Harrison Ford Will Be in Blade Runner 2, Confirms Ridley Scott

By Gerald Lynch on at

Harrison Ford's sci-fi renaissance continues. We already know he's back in the Millenium Falcon's cockpit as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and now director Ridley Scott has confirmed he will be reprising his role from 1982's Blade Runner for its long-gestating sequel.

“We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one,” Scott said.

However, it may not necessarily be a starring role -- Ford's character, Rick Deckard, will apparently be the film's "MacGuffin", who the other members of the cast will be searching for.

“Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act,” revealed Scott.

As I've previously stated, Scott's got a patchy track record when it comes to revisiting past glories -- Prometheus was after all a bit of a disappointment. The subtleties and open-ended nature of the ending of the original Blade Runner could be diluted by this second, directly-linked movie. Those "unicorn" hardcore fan-theories may need revising. [Variety]