Deckard Will Be a Replicant in Blade Runner 2



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, “Meh,” and I said, “No, read this.” And I think he said, “This is the best script I’ve ever had.” We’ve been working on it for a couple of years.

You once said he’s a Replicant in the first one.
Of course he’s a bloody Replicant! He’s going to have to admit it.

So don’t Replicants die after four years?
I’m not going to tell you. You’ll have to see the story. It’ll all make sense.

And you’re going to hand over the franchise to Ryan Gosling after that.
Yeah, yeah.

What year will it be set in?
It was 2017, so coming back it’ll be 2047, roughly. As young as you can play Ryan Gosling. He’s 34, but he looks 27 when he’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.