The Star Wars actor was accepting a Brittania award
He went on to speak about why he wanted Han Solo to die in the original trilogy
'But there’s a bunch of people who could probably take the baton'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit cinemas on December 17
The popular franchise is attempting to engage with younger fans of the series
Writer was a canny businessman who managed to turn himself into a brand, spawning successful film and video game franchises
Long before the Twitter universe, George Lucas was serving up an imagined galaxy which would have long-lasting – and not entirely healthy – effects on generations to come.
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Harrison Ford wants to make another 'Indiana Jones' movie.
As Hollywood banks on sequels, Warner is planning to make Blade Runner 2. Tom Peck gets a glimpse of the future
The fact that it's based on Geeta Anand's book, The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million – and Bucked the Medical Establishment – in a Quest to Save His Children, should warn you what to expect, as well as telling you the plot.
The news that Harrison Ford is Hollywood's highest-earning actor may come as a surprise to some. After all, isn't he a bit of a has-been? His last film, Crossing Over, grossed less than $500,000 at the US box office. Yet according to Forbes, the 66-year-old action star earned nearly $65m in the 12 months between June 2008 and 2009. How did he manage it?
Harrison Ford has topped Forbes magazine's list of Top Earning Actors, after raking in £43.3 million in the last 12 months.
The climactic scene of Blade Runner is the story of a famous building and a key piece of improvisation. Ridley Scott's film was based on the novel by Philip K Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. William Burroughs also wrote a script called Bladerunner (about a surgeon who illegally sells surgical instruments); Scott brought the script just to use the title.
He may not be getting any younger and that bullwhip might not crack with the snap it once had. But Indiana Jones's enduring ability to strike box-office gold has eased some of the pain of a disastrous early summer for Hollywood's studios.