, everybody’s going in on this project. They’re trying to figure out what they want. That’s another incredible franchise. It’s pretty crazy! … We’ll see how it happens. I don’t know how I can do everything.”

The “everything” Jordan speaks of is the fact that he’s a very highly coveted actor fresh off the success of his strong work in Fruitvale Station.  A couple of weeks ago we learned that Jordan was being eyed for a role in Independence Day 2, and the actor told HuffPo that he’s a big fan of the original film, noting “that would be cool” if he got to star in the sequel.  Jordan is also in contention for the Human Torch role in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, and he added that he’s “definitely interested” in that project.

One actor that isn’t as enthusiastic about Star Wars is Harrison Ford, who is either playing the negotiations game or is just straight-up ambivalent about the film.  While it’s been widely reported that Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill are poised to reprise their roles from the original trilogy in Episode VII, Ford told Metro (via The Playlist) recently that he “has not quite made the choice” over whether to return for Abrams’ Star Wars pic.  Again, this could simply be more negotiations tactics or maybe he just really hasn’t made up his mind.

In the same interview, however, Ford seemed enthusiastic about returning as Indiana Jones for a fifth time:

“I would do [Indiana Jones 5] in a New York minute, yes. I don’t think there is any barrier to Indiana Jones being an old fart. I’m old enough that we don’t need (SeanConnery any more. I’m old enough to play my own father!’”

It’s nice to know that Ford is game for another Indy film, but Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have been less optimistic about the prospect of doing another.  Time will tell.


  • Bob

    Rumors that I hope are true…

    In the cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Liam McIntyre, Michael B. Jordan, Chloe Grace Morerz, and Saoirse Ronan.

    • MEY

      And Alex Pettyfer, Theo James, and Ksenia Solo… oh dreams, dreams…

    • MCP

      John Noble is a must!

  • Ched Groundheggin

    are you truly sure those indiana jones comments are new? He was saying that exact stuff prior to the last film.

  • jk

    Methinks Ford is not happy with being a supporting character in this new endeavor…

  • Oolie zool

    Though should send Ford a bouquet of their finest weed as a peace offering. He’d probably sign then.

  • Ethel the Frog

    These quotes don’t come from the Metro but are from said free newspaper repeating what Ford said when recording the Graham Norton Show, due for broadcast tomorrow night. I think it’s also pretty clear that Ford is messing with people and has likely been asked not to say anything about Episode VII. And I get the distinct impression that he’s glad to hold that or any professional info back until anything official is announced.

  • jocab_w

    Well, Ford told Lucas that he felt Solo should die in ROTJ. I’m not really surprised that he’s not overly enthusiastic to return to the franchise.

    • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

      Of course he would have told him that over 30 years ago. So it’s entirely possible his attitude has changed since then. You tend to have a different perspective when you’re 70 year old Hollywood icon who’s career is just starting to rebound versus as a 40 year old who’s career has exploded over the previous 5 years (and you’re probably afraid of type casting).

      • jocab_w

        Harrison Ford interview for ABC back in 2010: “As a character, he was not so interesting to me.”

      • axalon

        Keep rockin’ out guitar dude

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  • Anon

    I’d watch Michael B. Jordan as Young Lando Calrissian in a prequel or possibly as Lando’s son in episode 7 or just a new character. I’ve been a fan of this guy ever since The Wire.

  • Jones

    Maybe it’s about signing a contract with Disney. It is possible that Disney want him in more then 1 movie, because his name = $. Just like fx. they just used SPOILER FOR SHIELD TV SERIES Samuel Jackson in an episode. SPOILER OVER.
    Disney are planning to make Standalone movies between the 3 episode, maybe they just want him to show up there too.?

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  • nicky

    Harrison, don’t partake in this jj shit! Learn from the abominations that are jj’s pathetic star trek remakes, his phony star wars will equally be or even more so…..shit!

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  • lolshto

    Money be green…

  • Atlasshruggedmyass

    Well it’s obvious what happened hear. When the show “Friday night lights”
    Ended, hollywood chose the wrong actor(Taylor Kitsch) to be the next
    Big star. Now it’s becoming more than obvious that Michael B. Jordan was
    The “one” from the beginning. But hollywood chose the terrible “Kitsch”
    Strictly for looks and proprlbly just thought “jordan” was nothing
    More than a common urban token.

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