Ridley Scott has revealed Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel will reveal that Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is indeed a replicant.
Little is known about the plot of the upcoming sequel other than the story picks up thirty years later following a new Blade Runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) after he discovers a terrible secret that could send what is left of society into chaos prompting him to go on a search for Rick Deckard who has been missing since he escaped with Rachel (Sean Young) at the end of the first film.
The end of the original Blade Runner left many fans pondering over whether or not Deckard could have been a replicant himself. While Scott has assured many times in the past that Deckard is without a shadow of a doubt a replicant, the director who returns to exec produce the sequel confirmed in a recent interview with IGN that the new film will reveal that the old Blade Runner was actually a biorobotic android:
“Oh, it was always my thesis theory. It was one or two people who were relevant were… I can’t remember if Hampton agreed with me or not. But I remember someone had said, “Well, isn’t it corny?” I said, “Listen, I’ll be the best f***ing judge of that. I’m the director, okay?” So, and that, you learn — you know, by then I’m 44, so I’m no f***ing chicken. I’m a very experienced director from commercials and The Duelists and Alien. So, I’m able to, you know, answer that with confidence at the time, and say, “You know, back off, it’s what it’s gonna be.” Harrison, he was never — I don’t remember, actually. I think Harrison was going, “Uh, I don’t know about that.” I said, “But you have to be, because Gaff, who leaves a trail of origami everywhere, will leave you a little piece of origami at the end of the movie to say, ‘I’ve been here, I left her alive, and I can’t resist letting you know what’s in your most private thoughts when you get drunk is a f***ing unicorn!’” Right? So, I love Beavis and Butthead, so what should follow that is “Duh.” So now it will be revealed [in the sequel], one way or the other.”
Scott’s comments contradict that of Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, who said last December that the sequel would not necessarily answer the burning question, as he wanted to keep the mystery alive for the new film because he believes it’s important for the tension of the sequel. But the cat’s out of the bag now.
The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. Here’s the official synopsis:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6, 2017