Harrison Ford to replace William Hurt as ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross in MCU
Harrison Ford is now joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. >> Read more trending newsFord, who is best known for his iconic roles as Han Solo and Indiana Jones, will take over the role of Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in “Captain America: New World Order,” Variety and other media outlets are reported. The “Thunderbolt” role had previously been played by William Hurt, who died earlier this year from prostate cancer. Hurt originated the role of Ross in “The Incredible Hulk,” released in 2008 and starring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner. The “Broadcast News” actor appeared in several other MCU films as the U.S. Secretary of State.wftv.com
Han shot first: ‘Star Wars’ blaster prop sells for more than $1M
The prop that sparked the “Star Wars” debate on “who shot first” has gone on the auction block and brought in more than pre-sale estimates. The prop gun was used in filming the original “Star Wars” film, later renamed “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope” and came with a signed photograph of Harrison Ford as Han Solo. It was made out of a 9mm Mauser C96 pistol or “Broomhandle” Mauser, Rock Island said in the auction’s description. After filming was completed, the gun was reverted into its original “Broomhandle” design for use in other films, Rock Island said. Rock Island Auction Company specializes in firearms sales, according to its website.wftv.com
John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music
Music John Williams This 2017 photo released by Lucasfilm Ltd. shows John Williams, a five-time Oscar-winning composer. Williams, 90, is devoting himself to composing concert music, including a piano concerto he’s writing for Emanuel X. “At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford — who’s quite a bit younger than I am — I think has announced will be his last film,” Williams says. “It’s given me the ability to breathe, the ability to live and understand that there’s more to corporal life," Williams says. Increasingly, Williams has the aura of a venerated old master who bridges distant eras of film and music.wftv.com
Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford to star in 'Yellowstone' prequel
TV-Yellowstone-Mirren-Ford Helen Mirren appears at the 14th annual L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Gala in New York on Dec. 4, 2019, left, and Harrison Ford appears at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Los Angeles on Dec. 16, 2019. Mirren and Ford will headline a Paramount+ series with the working title “1932,” which joins “1883” as part of what the streaming service called the “origin story” of its “Yellowstone” drama series. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will bring their combined star power to the newest addition to the “Yellowstone” TV franchise. The pair will headline a Paramount+ series with the working title “1932,” which joins “1883” as part of what the streaming service called the “origin story” of its “Yellowstone” drama series. Writer-producer Sheridan Taylor is the creative force behind the hit franchise, which began with the contemporary drama “Yellowstone," led by Kevin Costner.wftv.com
German tourist returns Harrison Ford’s lost credit card in Sicily
PALERMO, Sicily — Call it Raiders of the Lost Credit Card. >> Read more trending newsThanks to the honesty of a tourist, actor Harrison Ford was reunited with his credit card in Sicily, police said Saturday. The “Indiana Jones” actor, 79, lost his card while staying in Mondello, a beach town located north of Palermo, according to The Associated Press. Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but the Hollywood actor got it back thanks to a German tourist. It was unclear if Harrison knew the card had been missing.wftv.com
Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily
MILAN — (AP) —Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in Sicily said Saturday. The tourist found a credit card with Ford’s name emblazoned on it Thursday, and turned it in to the local police station in the beach town of Mondello. Officers tracked the actor down and returned the card, police said. It wasn’t clear if the actor was aware that the card had been missing. Mondello, separated from Palermo by a the 700-meter (2,300-foot) tall Montepellegrino, is known for its long sandy beach and Liberty style villas.wftv.com
6 killed when plane crashes in southeastern Alaska
Alaska plane crash A de Havilland Beaver plane, similar to one owned by actor Harrison Ford, crashed in Alaska on Thursday. (Andy Manis/Getty Images)ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Six people were killed when a plane went down in southeastern Alaska on Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed. The aircraft was found eight miles northeast of Ketchikan, according to the Coast Guard. NTSB sending team to investigate the Aug. 5, 2021, crash of a Float-equipped De Havilland DHC-2 airplane in Ketchikan, Alaska. Wadlow said the Coast Guard contacted the parent company, which confirmed six people are aboard, KTUU reported.wftv.com
Harrison Ford injured on ‘Indiana Jones 5’ set
Harrison Ford hurt FILE - Harrison Ford attends the premiere of "The Call of the Wild" in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2020. Ford is taking a hiatus from filming “Indiana Jones 5” after sustaining an injury on set. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) (Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)Harrison Ford is recovering from an injury sustained during the filming of the latest Indiana Jones installment. >> Read more trending newsVariety reported that the 78-year-old actor received a shoulder injury on the movie set. It was not the first time Ford has been injured on a movie set or during filming.wftv.com
Harrison Ford injures shoulder on ‘Indiana Jones 5’ set
Film-Harrison Ford Injury FILE - Harrison Ford attends the premiere of "The Call of the Wild" in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2020. Ford is taking a hiatus from filming “Indiana Jones 5” after sustaining an injury on set. The 78-year-old was hurt rehearsing a fight scene, a spokesperson for the Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) (Richard Shotwell)Harrison Ford is taking a hiatus from filming “Indiana Jones 5” after sustaining a shoulder injury on set. The 78-year-old was hurt rehearsing a fight scene, a spokesperson for the Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday.wftv.com
First images: Indy 5 filming begins
Photos leaked FILE PHOTO: Photos of who is believed to be Harrison Ford have been leaked from the filming location of Indiana Jones 5. (Junko Kimura/Getty Images)First it was the Ark of the Covenant, then it was the Sankara Stones before the search for the Holy Grail. Indiana Jones has embarked on his latest quest and photos have been leaked of Harrison Ford wearing the iconic fedora. Digital Spy reported the Indy 5 is being co-written and directed by “Logan’s” James Mangold after Steven Spielberg directed the first four films. Indy 5 will hit theaters July 29, 2022, according to Digital Spy.wftv.com
Remains of Cold War-era Russian sub seen in film catch fire
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2016 photo, the remnants of a Cold War-era Russian submarine, once used as a floating museum until it sank in 2007, sits rusting in the Providence river in Providence, R.I. The remains of the submarine caught fire, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, as workers were using a blow torch to cut it up for scrap. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The remains of a Cold War-era Russian submarine once seen in a movie starring Harrison Ford caught fire in Providence on Tuesday morning as workers were using a blowtorch to cut it up for scrap, fire officials said. The fire at a waterfront scrap yard sent a plume of black smoke over the city at about 9:30 a.m. but was quickly extinguished. AdIt sank during a nor’easter in 2007 and was sold for scrap.
