Are you one of the many fans who just can’t wait to revisit the world of replicants that Ridley Scott brought to life in Blade Runner? Maybe you can’t wait to get back to the Prometheus to see just how much further the events of the crew tie into the entire Alien mythos. Perhaps you are just a Ridley Scott fan who can’t wait to see what the prolific film maker has to offer next. Well, no matter which of those categories you may reside in, we have some good news for you today.
Ridley Scott is working hard to get his biblical tribute, Exodus: Gods and Monsters, completed and if the first trailer was any indication of the quality of the film, he will likely need to make some room on his mantle for a few more awards. The director took a few moments of his time during this post-production work to update Entertainment Weekly on his upcoming projects. According to Scott, after Exodus he will be focusing his attention on the film adaptation of the Andy Weir sci-fi novel, The Martian, starring Matt Damon. What about Blade Runner 2? It looks like Scott hopes he will be returning to that world once The Martian is in the can.
“It’s written and it’s damn good,” Scott says of the planned sequel to his 1982 classic “Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years—despite the accident (referencing the actor’s Star Wars set mishap). So yes, that will happen.”
As for Prometheus 2, Scott is hoping to work on that one once Blade Runner 2 is behind him. He is a man who is constantly busy, however, so the sequel may hit theaters later rather than sooner.
“That’s the problem,” Scott says. “I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.”
While all of this is very promising, it is important to remember that at this point, Harrison Ford has not signed on for the Blade Runner sequel, though he has expressed interest, and no one has signed on for the Prometheus sequel. That being said, does anyone in Hollywood really challenge the word of Ridley Scott? If he wants to move forward with these movies, there will be no stopping him. With any luck, perhaps we will see at least one of these sequels on screen before the apocalypse.