With Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Blade Runner 2049,” this follow-up to Ridley Scott’s iconic 1982 sci-fi classic promises to answer the big question that fans have wondering since the first film: is Rocl Deckard (Harrison Ford) a replicant?
Scott has long maintained that this was the case, even though the film doesn’t definitively say one way or another. However Scott’s stance on the matter has softened, he tells IGN this week:
“Oh, it was always my thesis theory. It was one or two people who were relevant were… I can’t remember if [screenwriter] Hampton [Fancher] 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–king 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–king chicken. I’m a very experienced director from commercials and ‘The Duellists’ 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 [Ford], 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–king 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.”
Villeneuve himself wasn’t so forthcoming last year when asked the same question, saying the movie wouldn’t necessarily answer the mystery. “Blade Runner 2049” opens on October 6th.