Is Deckard a Replicant?

The Blade Runner sequel will finally dispel one of the mysteries we have never really wanted to know. Is Rick Deckard actually a Replicant?

ComicBook reports:

Director Ridley Scott has since thrown such ambiguity to the wind, confirmed that Rick Deckard was definitely a replicant.

But something doesn’t add up. Replicants were supposed to have a built in lifespan of 4 years, but Harrison Ford is reprising his role as Deckard the in the upcoming sequel. So…how does that work?

“I’m not going to tell you,” Scott replied to Yahoo when asked. “You’ll have to see the story. It’ll all make sense.”

Now one of the things that I liked about Blade Runner was the unanswered questions. It was important to Deckard’s character development that he has that nagging doubt about his job, but it wasn’t necessary to spell it out.

Now we are supposed to trust that Ridley Scott has some genius idea to break all the rules of his ground breaking franchise to make a sequel we were not asking for?

I will not be holding my breath, but if he blows me away I will be even more shocked and amused.

Meh. Bring it on. Not every sequel can be Highlander 2.

Author: Rodney

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