Harrison Ford (in handcuffs!) makes his first appearance at Comic-Con for 'Cowboys & Aliens'

When Iron Man director Jon Favreau appeared onstage inside Comic-Con’s legendary Hall H to briefly discuss his upcoming Western-alien invasion hybrid, Cowboys & Aliens, the crowd showered him with applause worthy of a god. Little did the audience know that an even bigger idol of the movie geek community was about to make his very first Comic-Con appearance. That’s right, Harrison Ford has finally entered the Con.

After Favreau introduced Cowboys & Aliens costars Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell, a bewildered Ford was “escorted” onstage in handcuffs by Comic-Con guards. (According to a Universal Pictures rep, the gag was meant to play off the idea that Ford was being “dragged” to the convention against his will; however, the actor’s entrance also echoed an actual assault that occurred an hour earlier in Hall H, after which the alleged assailant was taken out of Hall H in handcuffs). Nevertheless, the entire audience quickly rose to its feet to wildly embrace Ford. During a (very) brief Q&A, Ford answered only one question, pertaining to whether he ever anticipated becoming a celebrity. “No, I just wanted to make a living as an actor,” Ford said. “I didn’t know about all of this,” referencing the 6,000 ecstatic fans in the audience.

(Additional reporting by Adam B. Vary)


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  • darclyte

    Awesome. Did Stormtroopers lead him in while he was wearing the cuffs, or were the people in “street clothes?”

    • pastafarian

      At Comic Con, those are one and the same.

      • Gan

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  • JPX

    And when is Indy 5 coming out?

    • J.

      Ugh, still washing the bad taste of Indy 4 out of my mouth–even though Ford was awesome in it.

      • Lily

        @J Totally. Some things are meant to rest, and the Indiana Jones series is one of them! Love Harrison, but enough already. Onto new projects :)

      • bauerpowerhour

        Agreed. Ford came to work on Indy 4…too bad nobody else did. Not his fault it sucked. He seemed to be having more fun than he’s had onscreen in years.

      • Raptor

        Time for an Indy Reboot! Josh Holloway would make a great Indy.

  • Jack

    Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen *anything* to make me believe that there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. ‘Cause no mystical energy field controls *my* destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.

    • Jane

      LOL!

  • Devin Faraci

    So he went there and answered one question. Wow. Amazing.

    • jules

      I think I love him even more now…

  • shipdog7

    I thought he was doing the handcuff thing in honor of Lindsay Lohan

  • Lily

    @shipdog7 – too funny. I love it.
    By the way, WTF is Comic Con?

    • Ryan

      your feigned ignorance is transparent

  • Adam

    I think it’s OK to take the handcuffs off Harrison Ford now… it’s been two years since “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” came out; it’s time to forgive him and move on…

    • Mike

      No, I remember him saying Kingdom of the Plastic Skull had a “dynamite” script . . . he deserves to still be in handcuffs.

    • J.E.B.

      It’s not the years, Adam. It’s the mileage.

  • Silk Spectre

    Does Joba the hut own the police force?

    • Daniel Cooper

      Who is “Joba”, nerd?

  • Hawkeye

    I freakin’ LOVE Harrison. I wish he could reprise his role of Jack Ryan!

  • mr.smelly

    indy 4 sucked major. acting and writing a like

    • Raptor

      It was like going to a funeral.

  • BJohnson

    Calista is soo lucky. I love Han Solo!

  • Betthy White

    He is my hero and Swedishfriendfinder was very good

  • Moonmist Michelle

    Never understood the overwhelming attraction and fan base for Mr. Harrison Ford. He is duller than an ice-melted soda in the summer sun!

    Didn’t care for any of the Indy movies.

    In fairness to Mr. Ford, he was rather compelling in The Fugitive.

  • Sonny Crockett

    “Never understood the overwhelming attraction and fan base for Mr. Harrison Ford. He is duller than an ice-melted soda in the summer sun! Didn’t care for any of the Indy movies.”
    Wow….I bet this chick doesn’t like the Beatles either.
    I enjoyed Indy IV along the same lines as Temple Of Doom. Wasn’t bad, wasn’t great. Just pretty darn good. Thankfully many liked it enough to see it more than once, film grossed 783 million around the world…thus…INDY 5 cometh!

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