The news that Ridley Scott will return to direct a sequel to his sci-fi classic Blade Runner was one of the cooler things we heard last year, even if one of the producers assured us the flick wouldn't include Harrison Ford. Well, it turns out that producer may have spoken too soon.
Word that Deckard himself could be back for more Replicant Detection adventures comes courtesy of Twitch, who spread the word Saturday that producers are talking with Ford to get him back for the sequel.
"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."
This is still the kind of thing that could disappear just as suddenly as it appeared, but if it doesn't it means this sequel could be a tale of Deckard in his twilight years. Of course, just because Ford's interested in coming back doesn't mean he's going to play Deckard, but it seems impossible that Scott would want him to inhabit that universe as a different character.
Either way, a Ford/Scott team-up is also something we're always interested in seeing. If this rumor is right, that new Blade Runner flick just got a lot more exciting.