Ford For “Blade” Sequel, Pattinson Not In “Fire”

Ridley Scott has previously indicated his proposed “Blade Runner” follow-up will, though be set in the same universe as his 1982 classic, would almost certainly not involve Harrison Ford’s Deckard character in any major way.

The filmmaker however didn’t rule out a brief appearance though, something he expanded on (albeit only slightly) to The Independent this weekend. He tells the paper that “I don’t think it’ll be Harrison starring, but I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing.”

Hampton Fancher is currently at work on the script for that film.

Speaking of out there casting talk, a rumour popped up last week that “Twilight” series star Robert Pattinson was set to play Finnick Odair in the upcoming sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. The link was made as that film’s director, Francis Lawrence, worked with Pattinson not that long ago on “Water for Elephants.”

Now comes word direct from Pattinson to USA Today that the talk is simply not true – “I woke up this morning and saw all these things about me being cast in ‘The Hunger Games.’ I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent,” he said. “[My agent] was like ‘no one’s going to offer you that part.'”