It’s been a lovely day today.
Nice relaxing morning.
Pottering around the kitchen getting things ready for a turkey dinner that Mum and Dad were coming to.
It was to be a late dinner as Dad wanted to watch the last of the season’s football before he came round and we don’t have sports on our TV package.
So Mum came around before him and watched a film with me.
I introduced her to the world of Domhnall Gleeson!!
I picked a film I knew she’d love, About Time.
We sat and had a real chuckle as the dinner cooked and then peace was shattered when Dad arrived drawing the kids out of their pits salivating for food.
Dinner was lovely and we all had a laugh around the table before Mum and Dad had to go.
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence arrived early and on a Sunday too!
Privilege of a Prime account and the warehouse literally being just a couple of miles down the road!
So I’ve just sat and watched it.
Still brings a lump to my throat at the end.
Anyway, one last browse on the internet for the day before heading to bed to read some fan fiction and I stumble across an image of Harrison Ford behind the scenes of the filming for Empire Strikes Back in 1980.
I just had to sit it next to this image of Adam Driver.
It’s uncanny!! Like Father like Son!
Adam was an inspired piece of casting for Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.
So we finally have confirmation of the actor who is going to take on the role of the young Han Solo in the next stand alone Star Wars movie.
They have picked a 5’8 Alden Ehrenreich to play a 6’1 Harrison Ford!
Don’t get me wrong, I think Alden is a fabulous up and coming young actor but I don’t think he’s right for Han Solo!!
Apart from the 5 inch height difference I just don’t think he has any resemblance to Harrison at all, but I’ve only seen him in Hail Ceasar so I could be completely wrong.
We’re going to have to wait until May 2018 to find out.
Disappointed is an understatement.
There is a rumour.
In my opinion a very exciting rumour.
Let me explain.
As a movie loving child of the 80’s, one of my favourite actors is Harrison Ford.
Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Rick Deckard, Jack Ryan….. I could go on.
I have to admit that I was a little disappointed with the last Indiana Jones movie.
It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t as exciting and original as the previous 3.
One of the issues was the gap between it and the previous movie.
It was too big and the innevitable ageing of Harrison Ford did not help the movie.
However, Indiana Jones is a brilliant character and there’s plenty of scope for new exciting movies.
So, with Hollywood in re-boot mode in recent years it seems only natural that they are looking to replace Harrison Ford.
They dodged a bullet in the last movie with the seeming handover to Indiana’s Son played by Shia Labeouf, an actor who has since proved himself to be a narcissistic dickhead.
His fame has gone right to his head and he is now so demanding and difficult to work with that Directors are avoiding him.
Anyway, let’s get back to this rumour.
The rumour is that they are looking at Chris Pratt for the role!!
How perfect would that be?!!!
I know, I know, it’s early days, nothing has been confirmed and they could well go for someone else but what a missed opportunity would that be?!