‘Indiana Jones 5’ Rumors: Harrison Ford Tapped For ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel, Delaying New ‘Indy’ Further? [VIDEO]
Though he has made comments that seem to show his commitment to filming an Indiana Jones 5 movie, Harrison Ford's other movie projects appear to keep delaying the highly-anticipated film.
In addition to reprising his role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Chapter VII, the popular actor has reportedly been tapped to star in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, which could possibly delay his reprising the role of Indiana Jones even further.
CNET reported on May 20 that the actor had been contacted by Alcon Entertainment to return as his character Deckard in the anticipated sequel.
"We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time," Alcon Entertainment's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. "We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project."
Both Ford and director Ridley Scott have also opened up in the past about his potential return to Blade Runner as well.
"[The movie] is not a rumor -- it's happening," Scott said back in 2012. "With Harrison Ford? I don't know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don't know how long he can live. And that's all I'm going to say at this stage."
Ford spoke about the possibility of rejoining the franchise during a Reddit AMA earlier this year.
"I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another," he said at the time. "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."
If was during this same April Reddit AMA when Ford gave one of his biggest indications that he would be interested in portraying Indiana Jones again, saying, "I think Indiana Jones was a lot of fun to do because of the places we went to and the adventures and the action," he said.
It has also previously been reported that Ford may have refused to sign on for Star Wars again unless he could also reprise the Indiana Jones role.
Reports circulated in February that Ford wasn't willing to sign on to play Han Solo in Star Wars again unless Disney would let him be contracted again for not only Indiana Jones 5, but a sixth film as well.
"Regarding Harrison Ford, two more Indiana Jones features are in the negotiation stages as per Ford's contract clause on Star Wars, which is the primary reason he didn't 'publicly' or 'privately' commit, or so I'm told," a source told MarketSaw back in February.