Harrison Ford has revealed he is preliminary talks with director Ridley Scott about returning for a Blade Runner sequel.
A sequel to the 1982 sci-fi thriller starring Ford and Rutger Hauer has been rumoured for several years and this June it was reported that Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Green had been hired to work on the script following a first draft by original Blade Runner scribe Hampton Fancher.
Asked by IGN if he would consider reprising his iconic role as antihero Rick Deckard if the script was right, Ford replied teasingly: “We’ve been chatting about it.”
In the past, Ford has suggested he did not enjoy making the original Blade Runner with Scott, and asked whether he now looks back on the film with fondness, the actor said: “I remember it with complication, but I’m not there to generate nostalgic moments, I’m there to do a job of work. I quite understand that everybody has an ambition when they come and do a film, and everyone’s ambition may not be focused on the same thing. I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director, and I would be very happy to engage with him again in the further telling of this story.”
During an interview with The Independent back in May 2012, Scott had suggested that the Blade Runner sequel might not feature much input from Ford’s character. “I don’t think it’ll be Harry [starring],” he said at the time. “But I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing.”