Jon Favreau is quickly rising to Beloved status. His “Iron Man” kicked all kinds of fanboy ass, and “Iron Man 2” looks to take it to the next level. So what’s a newly-minted comic book director to take on next? Why, an interesting little indie title called “Cowboys and Aliens“, of course!
IMDB’s site has this synopsis: “In Silver City, Arizona, Apache Indians and Western settlers must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in their city.” Sounds good so far, and I can’t wait to see Daniel Craig do a classic Western American accent. But more than that, Favreau recently posted on his Twitter: “Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is. Please don’t tell anybody.” Well, I … can promise not to tell anybody … else?
This news is, in fact, so new that not even IMDB has Ford listed for the movie. I suppose it could just be Favreau having his fun with us, but hell, why not? The last Indy film wasn’t really that good, and ol’ Harrison’s gettin’ along in years. But his perpetually grizzled appearance fits in just fine for a frontiersy kind of tale about cowpokes and rectal probes. Seriously, the two go together like strippers and body lotion. Classic.