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Is Harrison Ford Punching Ryan Gosling the Greatest Picture Ever? (Yes)

We knew Harrison Ford accidentally punched Ryan Gosling in the face on the set of Blade Runner: 2049, but seeing photographic evidence of it was something else. We discussed that incredible image on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with the tasty news McDonald’s is bringing back a certain sauce Rick and Morty fans have been clamoring for, as well as kicking off of our Monster Madness bracket.

A triple helping of Nerdist editors joined host Jessica Chobot today, as Rachel Heine, Kyle Hill, and Kyle Anderson helped break down the biggest pop culture stories. They started with the likely Pulitzer Prize-winning shot of the punch Harrison Ford mistakenly landed on Ryan Gosling during the making of Blade Runner: 2049. Let’s see it.

Oh. My. God.

Is Ford–or anyone–a good enough actor to fake that reaction, or was it “accidental” like a fox? If it was a mistake though, who owes whom an apology glass of Scotch here? Speaking of Gosling, what did everyone think of his hosting performance on SNL’s season premiere this past weekend? And while Gosling might be dreamy, who is our dream host for the show?

From there they took a portal gun to the world of Rick and Morty. We’re giving everyone one more day to catch up on the season three finale before doing a full All Ricks Considered tomorrow, but we had to digest the news McDonald’s is bringing back Szechuan Sauce for one day only this Saturday. Are we going to try and get some? (:raises hand:) Does anyone really remember the stuff, or is this all hype after Rick and Morty made such a big deal of it? And to give you a little taste of tomorrow, they shared their initial thoughts on season three.

Finally, today we unleashed our Monster Madness Bracket, the followup to our March Badness tournament that crowned Darth Vader the best villain ever. This time we’re pitting 16 of the biggest, baddest pop culture creatures of all-time against one another. Starting October 10th, we’ll be opening up voting on a new matchup every day on NNTB throughout the month.

Until then we’re breaking down the tournament, and today we discussed our favorites and analyzed the first few contests: Cloverfield vs. Maleficent, King Kong vs. Rancor, and Cthulu vs. Balrog.

You have until 11:59 p.m. on October 9th to get your bracket in to be eligible to win some prizes, so do that now. And then tune in live every weekday to Nerdist News Talks Back at 1:00 p.m. PST on our YouTube and Alpha channels to find out which monster emerged victorious.

We’re not saying Harrison Ford will punch you in the face if you don’t, we’re just saying we’re not sure what he is capable of.

Let us know what you think of today’s topics by talking back to us in the comments below.

Featured Image: New Line
R&M Image: Adult Swim

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