Blade Runner 2049 is a big action movie starring one of the biggest action stars of all time, Harrison Ford. Big action movies mean stunts, and sometimes stunts go wrong. This can be horrific or it can be hilarious. Luckily for all of us, Blade Runner 2049's big stunt mishap is the latter.
In a recent (fascinating) profile in GQ, Ford revealed that during one particularly intense scene in the film, he's supposed to punch co-star Ryan Gosling in the face. Or rather, he's supposed to pretend to punch Gosling while making it look as realistic as possible. That means throwing his fist with significant velocity while still being careful not to actually hit someone. In one take, Ford was unsuccessful in that endeavor, and Gosling took a punch.
It's a great story, and it's been making the rounds a lot as Ford and Gosling promote the film together. The Graham Norton Show revisited it with Ford and Gosling as guests over the weekend, but Norton had one up on everyone else talking about it: He got a still from the actual moment.
So, here's what it looked like moments after Ford punched Gosling:
Ford looks appropriately alarmed, and perhaps a little shocked at the pain he just inflicted on his own hand. Gosling looks almost amused, as if getting punched by Harrison Ford is an honor he was waiting to receive his whole life.
"A Harrison Ford punch is a different animal altogether," Gosling told Norton.
"It was not a good punch," Ford said.
"I'll be the judge of that," Gosling replied.
In the end, Ford apologized to Gosling with a glass of Scotch, and we got a delightful story. Now we just have to pray the actual footage ends up on the Blu-ray.
Blade Runner 2049 is in theaters Friday.
Watch Blade Runner: The Final Cut on SYFY on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 CT, plus get an exclusive look at Blade Runner 2049.