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Offer made to have Harrison Ford reprise role in Blade Runner sequel

May. 15, 2014by:

There's been some speculation lately as far as when Ridley Scott might tackle his sequel to BLADE RUNNER. Back in March, Twentieth Century Fox put forth the release date of March 4, 2016 for an untitled Ridley Scott project. Could it be PROMETHEUS 2 given what Michael Fassbender has recently stated, or is he finally ready to shoot BLADE RUNNER 2? Scott seems more than enthusiastic about returning to the world of replicants, so at this point it looks to be a matter of when, not if. The other big piece of the puzzle is Harrison Ford. Would he reprise his role as Deckard? If he does, what does that mean for his character and what was hinted at in the original?

It looks like we're one step closer to answering that question, as the offer is officially out from Alcon Entertainment to Harrison Ford to have him return for the sequel. The ball's in Ford's court now, and I'd say that as long as there's a good script in his hands, things are looking up. After all, this is the man who initially shunned the idea of acting in another Star Wars sequel, yet here we are. More importantly, it looks like Ford is having a lot of fun in the roles he's been in lately. Everything from COWBOYS & ALIENS to ANCHORMAN 2 and even ENDER'S GAME. While the end product varies, I'm happy to see him on a regular basis.

Regardless of his answer, we're bound to hear soon whether or not BLADE RUNNER 2 is indeed the film planned for that March 4, 2016 slot. In the meantime, we have another Ridley Scott-directed epic on our hands in the form of EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, which stars Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton as Moses and Rhamses, respectively. Ridley Scott's account of Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt will hit theaters December 12, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Given everyone's mixed feelings with Ridley Scott's return to the Alien franchise, do you want to see Blade Runner 2?
Source: Deadline

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3:25AM on 05/16/2014
I wouldn't be against a Bourne Legacy-type spin-off with a different but related story happening in the same world, but I really don't see how a direct sequel is going to succeed.
I wouldn't be against a Bourne Legacy-type spin-off with a different but related story happening in the same world, but I really don't see how a direct sequel is going to succeed.
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11:04PM on 05/15/2014

Please don't

Blade Runner is my favorite film and having Ford reappear would destroy decades long debates about whether or not Deckard was indeed a replicant.
Blade Runner is my favorite film and having Ford reappear would destroy decades long debates about whether or not Deckard was indeed a replicant.
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10:07PM on 05/15/2014

Nope

Okay, the Jeter books were decent (and were worked in tandem with Dick before he passed) but I'd like to keep the Bladerunner sequels in that medium. They did actually switch it up a bit at Dick's behest to acknowledge the film (movie it from San Francisco to LA) and the 'twist' on a fellow Bladerunner (won't ruin it here, google it or read the books - they are very well done) but it just won't work now. Ford is too old, too old for a replicant OR the change in the Jeter books. With the absence
Okay, the Jeter books were decent (and were worked in tandem with Dick before he passed) but I'd like to keep the Bladerunner sequels in that medium. They did actually switch it up a bit at Dick's behest to acknowledge the film (movie it from San Francisco to LA) and the 'twist' on a fellow Bladerunner (won't ruin it here, google it or read the books - they are very well done) but it just won't work now. Ford is too old, too old for a replicant OR the change in the Jeter books. With the absence of Dick, Scott will have to utilize some up and comer half ass like Lindleof which would just ruin everything. The film stands good on its own, take a hint from the comic and just do a prequel without Rick IF YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO. I mean, I don't want Soldier to be the only other installment but I also don't want to see a Prometheus level failure which leaves a taint on the overall property. Like Star Trek. And Superman. And Tron. And Indiana Jones. And most likely Star Wars. There are other cyberpunk properties out there, Dick wrote a fair amount of good ones but he isn't the only cowboy, -ahem-. Leave the story ambiguous in regards to the film, stop explaining shit. If you are going back to Dick I'd liek to see The Simulacra on the big screen, personally.
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8:35PM on 05/15/2014

