Hollywood icon Harrison Ford has revealed why he decided to return for the upcoming ‘Blade Runner’ sequel – ‘Blade Runner 2049’. Ford played Rick Deckard in the original 1982 movie, a character many consider to be one of his defining roles.
When it was revealed that there were plans to make a sequel movie to 1982’s ‘Blade Runner’, a number of fans questioned whether it would ruin the legacy of the original. Luckily a series of announcements helped put their worries to rest, particularly the news that both Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott would be involved.
‘Blade Runner 2049’ is set for release on October 6. The film will star Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto and Harrison Ford, and takes place 30 years after the events of the original. In a recent Facebook Q&A, Harrison Ford expressed his reasons for returning as Rick Deckard, explaining: “The character [Rick Deckard] is woven into the story in a way that intrigued me. There’s a very strong emotional context. The relationship between the character Deckard – that I play – and other characters is fascinating. I think it’s interesting to develop a character after a period of time – to revisit a character.”
Another actor who will be reprising his role in ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is Edward James Olmos (who played the mysterious character ‘Gaff’ in the original movie). Earlier this year Olmos stated that the cast had signed non-disclosure agreements, prohibiting them from discussing the upcoming sequel. Back in March Olmos said: “This is the first time that I’m telling the whole world, that yes, I am going to be Eduardo Gaff in Blade Runner 2049. I signed a seven-page non-disclosure contract. I did, my manager did, my agent did, everybody did. I couldn’t talk about it. I couldn’t talk about it to anybody.”