Harrison Ford is one of the very few people to have actually seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
With this knowledge at his disposal, the legendary actor could easily ruin the film for the rest of us. In fact, during a Twitter Q&A on Friday the 73-year-old inadvertently revealed a key lightsaber battle in The Force Awakens that immediately provoked the ire of the online community and Star Wars fans.
Now, rather obviously, there are some Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers ahead. So those of you that don’t want the huge blockbuster to potentially be ruined for you probably shouldn’t read on.
Okay, so what exactly did Harrison Ford reveal about Star Wars: The Force Awakens that sent fans into such a fury? Well, he tweeted that Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren get into a lightsaber battle during the film.
If this proves to be true then it is brand new information for movie fans. Responding to the question, “What’s you[r] fav action scene in the #TheForceAwakens?” Ford wrote,
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 4, 2015
Now, there’s an outside chance that Harrison Ford simply made a mistake while trying to describe his favorite scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Evidence of this potential error is actually in the tweet itself. That’s because Harrison Ford misspelled the name of the character Kylo Ren, replacing the Y with an I.
However, since Harrison Ford is one of the only people to have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead of its December 18, 2015, release date, we can only take what the actor has to say as golden.
And because of the fact that Harrison Ford has potentially ruined a portion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens so close to its release date, fans were not best pleased. In fact, you can check out some of their furious responses to Harrison Ford’s revealing tweet below.
@starwars Is this Ford trolling or is this a MAJOR spoiler?
— Robbie Fox (@ThatRobbieFox) December 4, 2015
@starwars WHOOOOAAA SPOILER ALERT
— Juan Vaca (@juancow) December 4, 2015
— Rodgers GOAT (8-4) (@andrew_marzullo) December 4, 2015
— Dean M (@Dean_M78) December 4, 2015
@starwars you guys just spoiled some stuff and misspelled a major character’s name wtf
— Noah Haines (@harrynoahhaines) December 4, 2015
Star Wars fans soon remembered that a scene featuring Rey that also saw Kylo Ren and John Boyega’s Finn having a lightsaber battle was present in the trailer. They then began to make wild speculations about Rey possibly taking over from a stricken Finn in the fight scene.
— David (@david_tk421) December 5, 2015
— Maria (@Maria_Dees) December 5, 2015
Meanwhile, other fans were quick to insist that there was no way that Harrison Ford would release a spoiler that might ruin Star Wars: The Force Awakens for fans, with some even insisting/hoping that it was a joke, and others praising Ford for playing the internet so perfectly.
— Mouse Droid (@domcpa) December 4, 2015
@starwars Harrison – get a twitter, because with that answer you just played the internet perfectly. Lovely parting gifts and cash prizes.
— Tim Daniel (@enormouscomic) December 4, 2015
@Dean_M78 @starwars dude. You shouldn’t be here!! Lol. Bound to be some.
— Sasha B 007 (@BrandtNFL007) December 4, 2015
@starwars Ugh…I really hope this was a joke from Ford.
— Sean Marshall (@4geekslikeyou) December 5, 2015
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