One of Sci-Fi’s long running controversies, and a source of great debates on the internet; is Deckard a replicant? Is he Human?
Although Ridley Scott himself definitively answered the question in 2014 (YES!) the legions of fans debate the possibilities both ways. Harrison Ford himself contested it believing his character was human.
With the upcoming “Blade Runner 2049” from director Denis Villeneuve in the works, myself and other Sci-Fi nerds were likely wondering whether it would alluded to, or even addressed in the film. Villeneuve says no. Allocine posted this interview that I ran through google translate to do it’s best and see what they had to say.
He promises: Blade Runner 2049 break not the question mark left by the first Blade Runner about the true nature of Rick Deckard, which we still will not know if it is a replicant or a human.
I’ve always wanted to believe he was human. I felt that Dekard being a replicant was too cheesy of a twist for me to accept in one of the all time great Science Fiction films.