Ridley Scott Is Ready For Another Blade Runner Sequel

Image: Warner Bros.
Image: Warner Bros.

Androids dream of electric sheep, and Ridley Scott dreams of sequels.

Talking to Digital Spy, he dropped the bombshell revelation that he has an idea for a Blade Runner 2049 followup that he’s ready to develop whenever the oportunity arises.


When asked whether there was scope for a new film in the franchise, this is what he said to Digital Spy: “I hope so...I think there is another story. I’ve got another one ready to evolve and be developed, so there is certainly one to be done for sure.”

This is especially interesting in light of the fact that, one, Blade Runner 2049 did not kill at the box office (though neither did the original, honestly), and, two, the film’s other creators have previously talked about how the 2049's plot wasn’t crafted with any sort of sequel hooks in mind.

At any rate, the news is pretty in keeping with Scott’s approach to scifi franchising, with his Alien sequel ideas extending well into the far reaches of the uncharted galaxy, if only he could get the resources to make them.

No word on what the hypothetical next film will be about, but if Scott has his way, we’ll find out soon enough.

[Digital Spy]

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John Cooley

I would be interested in them continuing the story of the “replicant revolution” they established in 2049- but only if they get a director on board as good (or better) than Dennis Villanueve.

My heart couldn’t take it if they turn this into some spectacle-forward, cliche sci-fi action fest. I’m not saying Scott has that in mind, I’m saying thats what this could easily become if everyone on board isn’t equally committed to making something on the level of the first two.