Rumour: Harrison Ford in talks for new Blade Runner movie?

This news story comes with a hefty rumour warning attached, but according to a report by Twitch , Harrison Ford is in early talks to star in Ridley Scott’s new Blade Runner movie.

The report doesn’t name any sources or offer any verifiable evidence, but here’s what they had to say:

Twitch has learned that Harrison Ford has entered into early talks to join the new Blade Runner . While this is still very early stages and it is quite possible that things won't work out the obvious implication is that what we are looking at is not a reboot but a direct sequel to the original.”

It’s hard to imagine Ford returning to the Blade Runner universe, even if Scott is at the helm. And that quote does sound awfully non-committal.

That said, it’s hard to think of anything that could get hardcore sci-fi fans more excited than the reunion of this pair, so it’s not surprising that this story has spread round like the internet like digital wild-fire.

And it is in keeping with Scott’s previous assertion that the film is “liable to be a sequel.”

If Ford was involved, would you expect him to reprise his role in a straightforward sequel set-up? Or do you think Deckard’s replicant status will be confirmed with a digital cameo in the same vein as Arnie’s in Terminator Salvation ?

Expect Sir Ridley to be avalanched with questions about the new Blade Runner film when he gears up for promotional duties on Alien -sibling Prometheus .

Prometheus opens on 1 June 2012.


Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.