Fun video: Harrison Ford & Benedict Cumberbatch sort of deny they’re in EPISODE VII… Ford praises Cumberbatch

Fun video: Harrison Ford & Benedict Cumberbatch sort of deny they’re in EPISODE VII… Ford praises Cumberbatch


You have to love talk shows, especially ones from the UK. The Graham Norton Show on BBC One manages to get some pretty spectacular guests, and Norton always manages to ask the questions people want to hear. In one of his more recent episodes he was graced by geek gods of past and present, Harrison Ford (there to promote ENDER’S GAME) and Benedict Cumberbatch (there to promote THE FIFTH ESTATE). As with any talk show that has Ford on these days, the inevitable question about STAR WARS: EPISODE VII came up, and Ford (of course) stayed pretty tight-lipped about it. But the way things play out is rather amusing here. Perhaps even more endearing is the moment where Harrison (obviously trying to change the subject) heaps unexpected praise on Cumberbatch, who is obviously humbled… well, it’s best I stop typing and you just see for yourself. Both Ford and Cumberbatch have been rumored for EPISODE VII, and while many publications have stated Ford is fairly definite to star, there’s still been no official confirmation to that effect from either the star or the studio. After watching this video, I’d now love to see these guys do the film together. What do you think? Should either be in in, or both? Tell us in the comments.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.