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Harrison Ford and new director confirmed for Blade Runner 2

February 27th, 2015 by Marc Comments


While we’ve sort of known for a while that Harrison Ford would be returning to the character of Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2, it’s good to hear it confirmed. Oh and it has a director in place too – remember Ridley Scott wasn’t doing it (even though he really wanted to)? Well, it’s not him, sadly.

Producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson have released a statement confirming Ford’s return and that Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve:

“We are honoured that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners. Hampton [Fancher] and Michael [Green], with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”

How exactly Deckard will fit in, given the revelation in the first movie that he was a replicant (artificial person with a short life-span), is unknown but we’re certainly looking forward to finding out…

Source: Radio Times

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….