We recently brought you the first trailer, synopsis, and release information for Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to 1982’s dystopian masterpiece Blade Runner. To recap:
Official Synopsis: 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 directed by Denis Villeneuve, based on a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. In addition to Ford and Gosling, the film stars Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, and Mackenzie Davis. Look for Blade Runner 2049 to hit US Theaters on October 6th, 2017.
While fans of sci-fi and horror are already amped up to follow the continuing adventures of Rick Dekard (played by Harrison Ford), one prominent entertainment journalist is predicting the character’s return will come with tears; Sara Vilkomerson at EW thinks Dekard will die in Blade Runner 2049. Her thesis is based on the fact that Ford’s return to the Star Wars franchise ended with the death of Han Solo in The Force Awakens, back in 2015:
Last year, Harrison Ford revived one of his most beloved roles — scruffy-looking nerf-herder Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — only to have him murdered in the third act. “I’ve been arguing for Han Solo to die for about 30 years,” Ford once said. “Not because I was tired of him or because he’s boring, but his sacrifice for the other characters would lend gravitas and emotional weight.”
Okay, sure, but with Ford resurrecting Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049 next year, followed by a fifth turn as Indiana Jones scheduled for 2019, could Ford be bringing back his most beloved characters only to, uh, retire them for good?
What do you think Horror Freaks? Is Harrison Ford reprising all his most famous roles just so he can kill them all off? Sound off in the Comments section!