Ford is describing a stunt gone wrong while shooting the sequel to his 1982 sci fi classic. In both the original and the follow-up, Ford plays Rick Deckard a “blade runner” or law enforcement agent dispatched to capture replicants, artificial humanoids. Gosling plays his successor of sorts, Agent K, who finds himself in over his head when his investigation runs afoul of the powerful Niander Wallace placed by Jared Leto.
Back to that punch, Ford elaborated:
Fans should have faith in Gosling. Few actors have as winning a track record as he does. He is smart with his film choices and doesn’t seem swayed by overly-commercial projects. ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is the most mainstream film he has made since ‘The Notebook’ 13 years ago when he was 24 years old.
As for Ford, it seems he is making the rounds of his swan song tour. First, he returned for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ on the condition that his character, Han Solo be killed off. We won’t know what happens to Deckard in ‘Blade Runner 2049’ until it opens in October, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this was another farewell turn.
‘Blade Runner 2049’, directed by Denis Villeneuve, stars Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Edward James Olmos and Mackenzie Davis with Harrison Ford. It arrives on October 6, 2017.