Harrison Ford gives Chewbacca a piece of his mind on 'Jimmy Kimmel'
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Harrison Ford dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to talk about his latest hit movie, 42, but Kimmel couldn’t resist asking the legendary actor about his involvement in another buzzed-about project, the hotly anticipated new Star Wars movie. When Ford declined to answer, Kimmel asked if he could turn the questions over to the audience, which the bristly star agreed to on one condition – no Star Wars questions.
Things were immediately awkward, with audience members dressed as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia forced to think fast and pose non-Star Wars questions, but the Q&A took a brutal turn when Ford’s furry former co-star Chewbacca stepped up to the mic.
“You son of a b**ch, what do you want?” Ford roared from the stage. “You’d like that, wouldn’t you? Always trying to blame me. You’re the one who couldn’t keep it in your furry pants!”
When Kimmel added that “he doesn’t wear pants,” Ford replied, “I rest my case!”
Kimmel tried to get to the root of the pair’s falling-out, but all Ford would say was, “He knows what he did. She was my wife, you Wookie sack of s**t!”
Not long after, Ford declared, “I’m outta here!” and stormed out of the studio. On his way out, he offered a parting thought for Chewie: “And you, I’ll see you in hell!”
Check out the clearly staged-but-nonetheless hilarious exchange below.
They better smooth things over fast: Disney has big plans for its franchise reboot of Star Wars. Things begin in summer 2015, when J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII arrives. The next two installments in the planned trilogy will be released in 2017 and 2019. Between the new installments, the studio plans to release spin-off films focused on various characters from the Star Wars universe.
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