We’re definitely going to see Ridley Scott direct Prometheus 2, but another science fiction sequel is coming that he won’t be doing.
In an article about Exodus Gods & Kings, Variety reveals that Ridley Scott won’t be directing Blade Runner 2. But the big news is what the movie is about:
When â€œThe Martianâ€ wraps later this winter, Scott already has a fair idea what heâ€™ll be doing next, though it likely wonâ€™t be the much-anticipated â€œBlade Runnerâ€ sequel he developed with the original filmâ€™s co-screenwriter, Hampton Fancher. â€œWe talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one,â€ says Scott, who adds that fans can expect to see Harrison Ford back in the saddle as the futuristic gumshoe Rick Deckard. â€œHarrison is very much part of this one, but really itâ€™s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.â€ Per Scott, that Alcon Entertainment production should go before the cameras within the next year, but with someone else directing (heâ€™ll produce).
This is actually a bit funny considering one of the rumored plot points for The Force Awakened is a search for Luke. Hamill is being searched for in Star Wars, Ford in Blade Runner, so where does that leave Carrie Fisher. Doesn’t anyone want to search for her?