It's been confirmed that not only will a sequel to Blade Runner be coming soon but also that Harrison Ford will return to his role as Rick Deckard.
While Ford will be making a return, Blade Runner's director Ridley Scott won't be in the same role. Instead Denis Villeneuve, who directed Prisoners, will be taking the director's chair for the Blade Runner sequel. Scott is still involved as the executive producer.
Alcon Entertainment, which will be making the movie, made the announcement in a press release. This states the film's story will pick-up several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 Blade Runner. That makes sense if the current older Harrison Ford will be playing the same character. But will he be an old human or an ageing replicant?
Harrison Ford was offered the role back in May of 2014. Perhaps at the time he was still working out his Star Wars schedule. Since then according to Ridley Scott: "I sent him this [script] and he said it's the best thing he's ever read." The only other information teased by Scott was to say: "It's very relevant to what happened in the first one."
Production is expected to begin at the start of the summer 2016 so don't expect to be seeing any new replicants for a while.