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Ridley Scott has a plan for third Blade Runner movie… should it ever happen

January 19th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Oh, Blade Runner 2049, what a curious beast you are… loved by critics and fans (including us) alike, the movie did the almost unimaginable and matched the original in many ways, evolving the story in an exciting and satisfying way.

But, sadly, it severely under performed at the box office… although the home release, like the first movie, may tell a different story.

However, Ridley Scott, director for the original movie and secret co-writer on 2049 (“Most of that script’s mine. I sit with writers for an inordinate amount of time and I will not take credit, because it means I’ve got to sit there with a tape recorder while we talk. I can’t do that to a good writer. But I have to, because to prove I’m part of the actual process, I have to then have an endless amount [of proof], and I can’t be bothered.”)  has been asked if he would like to see a third instalment and it seems he already has an idea and plan for where the franchise goes next:  “I hope so. I think there is another story. I’ve got another one ready to evolve and be developed, so there is certainly one to be done for sure.”

Sadly, we know that money talks and it talks no louder anywhere else than in Hollywood, so the chances of a third instalment are very unlikely at this stage.

But man, as fans, we’d love to see where it goes next.


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….