Harrison Ford Talks BLADE RUNNER 2; Responds To The "Who Shot First" STAR WARS Question

Harrison Ford Talks BLADE RUNNER 2; Responds To The "Who Shot First" STAR WARS Question

During a Reddit AMA, the notoriously prickly actor was asked a few inevitable Star Wars related questions, and was also quizzed about his rumored involvement in Ridley Scott's planned sequel to his sci-fi classic, Blade Runner.

By all accounts, Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott didn't get on very well while shooting Blade Runner, but that doesn't seem to have bothered the director too much, as he recently stated that he'd love to get Ford back to do the planned follow up to the sci-fi masterpiece. For his part, Ford has also expressed admiration for Scott's talent, and has sounded positive about a possible reprisal of the role of replicant hunter (and possible replicant himself) Rick Deckard. But now he's been even more forthcoming during a Reddit "ask me anything" session. "I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script I would be very anxious to work with Ridley Scott again, he's a very talented and passionate filmmaker. And I think it would be very interesting to revisit the character" Sounds as if this will actually happen...as long as he likes that script of course. Ford was also asked "who shot first? Han Solo or Greedo?", and responded in typical fashion -- "I don't know and I don't care". [Ror's insert: It was Han]. You can read the full AMA at the link below.
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Pasto - 4/14/2014, 4:57 AM
My father raised me on sci-fi, and blade runner was one of those films we watched many a time. So I'd be interested in a blade runner 2.
loki668 - 4/14/2014, 4:59 AM
I wonder if he dreams of electric sheep?
charlie2094 - 4/14/2014, 5:00 AM
Would love to see what happens with Blade Runner 2, one of my favorite films. If Ford somehow returned, not sure how, it'd be even better
CorndogBurglar - 4/14/2014, 5:00 AM
Han totally shot first.
loki668 - 4/14/2014, 5:02 AM
Han totally shot first. He's a whore. OH!! You meant his BLASTER. Sorry about that.
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/14/2014, 5:02 AM

Also, Blade Runner rocks!!!
LokiOfAsgard - 4/14/2014, 5:07 AM
Who shot first? Indiana Jones. The other guy was unarmed.
DaVinci31 - 4/14/2014, 5:13 AM
Blade Runner does not need a sequel.
SecretWarrior - 4/14/2014, 5:13 AM
I just love his response to who shot first lol. He's pretty much had it with fanboys asking him questions about that. He probably rolled his eyes while giving both fingers to the screen lol.
Rulk - 4/14/2014, 5:13 AM

DaVinci31 - 4/14/2014, 5:14 AM
Lozzy - 4/14/2014, 5:21 AM
Nobody asked him about episode 7?
ProfessorX - 4/14/2014, 5:26 AM
NoAssemblyReqd - 4/14/2014, 5:48 AM
Gee, I bet NO ONE has ever asked Harrison Ford these questions before.

McGee - 4/14/2014, 5:49 AM
MexicanSexyman - 4/14/2014, 5:51 AM
On the bluray release, Han and Greedo shot at the same time.
pepe - 4/14/2014, 5:55 AM
Han came first... Leia disapointed
McGee - 4/14/2014, 5:59 AM
In my fan fiction, Han and Greedo both said their favorite Care Bear at the same time and both gave the same answer. Then they giggled.

Then they made out.
Vegeta - 4/14/2014, 6:04 AM
Blade Runner is one of my favourite movies, but I'm not sure how I feel about a sequel. To be honest, I don't think it needs a sequel.
uvsk420 - 4/14/2014, 6:17 AM

Get A Life! by dag2007 reminds me of this
ReeferInferno - 4/14/2014, 6:24 AM
I don't get the fuss over the who shot Han first, to me even if he shot second, he's still a badass like yeah I shot second and I'll still kill you!!!

Other changes are just stupid though.
CorndogBurglar - 4/14/2014, 6:26 AM
@ MexicanSuperman

The whole dispute is over whether or not Han fired first in the original film.

That scene was changed to make it look like Greedo fired first, because apparently people thought it made Han's character inconsistent to make him fire first.

So yeah, the blu-ray, and many other releases have a different scene.

Thats what the whole point of the "Who fired first" thing is about.
CorndogBurglar - 4/14/2014, 6:30 AM
@ Reefer

it isn't about how badass Han is. Its about his character. People questioned if Han would have fired first, considering how his character is portrayed in teh rest of the series. Some people don't think it fits because he turns out to be such a hero.

My take on it, is yeah, before he met Luke and Leia and everyone, he damn sure would have fired first. But after meeting them, he clearly went through a transformation throughout the rest of the series. In my opinion, if that scene had taken place at the end of Return of Jedi, then no, he would not have fired first.
Gusto - 4/14/2014, 6:52 AM
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Azazel1 - 4/14/2014, 6:58 AM
Harrison Ford has always been a dick when it comes to Starwars, Starwars questions from fans or the press.

Star wars made his career so suck it up dick..
Wingding - 4/14/2014, 7:02 AM
Ford is a boss
DetBullock - 4/14/2014, 7:21 AM
No, not Blade Runner 2 please, in this era of crappy screenplays Scott would make a mess like Prometheus or worse.
Gusto - 4/14/2014, 7:25 AM
Any word on the Hollywood Homicide sequel?
HugoStrange87 - 4/14/2014, 8:20 AM
Han straight up shot him we all know that. Lucas went crazy making his rereleases in 1997.
KnobGoblin - 4/14/2014, 8:21 AM
He should care, because Han shooting first makes him look like a badass, and Greedo shooting first makes him look like a pussy.
MrSotoMan - 4/14/2014, 8:25 AM
I wouldn't give a shit either.

It's a silly fan debate to still argue till this day.
BillyM67 - 4/14/2014, 8:25 AM
I would love to see a sequel or maybe even a prequel to Blade Runner, but not with Ford as the lead. I also think it's time to reboot Indiana Jones without Ford. Sorry, but he's too old for action movies and his acting has become a bit stale over the years.
MrSotoMan - 4/14/2014, 8:30 AM
Why reboot Indiana Jones? In fact why reboot good movies?

If the answer is to make money, than what money, how much are you receiving for this grand snake oil scheme?
HugoStrange87 - 4/14/2014, 8:36 AM
It sucks how many good movies get unneccessary reboots. CBMs are different because look at actual comics, look how many rebooted story lines we have. Movies like the godfather for example should he left alone but who knows when that'll come next.
MrSotoMan - 4/14/2014, 8:40 AM
Good movies should never be thought of as a reboot, ever.

To me, it is a way for the producers to mooch off the success of a good movie's brand name, it is nothing else.

Robocop was the latest addition to that where half of the cast believed there was no point in rebooting it and flat out admitted that they didn't get it. Cause in reality, there is no point.

The next movie to get tainted with this term, is Terminator but continuing but also retconning the whole [frick]ing trilogy as a means to tell a new story. The whole story of that movie sounds like a video game already, something a game designer should be working on, not a movie.
MrSotoMan - 4/14/2014, 8:42 AM
Movies that need to be rebooted though because they were tarnished by the past movie

Batman & Robin

For example, is a perfect reasoning to start a reboot.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Pointless reason, to start a reboot.
BuzzKiller - 4/14/2014, 9:28 AM
when is the the final piece of the trilogy for American Graffiti hitting the theatres? That's the tough question someone needs to get an answer for. In Return of the Jedi, I heard Han and Lando say Hail Hydra when they embraced.
Indy - 4/14/2014, 10:30 AM
Ford Shoots first.

Dunejedi - 4/14/2014, 11:11 AM
Waaaay too late for a Blade Runner sequel.
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