The Blade Runner Sequel Will Reveal the Answer to That Huge Mystery

Monday, 14 September 2015 - 2:23PM
Blade Runner
Monday, 14 September 2015 - 2:23PM
The Blade Runner saga will finally get another installment in the next couple of years, and according to director Denis Villeneuve, the new film will address the biggest controversy to come out of the classic sci-fi movie: the nature of Harrison Ford's character, Rick Deckard. 

Ever since its release in 1982, Blade Runner fans have been debating whether Rick Deckard is a human or a replicant. The movie itself left it ambiguous, and even the powers-that-be behind the scenes couldn't agree on the answer. Producer Michael Deeley (and Harrison Ford) wanted Deckard to be human, while screenwriter Hampton Fancher intended it to be ambiguous, and director Ridley Scott claimed that in his vision, Deckard was a replicant. 

Now, Scott has handed the reins to Villeneuve (although Scott will stay on as producer), and the Prisoners director assures fans that the question will be definitively answered in the sequel:

Opening quote
"Now that I am on the other side of the fence I cannot answer [but] the thing I must say is that I love mystery. I love shadows. I love doubts. I would just want to say to the fans that we will take care of that mystery. I will take care of it."
Closing quote

Since it's so controversial, we won't even venture a guess as to which answer the sequel will reveal. The story is based on an idea by Fancher (who will return to co-write) and Scott, which may indicate that he will be a replicant, but it's impossible to say, which I suppose is the whole point. 

Harrison Ford will also return to star, but according to Scott, his character will only appear in the third act, while Ryan Gosling will serve as the protagonist of the film in an undisclosed role. Little is known about the story, except that it takes place decades after the first film (which makes sense, given Ford's presence), and will diverge even further from the universe of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film will enter production in mid-2016, which means it will likely be released sometime in 2018.
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