I brought the news a short time ago that Ridley Scott is full steam ahead with Blade Runner 2: Still Runnin’. He’s working with Hampton Fancher, one of the original writers. One of the biggest questions thus far has been whether Harrison Ford would return in the sequel.
It’s movie history common knowledge that Ford HATED working on Blade Runner, and up until some time ago, he hated Ridley Scott. He didn’t have that good of a time being thrown around, and being in the rain so much, and who could blame him?
Now a UK paper has a quote from Sir Ridley where he talks about Ford and the sequel. Here’s the quote.
“I don’t think it’ll be Harry [starring]. But I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing.
So it wouldn’t star Ford. That’s a forgone conclusion. Especially if you subscribe to the fact that Deckard is a Replicant, and I sure do*. It would make sense for Ford to have some kind of small cameo or flashbacks since the film is reportedly going to be several years in the future, and Sir Ridley has talked of having a female protagonist in the sequel.
The one thing that could possibly blow it apart is that last quote. Seems like a sly dig at Ford with the “That’d be amusing.” part. Ford is notoriously irritable, and it’s very unlikely he’d want to be referred to as “Amusing.” Tommy De Vito sure didn’t like that, and look what happened to Spider?
So what do you think? Should Ford be in the movie in some capacity? Should Sir Ridley just go ahead and start fresh? Should Sean Young start begging for a role? Sound off in the comments or on the message board.
Also sound off if you’d want to see M. Emmett Walsh, Joe Turkel, and James Hong back in some capacity.
I know I do.
Let’s just listen to this and continue to anticipate the sequel.
*In 2005, I took a science fiction in literature class in college, and one of the stories we read was Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? Then we saw Blade Runner, and one of the essays I had to write, was whether I believed Deckard was a Replicant or not. I spent several pages talking about how I believed him to be a Replicant due to his taking an above average amount of damage, the unicorn dream, and the chilling line: “It’s too bad she won’t live. But then again who does?” The fact that Deckard’s eyes glow red in his apartment, and all Replicants’ eyes glow red wasn’t lost on me either.
source: cinema blend