Since the news broke that Ridley Scott will direct the new film set in the world of Blade Runner, speculation about Harrison Ford‘s participation, or lack thereof, has been voiced every time the project comes up. Over the weekend there was a brief surge of Blade Runner interest as one report said that Ford was, indeed, in very early talks to take a role in the film.

Producers quickly shot down the Ford rumor, and now Ridley Scott has weighed in. Scott is putting into action the classic move of refusing to confirm or deny that Harrison Ford will have any part in whatever this new project turns out to be.

Oh, and Scott also wants to make Prometheus 2.

Scott tells EW,

We’re still in discussions about whether it should be a prequel or sequel. It’s an interesting conversation. I’m meeting with writers and I’ve also gone back to [original Blade Runner screenwriter] Hampton Fancher and he still speaks the speak. He’s right there. I spoke with him this week. But we don’t even have a script yet.

That echoes the other real info we’ve had, which is that a writer isn’t hired, and so there is no script, and so there can be no cast. The experience of making Prometheus drew Scott back to Blade Runner, but it’s so early in the process that there’s nothing real to report.

So, asked about the rumor that Ford has been approached, the director said “No. Don’t know yet. Don’t know yet,” and when pressed on whether there could be a Rick Deckard character in the movie, he says again “I don’t know.”

So would Ridley rule out the chance of Ford showing up in the film?

Absolutely not. But I’m not sure that that’s going to be a story point, so I don’t know. But if it were, nothing would please me more. Honestly.

And, for what it’s worth, Scott also indicates that he’s hoping for a chance to make a sequel to Prometheus. That’s all the info there is — it’s a brief mention in EW’s article, but when that film sees a release this summer I expect we’ll hear a lot more about a possible sequel.

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