Ryan Gosling has confirmed that he will star in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel alongside Harrison Ford.

The star was previously rumoured to be in talks to star in the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi film, and we now have confirmation from the man himself that he's in.

When Collider.com asked the 35-year-old actor about his involvement in the project, he replied, "Yes, that's true!" but remained tight-lipped on the details saying, "If I say any more, there's a chip in me that will explode if I say anything else!"

Gosling described the opportunity as "exciting" adding that the chance to work with director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) and cinematographer Roger Deakins (Prisoners, Skyfall, The Shawshank Redemption) had a lot to do with his decision to star.

The star also confirmed that the currently untitled sequel will be the next movie he films.

Gosling can next be seen in The Big Short alongside Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Christian Bale.

The film is set for release on January 22, 2016 and tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s and decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.