Director Denis Villeneuve is currently having one hell of a run in Hollywood. His last three movies, Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival, have been met with a lot of critical acclaim and have also done well at the box office. With Arrival, he could even be looking at some Oscar recognition this year. His next movie, like Arrival, is sticking to the sci-fi genre, but this time he is taking on a long-awaited sequel to a major classic in the form of Blade Runner 2. We don't know much about the movie, but the director recently made it clear that the true identity of Rick Deckard will probably remain somewhat ambiguous.
The Playlist uncovered an interview that Denis Villeneuve did with a French publication named Allocine in honor of Blade Runner 2049 (the official title for Blade Runner 2) completing filming. During the interview, the filmmaker discussed the possibility of revealing whether or not Harrison Ford's Deckard is a human or a replicant, which is easily the biggest question Blade Runner fans will have heading into this movie. The director said that this new movie will "not necessarily" clear that up, so don't expect any firm answers in the Blade Runner sequel.
Harrison Ford has talked about his Blade Runner character's actual identity in the past and he believes that Rick Deckard was a human. Considering his current age, it might make more sense if he were a human in Blade Runner 2, but if they were able to have an older Arnold Schwarzenegger return for Terminator: Genisys, anything is possible. Though, surely fans are hoping that Blade Runner 2049 turns out much better than Terminator: Genisys as a whole. Given Denis Villeneuve's track record, we have reason to believe that will be the case.
There are very few movies in the history of science fiction that are as iconic and influential as Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner, based on the novel Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Even though the movie wasn't a massive hit at the time, it has since found a massive audience and has become an unquestionable classic. The lack of box office success initially has made it difficult for a Blade Runner sequel to ever happen, but Hollywood has been big on doing long-awaited sequels in recent years, so fans of the original are finally getting to return to the crazy, fictional future vision of Los Angeles.
Harrison Ford is returning to reprise his iconic role as Rick Deckard from the original Blade Runner. Possibly as a Replicant or possibly as a human. We'll have to wait and see. He will be joined by Ryan Gosling, who is taking over duties as the lead in the movie, as well ass Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Ana De Armas, Lennie James and Barkhad Abdi. There are few movies as precious to sci-fi fans as Blade Runner, and Denis Villeneuve seems to understand that, since he previously stated in an interview with EW that "failure is not an option." Blade Runner 2049 is set for release on October 6, 2017