For years Ridley Scott said he wouldn’t return to the world of Alien, but then he made Prometheus. He said he’d left Blade Runner behind but then signed up to develop a movie set in that universe. However from the very beginning of Blade Runner 2, both Scott and Harrison Ford seemed keen to point out that the actor would not be returning as Deckard.
In Hollywood though money and prestige talks, and Harrison could do with a hit. Whether it’s that or another reason, it appears he’s now thinking about joining the new Blade Runner movie, with Twitchfilm reporting that he’s in “early talks” to appear in the film. At the moment it’s little more than a rumour, with Twitch hedging their bets by saying, “this is still very early stages and it is quite possible that things won’t work out.”
If it is true, you can understand why they’re trying to get Ford to commit now, as there’s little point investing in a Deckard heavy script if Harrison is just going to turn round and say no. Fans will probably grumble about the idea and feels he’s selling out if he does come back, but then, they’ll also be the first in the queue for a new Blade Runner flick.