It’s 35 years since the cult classic Blade Runner was released back in 1982, a film that over the years has become an important beacon of change in the sci-fi genre accumulating a mass of diehard fans along the way. Now in 2017, Ridley Scott has returned to the story with Blade Runner 2049 due for release October 6th,
In a recent interview with IGN, Ridley Scott discussed the film’s legacy as well as hinting at its future, He also touched on the subject of deciding Deckard was a Replicant in the original and the revelation about his character will finally be unveiled in the sequel.
“Oh, it was always my thesis theory. It was one or two people who were relevant were… I can’t remember if Hampton 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, 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!’ So now it will be revealed [in the sequel], one way or the other.”
Scott goes on to discuss the future of Blade Runner, and like the revival of his Alien franchise, also confirms we can expect to see further sequels coming out the woodwork for his sci-fi classic, finally coming on board the world of the sequel after being against them for years.