In a Facebook Q&A when asked what made him decide to get involved with Blade Runner 2049 Harrison Ford replied:
“The character [Rick Deckard] is woven into the story in a way that intrigued me. There’s a very strong emotional context. The relationship between the character Deckard—that I play—and other characters is fascinating. I think it’s interesting to develop a character after a period of time—to revisit a character.
We all know Ford is not an easy person to please or impress, so for him to like the storyline as much as he says, it can only mean Blade Runner 2049 is going to be amazing!