Did You Know?
Originally at the early development stage of the project, Ridley Scott
was set to take on the directorial duties of the project. By the time the project was getting close for the start of pre-production, Scott announced he would no longer take the helm of the project but would stay on as a producer. Specifics weren't given by Scott on why he dropped out of directing the project. Oddly enough, a report came out in August 2014 that another Ridley Scott sequel, Prometheus 2 (2016), may be getting delayed because Scott planned to helm the Blade Runner sequel after The Martian (2015), which was currently in production at the time. But now, it looks to be the other way around, & Scott's commitment to Prometheus 2 (2016) may have forced him to step away from directing the Blade Runner sequel. See more