Prequel not squel

I think they should do a prequel and show the the uprising and the the blade runners in their hey day ! Whether they use a younger Deckard or a new character it makes more sense! kinda like the thing preqel!
I think they should do a prequel and show the the uprising and the the blade runners in their hey day ! Whether they use a younger Deckard or a new character it makes more sense! kinda like the thing preqel!
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6:34PM on 05/15/2014
I just do not agree that Deckard is a replicant. It negates the meaning of the film. So to have him as an old replicant in the sequel really doesnt work for me.
I just do not agree that Deckard is a replicant. It negates the meaning of the film. So to have him as an old replicant in the sequel really doesnt work for me.
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5:52PM on 05/15/2014
I don't know how he will have the time; he has to film the new Star Wars, and then I'm assuming a new Star Wars Holiday Special...
I don't know how he will have the time; he has to film the new Star Wars, and then I'm assuming a new Star Wars Holiday Special...
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5:11PM on 05/15/2014
After witnessing Scott's previous attempt to revisit another classic of his with the Prometheus mess, I'll pass. Just let this classic be and move on to other projects.
After witnessing Scott's previous attempt to revisit another classic of his with the Prometheus mess, I'll pass. Just let this classic be and move on to other projects.
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9:59PM on 05/15/2014
Same here, man. If it's not for Prometheus, I'd jump on this Blade Runner sequel with excitement. Not that Prometheus is a bad movie, I went in with high expectation on the movie but came out disappointed.
Same here, man. If it's not for Prometheus, I'd jump on this Blade Runner sequel with excitement. Not that Prometheus is a bad movie, I went in with high expectation on the movie but came out disappointed.
4:28PM on 05/15/2014
Ford couldn't pass as a replicant nowadays, he's far too robotic.
Ford couldn't pass as a replicant nowadays, he's far too robotic.
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4:03PM on 05/15/2014
You know... I may be the minority here and not cuz I'm black, but I feel if Scott does do another Blade Runner movie, that it shouldn't focus on Ford. Hollywood is always trying to catch that "fire" they originally had when certain films and characters are introduced. I like Ford and all, but his character wasn't really all that stand out in the movie, not like Solo or Jones or Ryan. My point is he should introduce a new character and advanced Replicants, keep the noir vibe and make it more a
You know... I may be the minority here and not cuz I'm black, but I feel if Scott does do another Blade Runner movie, that it shouldn't focus on Ford. Hollywood is always trying to catch that "fire" they originally had when certain films and characters are introduced. I like Ford and all, but his character wasn't really all that stand out in the movie, not like Solo or Jones or Ryan. My point is he should introduce a new character and advanced Replicants, keep the noir vibe and make it more a mystery/thriller where things aren't as they seem. Thats just me.
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3:37PM on 05/15/2014
I'm surprised Ford has so much time for these films considering that "he's already been working around the clock!"
I'm surprised Ford has so much time for these films considering that "he's already been working around the clock!"
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3:36PM on 05/15/2014
I wish this news had me excited, but it only makes me scared and depressed about the general lack of imagination in Hollywood. History has proven too many times this is a very bad and dangerous idea. Just leave the classics alone already! If you're a talented director come up with something fresh instead of just cashing in on your accidental masterpieces that were the result of intense struggles, tight budgets, time constraints, fights, compromise and other circumstances that you will never be
I wish this news had me excited, but it only makes me scared and depressed about the general lack of imagination in Hollywood. History has proven too many times this is a very bad and dangerous idea. Just leave the classics alone already! If you're a talented director come up with something fresh instead of just cashing in on your accidental masterpieces that were the result of intense struggles, tight budgets, time constraints, fights, compromise and other circumstances that you will never be able to recreate or surpass.
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3:35PM on 05/15/2014
Am I the only one who really does not want this movie to happen? The original is pretty much perfect, and it ends--perfectly--on an ambiguous note. Why kill that with a sequel? Bah. That said, if a sequel IS going to happen, there could definitely be worse news than getting Ford back... I guess...

Maybe I'm just being too negative, but the idea of a sequel just really depresses me! And hell, I liked Prometheus, but this is just different, I think. Prometheus was more of a spin off set
Am I the only one who really does not want this movie to happen? The original is pretty much perfect, and it ends--perfectly--on an ambiguous note. Why kill that with a sequel? Bah. That said, if a sequel IS going to happen, there could definitely be worse news than getting Ford back... I guess...

Maybe I'm just being too negative, but the idea of a sequel just really depresses me! And hell, I liked Prometheus, but this is just different, I think. Prometheus was more of a spin off set in the same universe, after all, not a direct sequel/prequel.
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10:08PM on 05/15/2014
No, you are down right NOT the only one.
No, you are down right NOT the only one.
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