Although he has remained consistently active as an actor throughout his career, Harrison Ford has specifically seen a massive resurgence over the last two years. Between his return to Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the announcement of a new Indiana Jones movie in 2019, and his upcoming return as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049, the guy has pretty much dusted off most of his classic roles. In fact, a fan at San Diego Comic-Con's Blade Runner panel actually asked Ford if he intends to resurrect his best franchises, and he responded in a resounding affirmative, saying:
Harrison Ford has become known for his wacky public appearances over the years, and this one carries on that long tradition. The guy knows how to play to a crowd, and his comments at that moment make it abundantly clear that he's interested in bringing all of his best characters back to the silver screen as long as he's physically able to do so. At 75 years of age, he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down.
Of course, that raises some questions about the characters that Harrison Ford could logistically still bring back. We know Han Solo won't return because --SPOILER ALERT -- The Force Awakens served as the chronological end for the anti-hero. Beyond that, Jack Ryan will soon receive a reboot from Amazon, with The Office's John Krasinski in the lead role. Aside from Indiana Jones (which is getting a new film), there aren't many other full-blown franchises that Ford can bring back, but I think I speak for most of us when I say that properly directed follow-ups to The Fugitive or Air Force One could be fantastic.
It's not surprising to hear Harrison Ford's Comic-Con comments about keeping his best franchises alive, as plenty of action icons from the 1980s and 1990s have found second winds within the last few years. Sylvester Stallone returned to the Rocky universe in 2015's Creed, and it now sounds like Dolph Lundgren will join him as Ivan Drago in Creed 2. There have even been rumors that Arnold Schwarzenegger could return to The Terminator franchise -- although we don't know how credible those rumors are yet. Ford has portrayed some of the most beloved characters in the history of film, so it only makes sense for him to want to return to that well again and again.
Harrison Ford will return to his role as Rick Deckard when Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 debuts in theaters on October 6, 2017. Make sure to stay tuned for more awesome updates related to all of Harrison Ford's upcoming projects, and let us know which one of his classic franchises you would like to see him reboot in the comments below!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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