Last we checked in with Ridley Scott and the Alcon Entertainment-produced sequel to his 1982 Sci-Fi classic Blade Runner, the director was still holding onto the hope that he could convince 72-year old Harrison Ford to return as Rick Deckard. Well, either Scott grew tired of waiting for Ford to make up his grumpy, old mind or the director simply made it up for him, because according to Scott, not only is Blade Runner 2 written and sitting in a holding pattern, but Ford is already good to go, despite the fact that even Star Wars: Episode VII– has proven to be a little more physically demanding than the actor probably would have hoped.
“It’s written and it’s damn good,” Scott says of the Blade Runner sequel. “Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years—despite the accident,” he says with a laugh (referring, no doubt, to Ford’s Star Wars injury). “So yes, that will happen.” (Ford’s camp has not yet responded on Ford’s commitment to the project.)
When pressed as to when that might happen, Scott says, “Probably after [The Martian.]” This just leaves the matter of yet another highly anticipated sequel for Prometheus. “That’s the problem,” Scott says. “I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.” (Via Entertainment Weekly)
With all due respect to Scott and Ford, they’re not exactly getting any younger. The director turns 77 on November 30, and shooting hasn’t even begun on The Martian yet. That’s not to say that a man his age can’t still deliver the goods into his early 80s, which is realistically when he’d be getting around to the Prometheus sequel, but it might be time for him to stop lining up those ducks and maybe find a nice park bench from which to feed them.