Toronto Star Newspaper has put Denis Villeneuve thru a small Q&A (or “Their own Voight-Kammpf test” as they prefer to call it) about the still untitled Blade Runner sequel.
One of the three questions is why he will do a sequel to Blade Runner
Many sci-fi fans are saying that no one should attempt to make a sequel to Blade Runner, after all these years. What do you say to them?
You know what? To be honest, I had the same reaction at the beginning. For me, Blade Runner is a cult movie. It’s really one of my favourite films of all time. I’m a big sci-fi addict and that movie is by far one of my favourites if not my favourite, with 2001: A Space Odyssey.
So when they said they were doing a sequel I said, “That is a fantastic, genius and maybe bad idea.” I was very excited, but at the same time a bit afraid. And when I got the chance to read the script, I understood. Ridley Scott (now producer) and Hampton Fancher(original co-writer, now co-producer) came with a very strong idea and a very exciting one. Honestly, I think that the fans will agree with me. It’s really a strong movie.
There is also the question if Harrison Ford will play Deckard again or if he will have a major role. It seems like Denis cannot tell us anything about if Deckard will be back but he let’s us know that Harrison Ford is recovering and that he’ll be okey.
My guess (the only one that works if you ask me) is that Harrison Ford will be back, playing the character that Deckard was based upon (since Deckard was a Replicant according to Ridley Scott). Let’s see if my guess will be correct 🙂
You can read the Q&A here