One of the big debates fans of Blade Runner have is if Deckard is a Replicant. Now Ridley Scott has revealed that he will be a Replicant in Blade Runner 2.
In an interview with Yahoo, Ridley Scott is adamant that Deckard is a Replicant and establishes the year that Blade Runner 2 is set in:
Ryan Gosling is a great choice for Blade Runner 2.
Yeah, and I got Harrison back. Because Harrison said, â€œMeh,â€ and I said, â€œNo, read this.â€ And I think he said, â€œThis is the best script Iâ€™ve ever had.â€ Weâ€™ve been working on it for a couple of years.
You once said heâ€™s a Replicant in the first one.
Of course heâ€™s a bloody Replicant! Heâ€™s going to have to admit it.
So donâ€™t Replicants die after four years?
Iâ€™m not going to tell you. Youâ€™ll have to see the story. Itâ€™ll all make sense.
And youâ€™re going to hand over the franchise to Ryan Gosling after that.
What year will it be set in?
It was 2017, so coming back itâ€™ll be 2047, roughly. As young as you can play Ryan Gosling. Heâ€™s 34, but he looks 27 when heâ€™s doing his push-ups. So maybe 2050.
In the original theatrical cut of Blade Runner, it wasn’t really clear that Deckard was a replicant. That changed when Ridley Scott released his Director’s Cut (and Final Cut) that made it pretty clear where he stood on the issue.