First we heard that Harrison Ford was returning to the role of Deckard, and the internet erupted in choruses of glee. But then the very next day a producer came out to say that in fact Ford had nothing to do with the sequel. This was the emotional equivalent of biting into a juicy apple, enjoying the delicious flavours. Then looking down and seeing half a worm wriggling out.
But now Ridley Scott himself has weighed in on the matter.Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Scott pointed out that all speculation was moot at this early juncture:
We’re still in discussions about whether it should be a prequel or sequel. It’s an interesting conversation. I’m meeting with writers and I’ve also gone back to [originalBlade Runner screenwriter] Hampton Fancher and he still speaks the speak. He’s right there. I spoke with him this week. But we don’t even have a script yet.
When asked about whether it should be ruled out that Ford may potentially return, Scott responded with:
Absolutely not. But I’m not sure that that’s going to be a story point, so I don’t know. But if it were, nothing would please me more. Honestly.
He also went on to describe how it was his eagerly anticipated sc-fi extravaganza Prometheus, that actually led him to doing this follow-up film:
…I just thought Prometheus was so enjoyable — returning to the world of science fiction was so fun — that I wanted to [go back to Blade Runner, too]. I’m also thinking about what the hell I might do for a Prometheus 2.
Last Updated: February 9, 2012