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"Ender's Game" Comic-Con Panel Talks Gay Rights, Han Solo

Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- During the Q&A panel for the upcoming sci-fi film Ender's Game at Comic-Con in San Diego Thursday, producer Roberto Orci responded to backlash the project got early on from gay rights groups, as it's based on the book series from outspoken gay rights opponent Orson Scott Card.

Roberto Orci, one of the film's producers explained to a capacity crowd, "Rather than shying away from the controversy, we're happy to actually embrace it, and use this spotlight no matter how we got here to say we support LGBT rights and human rights."

However, with Harrison Ford on the panel, the fandom was at a fever pitch, thanks to his starring roles in two iconic film series, the Star Wars saga, and the Indiana Jones films -- and is rumored to be involved in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

As is the case when hundreds of geeks gather, occasionally somebody asks a question like, "If Han Solo and Indiana Jones were to meet, lightsabers aside, what would be their first words to each other?"

For the record, Ford was game, but typically dry, answering the hypothetical with, "Hi, how are you?"

Another fan asked if Han Solo would make a good soldier in the army raised by Ford's Ender's Game character, Colonel Graff. "I don't think Han Solo would be a good soldier in anybody's army," the actor said to laughs and applause. "I think he would be what we call now an independent contractor."

Ender's Game, in which Ford plays a military man who enlists young pilots to take on an alien menace, also stars Asa Butterfield, and Oscar winners Ben Kingsley, and Viola Davis. The film opens November 1.

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Harrison Ford Spotted on Set of 'Anchorman 2'

Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Harrison Ford has starred as Indiana Jones, Han Solo and even the President of the United States. Now the Oscar nominated actor is taking a seat alongside none other than local news legend Ron Burgundy.

Ford, 70, officially reported for duty on the Atlanta set of Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2004 hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Ford, sporting darker hair for the part, is said to be playing the role of a “legendary newscaster” in the mold of longtime NBC newsman Tom Brokaw, opposite lead and co-writer Will Ferrell, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Incidentally, Ford starred as a newsman back in 2010, in the big screen comedy Morning Glory

Kristen Wiig, of Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids fame, has also joined the cast, which features the returning members of the Channel 4 News Team played by Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner.

The film is expected to be released by Paramount in December 2013.

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Report: Harrison Ford Interested in "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Harrison Ford is reportedly into the idea of being part of an upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

While the relationship of Han Solo's alter ego to the saga that made him famous is famously strained, Entertainment Weekly reports Ford, like his one-time co-stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is receptive to the idea of playing some part in a cinematic continuation of the Star Wars universe -- which is now owned and operated by Disney.

"Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he's upbeat about it, all three of them are," a "highly-placed source" tells the magazine.

While Ford mulls over strapping on Solo's trusty blaster once again, is speculating the reason writer-director Matthew Vaughn suddenly dropped out of a follow-up to his successful X-Men: First Class is because he's on a short list of filmmakers vying to call the shots on Episode VII.  While that choice could be seen as logical given Vaughn's background, it's only a rumor at this point.

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Spielberg, Ford 'Hopeful' for an 'Indy 5,' Diss 'Crystal Skull'

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- At a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark in Los Angeles Tuesday night, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford again admitted they'd like to make a fifth Indiana Jones adventure -- and the pair also took shots at the much-maligned but super-successful Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

When a particularly enthusiastic audience member hooted at the prospect of Indy 5, reports the director said, "I think that's the one [fan] we didn't alienate with the fourth." Ford also took a dig at Crystal Skull, by saying a fifth Indy adventure wouldn't be continuing the fourth film's scorned UFO-centric plot, saying Indy next time "ain't going to Mars."

Jabs aside, Crystal Skull was a global blockbuster, taking in more than $780 million worldwide, and both men certainly seem like they want another shot at the Man in the Hat. Ford said, "Next time we get a script for Indiana Jones, I'd be delighted to play the character."

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Harrison Ford Gets Even with Papa Smurf

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- With his new movie Cowboys & Aliens barely beating The Smurfs at the box office, Harrison Ford told Conan O'Brien Monday night on Conan that he has a bone to pick with those little blue dudes.

Adding insult to injury, Ford told O'Brien that his wife, Calista Flockhart, took their son to see The Smurfs over the weekend.

"That doesn't seem right -- that's the movie that's up against you this last weekend," O'Brien offered. "So some of the money that went to The Smurfs came from your son."

"We're going to try and get it back," Ford deadpanned.

Ford got some much-needed revenge, however, taking out his aggression on a Papa Smurf doll by tearing its head off on camera.

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