One of the biggest movie debates of all times, especially between the actual people who worked on the film, has to be the question of whether or not Harrison Ford’s character of Deckard in ‘Blade Runner’ was actually a replicant, a debate that is still argued between the people who worked on the film today. According to a recent interview with EW, apparently Ridley Scott still insists that Deckard is a replicant, while both Harrison Ford and c0-screenwriter Hampton Fancher have insisted that Deckard is human, so the debate rages on, even after all these years.
For proof, look no further than a dinner that ‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve was lucky enough to attend with Ford and Scott earlier this year in Budapest in which the two titans of the film industry continued their debate. And yes, clearly Villeneuve was apparently very entertained by the dinner:
“It was very funny, I must say, to find myself in the literal crossfire of Harrison and Ridley, arguing as to why Deckard should be a replicant and why he should be human. As a fan, that’s a dinner I will remember for all my life.”
As for whether the new film will definitively answer the replicant question, Ford would not say:
“I’m happy to censor myself on this one. I can tell you that it was a question that was of interest to me when we made the first film, and I’m not sure I ever got a straight answer from the people I was working with at that point. I think the answer to your question is worth the price of admission.”
Do you think Deckard was human? Would it ruin the original for you if they do answer that question in the sequel? Share your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!
Nick is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, who belongs to the privileged few who enjoyed the ending to ‘Lost.’ For more of Nick’s thoughts and articles, follow him on Twitter.