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(Warning - the following may well contain a major SPOILER for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, courtesy of none other than Harrison 'Han Solo' Ford. Proceed with whatever level of caution that suggests is wise...)

Now, there are a whole lot of sources of spoilers that we all tend to try to avoid. social media posts moments after an episode of Game of Thrones has ended are particularly widely dodged, but equal avoidance is typically directed towards relatives who can't remember what the name of a movie is, but know that the nice blonde girl died at the end, friends who start sentences with "don't worry, I won't spoil anything... but", and, of course, the Internet.

Y'know who we don't usually have to avoid, when steering well clear of major plot spoilers, though? Beloved stars of stage and screen, currently engaged in promoting the movie that the said spoiler relates to.

And yet...

Harrison Ford Totally Just Revealed a Major Spoiler For 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens'

(Which means that everything that follows below these two sentences may legitimately be considered 'SPOILER-ific'. Tread softly, and all that...)

Specifically, Ford, who was taking part in a Twitter Q&A on Friday evening...

...responded to a question about his favorite action scene in The Force Awakens with this tweet:

Which... is just a straight up plot spoiler.


We Now Know That Rey and Kylo Ren Will Fight

Now presumably, despite Ford's choice of words, we're talking a lightsaber battle here, rather than a surprising introduction of steel weaponry to the Star Wars universe - which in turn might just act as a mild, teasing confirmation that Rey is, in fact, a Jedi.

Or, alternatively, it might just reveal that Rey is more than willing to use a sword made out of lasers (OK, fine, plasma) than the average non-force-user.

Which, thankfully, combined with the already-seen-in-a-recent-trailer clip of Rey and Ren interacting, might just mean that...

Ford's Tweet Might Not Have Been Too Much of a Spoiler After All

Or, at least, it may well have simply spoiled a scene that - come its arrival - we all would have kind of been expecting anyway.

Or, alternatively, Ford could just be messing with us. Because he's Harrison Ford, and he's allowed to do that sort of thing. I mean, he's Indiana Jones and Han Solo, for crying out loud. If he wants to screw around with us, he's more than earned the right.

What do you reckon, though?

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