New this week: 'Moonbase 8,' Kylie Minogue & Niall Horan
(Showtime via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — “Outrage”: If you’re looking for some distractions on election day, the excellent Women Make Film series is still going strong on TCM. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— The final solo recording from late jazz legend Dave Brubeck will be released Friday. Showtime’s “Moonbase 8” stars Fred Armisen, John C. Reilly and Tim Heidecker as astronauts trying to qualify for a moon mission. For Showtime subscribers, the full series will be available Sunday night on the channel’s apps and on-demand platforms.
Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond
FILE - This March 4, 1992 file photo shows actor Sean Connery during a news conference in Hamburg, Germany. Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. Connery’s Bond became etched as an icon of its era, one increasingly distant from today. It’s a perfect role and performance for Connery, whose best work came when he — this former bodybuilder of unimpeachable force and magnetism — was humbled. That could be because the glint of mischief that accompanied nearly every Connery performance was so present in “The Last Crusade.” Connery always left you feeling if not shaken then very happily stirred.
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. When the former playwright suited up as Black Panther, he brought cool intellectual gravitas to the Marvel superhero whose Wakanda forever! salute reverberated worldwide. You dont have the same exact experience as a Black actor as you do as a white actor. Before an auditorium full of actors, Chadwick Boseman stepped to the microphone.
New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck wrote in her review that Garner, Does a lot with a little. AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICSnoop Dogg vs. DMX: Its the battle of the canines in the latest Verzuz series. Rap icons Snoop Dogg and DMX will go toe-to-toe Wednesday on Instagram Live at 8 p.m. EDT. That changes with Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist, which is downright daring in its approach if not content.
U.S. FAA probing runway incident involving actor Harrison Ford - media
FILE PHOTO: Cast member Harrison Ford poses at the premiere of "The Call of the Wild" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni(Reuters) - The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was piloting a small plane that wrongly crossed a runway where another aircraft was landing, U.S. media reported late on Wednesday citing an FAA statement. A publicist for Ford told media the actor misheard a radio instruction from the air traffic controller (ATC). The actor, who played swashbuckling space smuggler Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, was at the controls of a two-seat Aviat Husky light plane in the incident. The FAA did not discipline the actor over that incident, but asked him to complete awareness training.feeds.reuters.com
20 sci-fi movies and TV shows to binge watch on Netflix right now
(Image credit: Columbia Pictures)Synopsis: In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. Why you should watch: Season 2 is now available, so if you haven't seen Season 1, you've got 8 hours and 52 minutes worth to get through first. (Image credit: Netflix)Synopsis: After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. Why you should watch: This is where you start; this is the best sci-fi currently on Netflix. (Image credit: Netflix)Synopsis: A contemporary British re-working of "The Twilight Zone" with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.space.com
For the first time, Steven Spielberg won't direct an Indiana Jones film, report says
US director Steven Spielberg poses during a photocall for his film 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Indiana Jones' iconic bullwhip will no longer be in the hands of director Steven Spielberg. On Wednesday, Variety reported that Spielberg will not direct the fifth movie in the Indiana Jones franchise and director James Mangold ("Ford v. Ferrari") is now in talks to take the helm. Spielberg has directed every Indiana Jones film since the first, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," which premiered in 1981. It's likely the film could see another delay now that Spielberg is out as director.cnbc.com
Actor Rutger Hauer dies at 75
(CNN) - Rutger Hauer, a dashing Dutch actor who battled Harrison Ford in the science-fiction classic "Blade Runner" and excelled in bad-guy roles, died July 19 after a short illness, his longtime agent Steve Kenis told The Hollywood Reporter. An AIDS charity with which the actor was involved, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation, said he died peacefully at his Dutch home. Of working with director Ridley Scott, the actor later said, " I understood, on a very strong level, what he wanted, and by instinct I gave it to him." (Verhoeven later considered him for the lead in the movie "RoboCop," which ultimately went to Peter Weller.) On Twitter, director Guillermo del Toro called Hauer "an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films."
Obama won't allow off-shore drilling; Disney announces new Indiana Jones film: #CBSNBusiness headlines
President Obama will not allow oil drilling off the Atlantic coast; Harrison Ford and Disney will make another Indiana Jones movie; and Maserati recalls thousands of cars. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Hena Daniels at the New York Stock Exchange.cbsnews.com
New reports on Harrison Ford's plane crash
New reports on Harrison Ford's plane crash Investigators release latest findings about Harrison Ford's plane crash. And, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson surprised the fashion crowd in Paris. Suzanne Marques has these stories in your Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com
Hollywood stars examine climate change in new Showtime documentary
Hollywood stars examine climate change in new Showtime documentary “Years of Living Dangerously,” a new documentary series about the environment featuring Hollywood heavyweights like Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to premiere on Showtime. Dr. M. Sanjayan, the senior scientist at Conservation International and correspondent for the series, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the politically charged topic.cbsnews.com