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Harrison Ford, returning to San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday to promote the upcoming sequel to his 1982 hit “Blade Runner,” jokingly admitted to a secret plan to keep replaying his most popular characters.
The star — who revived his Han Solo in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and has signed on for a fifth Indiana Jones movie due in 2020 — was asked during his panel in Hall H, “Is it your goal to just reboot every iconic film you’ve ever been in?”
“You bet your ass it is!” Ford replied. (Alas, there has been no talk of plans to make “Working Girl 2.”)
Warner Bros. presented new footage from Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049,” which arrives in theaters Oct. 7.
Ford returns to play former blade runner Rick Deckard, this time assisting Ryan Gosling’s Officer K on a case about a secret that threatens to plunge the dystopian future society into chaos.
In addition to showing the trailer dropped earlier in the week, the studio showed new footage which suggested in its atmospherics and pacing that this is very much a Villeneuve movie more in line with his Oscar-nominated “Arrival” than Ridley Scott’s original “Blade Runner.”
The sequel to “Blade Runner,” written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, is set several decades after Scott’s 1982 original, which Fancher also had a hand in writing. The movies are based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”