After returning to his roles as Indiana Jones for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and then reprising his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harrison Ford is now set to reprise a third of his iconic 1980s movie roles, Rick Deckard, for Blade Runner 2049.
Ford is a legend for fans, and his co-stars feel now differently, as Blade Runner 2049’s Ryan Gosling notes in recalling when he met Ford on set for the first time.
“They say never meet your heroes,” Gosling tells EW. “But the addendum to that is: unless they’re Harrison Ford.
“Harrison didn’t start working until a month into production,” Gosling continues, “so we had a lot of time to just imagine how that might be, and waiting for that moment to come, and hoping that we were making something that would be satisfying to him.”
Gosling says that when Ford finally did appear it was almost like a character out of legend. “And then it was just unmistakably him — even in silhouette, you couldn’t miss it — and it was just such a relief,” he says. “He immediately put everyone at ease and went right to work.”
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Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to Blade Runner, the 1982 neo-noir science fiction movie inspired by Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve, co-produced by Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.
Blade Runner 2049 stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Sylvia Hoeks, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, David Dastmalchian, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and Jared Leto.
Blade Runner 2049 opens Oct. 7, 2017.