35 years is a long time, but Harrison Ford has explained what drew him in to sign up for the Blade Runner sequel.
The actor is reprising his role of Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049 – and fans can thank the script and the writing for that.
In a Facebook Q&A, Ford talked up Deckard’s character development, saying that he was very excited to explore that.
“The character is woven into the story in a way that intrigued me,” he said (via ScreenRant). “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.”
Ford isn’t the only one who is looking forward to seeing Blade Runner 2049.
Dave Bautista recently said that the sequel could even be better than the original 1982 movie.
“I think the script is better, it’s deeper. I think it’s a better story, I think it’s told in a better way, and I think it just answers a lot of questions. It’s going to be great,” he said.
Details of the film are being kept closely-guarded for now, but we know that Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, and Lennie James also star.
And there will be the return of Edward James Olmos as Gaff for a single “poignant” scene.
Blade Runner 2049 opens on October 6.
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