Fans have been waiting a long time to see a follow-up to the seminal sci-fi hit Blade Runner, and they received their wish when it was announced that a sequel was officially happening. The long-gestating Blade Runner sequel will see the return of Harrison Ford as Replicant hunter Rick Deckard, and assuming that all things go well, he'll more than likely pass the franchise torch over to Ryan Gosling. When Gosling joined the highly secretive Blade Runner 2049, he probably didn't think that involved being punched in the face.
While filming a fight scene together, Harrison Ford accidentally decked Ryan Gosling in the face. As anyone who ever play fought as a child can tell you, it's just one of those things that happen when you roughhouse. Gosling remembered the incident in an interview with GQ and told the story of what Ford did after the punch.
There you have it. If you want to be like Harrison Ford, then shop at Sears. Fans who are familiar at all with Ford's personality will know that he can have a pretty dry sense of humor, which was in full effect after the accidental punch. After the incident, the director (Denis Villeneuve) came over to Gosling and said, "look at it this way -- you just got hit by Indiana Jones." There are certainly worse iconic figures from your childhood to get punched by.
Even though it was an accident, you'd think the experience would sour meeting an icon from your childhood, but Ford turned it around with a pretty classy -- but still in character -- apology. Gosling continued:
The plot of Blade Runner 2049 is being kept under lock and key, but it will take place 30 years after the events of the original movie. Harrison Ford is reprising his role as the maybe Replicant Deckard, who is rumored to play more of a supporting role than a main character. The sequel is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) with a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Blade Runner 2049 is expected to hit theaters on October 6, 2017.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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