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An August of 2011, months before the release of his Alien prequel Prometheus, director Ridley Scott announced that he would be writing and directing a new Blade Runner film. The reveal, of course, set the internet on fire as fans debated the value of and plot possibilities for the sequel. But the biggest question on everyone's mind was in regard to the possible return of Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard. But what about Sean Young, who famously played the replicant Rachael? Is there a chance that she could come back in a future film? Apparently it's not too foreign a thought, as the company behind the new film, Alcon Entertainment, actually met with the actress.
Crave recently had the chance to speak with Young, who is promoting her new horror film Jug Face at the alternative Slamdance Film Festival, and when the subject of the in-development Blade Runner movie came up she revealed that she has met with the people that are making the movie - but that the meeting doesn't mean she will necessarily reprise her role from the the 1982 sci-fi classic. Said Young,
"I did meet with them, but I think at that point they just wanted to meet me and I don’t think they have any plans of using any of the original people, although I can’t say for sure. I do think, let me just say it right here, I do think it would be a disappointment to the audience not to have Rachel in it but you know what, folks in Hollywood make mistakes all the time."
So it sounds like Young would definitely be on-board to be in the new movie if asked, but still the Ford question remains. Just after the sequel was announced Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove said that it was unlikely that he would appear, while Scott himself cast some mystery on the situation just a couple months ago. We'll just have to wait and see.