Ridley Scott has confirmed this so many times before, but the famed Alien and Blade Runner director will reassert in the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 whether or not the former blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) has been a Replicant all along. Spoiler: Deckard is probably not human.
The latest instance of Scott insisting on Deckard being a Replicant comes from an interview this week with IGN. When speaking about the topic, he said, “So now it will be revealed [in the sequel], one way or the other,” confirming that even during the filming of the original Blade Runner, “it was always [his] thesis theory.”
Despite resistance from Blade Runner script writer Hampton Fancher and even Harrison Ford, Deckard himself, during the film’s development, Scott always asserted that Deckard being a Replicant was the definitive interpretation of the movie. That goes against some fan interpretations, book sequels, and what’s implied in different cuts of the film.
In hilarious fashion, Ridley Scott recalled an exchange as part of the debate: “But I remember someone had said, ‘Well, isn’t it corny?’ I said, ‘Listen, I’ll be the best fucking judge of that. I’m the director, okay?’”
When Ford questioned the notion of Deckard being a Replicant, Scott said, “Gaff, who leaves a trail of origami everywhere, will leave [Deckard] 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 fucking unicorn!’”
Regardless of who wants it to be the case, it looks like Deckard will be confirmed as a Replicant when Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6, 2017.