With Ridley Scott revisiting the world of Alien with Prometheus later this summer, it wasn’t that much of a shock to hear the director was planning a similar return to the equally iconic world of Blade Runner. Now, Twitch is hearing word that Harrison Ford “is in early talks” to join Sir Ridley in the sci-fi universe once again.
I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, it’s great to get the original creative team working together again and it would be amazing to see what kind of story they could tell with today’s technology. But on the other hand, Ford’s involvement will likely answer the “is Deckard a Replicant?” question once and for all, and I’m not so sure that’s a good thing. Yes, your curiosity may be slaked, but a big part of the reason the original Blade Runner has stood the test of time through pop culture has been the argument about the ending of the movie. I can’t see any way for Scott and Co. to dance around the answer to that question for the entirety of another movie, so that means the filmmakers are forcing their perspectives on us and robbing us one of the best things films provide: the passionate discussion that comes from ambiguity.
What do you think?