Aside from some news about the writer and such, there really hasn’t been much news about Ridley Scott’s new Blade Runner. Especially when it comes to the story, there’s been a rumor that it’ll feature a female Blade Runner, but that’s about it.
Obviously there’s been speculation about returning characters from the original, so what about Sean Young’s Rachel? Entertainment Weekly asked her about it and she had this to say:
Alcon – they’re the ones that own it and apparently they have Ridley to direct it — and when I met with them they didn’t make any offer-plans to include me. And when I called Ridley Scott’s office, he doesn’t call me back. So I guess they’re going to go, like, prequel or…I don’t know what they’re going to do. But my official opinion is that, if they don’t include me in it, everybody should boycott it. Because it’s stupid not to have me in it. It’s really stupid. That’s my opinion! I mean, you try to tell people something sensible in Hollywood and sometimes they just don’t listen, you know. And they usually pay the price too, because everybody’s an expert.
Rachel didn’t have an expiration date, so if they don’t want her in it; it’s obviously for other reasons. Perhaps the infamous Catwoman audition story made its way to Ridley Scott?