New 'Blade Runner' Movie Will Most Likely Be A Sequel
At this point, they don't have any idea what the movie is about other than to make a Blade Runner movie. They haven't decided if it's going to be a prequel or a sequel - that's still up in the air.
Scott has met with writers to brainstorm and even met with the original Blade Runner writer, Hampton Francher. He calls those conversations, "interesting."
Since they don't know what the story is yet, that means all those Harrison Ford rumors are premature. Whether or not Ford will be in the new Blade Runner movie will hinge on the story, but Scott said "nothing would please me more" if Harrison Ford is in it.
As for a sequel to Prometheus, he wants one.
Got all that? Good, let's read some tea leaves.
Prequel or sequel? It'll be a sequel. Ignore all that smokescreen about not having a story yet or being undecided about whether it'll be a sequel or a prequel: Ridley Scott admitted himself that he has a story and all he needs is a writer to make it work.
In his WSJ interview, he said the new Blade Runner movie will be "liable to be a sequel."
He also said that he's “close to finding a writer that might be able to help me deliver. We’re quite a long way in, actually."
Harrison Ford? Again, per his WSJ interview, "No, not really."
Even the producer said it's "quite unlikely" that Ford will be in the movie.
In short, they know what the story is about and how it ends. They just need to work out the details. As for Ford, it's not inconceivable for him to have a cameo.
But you know what would be funny? Harrison Ford doing the beginning voice over for the new movie. This would make Scott happy and made what the producer said technically true.