Ridley talks more of Bladerunner sequel
Ridley Scott has been talking more about the planned sequel to Blade Runner, although lets be fair it isn't a direct sequel but is going to be more in the vein of their view of the Alien prequel Prometheus, it's in the same universe and borrowing elements but it's not a direct sequel. Mind you if they say that about Prometheus and the trailers show us the many connections maybe it's not that far off a sequel after all?
Scott has been talking about the star of the film and revealing that he'd like an old one to return, a return that means either a rethinking of some major plot points from the first film, or a new twist to the old story.
What am I talking about? Well Ridley Scott has revealed that although the star of the Blade Runner sequel won't be Harrison Ford, something we realised a while ago despite attempted rumours, and was confirmed when we heard that the sequel would feature a female protagonist, he does like the idea of the actor returning for a short role.
"I don't think it'll be Harry [starring]. But I've got to have him in it somewhere. That'd be amusing."
Well that quote from The Independent through The Guardian could mean anything couldn't it? Anything from a cameo role walking by in the background to something more meaty, but if it does mean something more than a film fan's reference in the background what does it mean for the original Blade Runner?
Now I know this may be taking spoilers too far but let me warn all those who haven't seen Blade Runner that I'm about to talk about the huge reveal, or perhaps not reveal, at the end of the film and that if you haven't seen the film yet then there are three things you should do next.
Firstly stop reading this after the third point, secondly watch the film now, and lastly return to this exact point once you've finished watching the film.
Right, now for the spoiler which I can't believe really needs to be a spoiler, but new film fans are arriving all the time aren't they?
So at the end of Blade Runner we're left to decide for ourselves if Deckard is a replicant or not, I've always thought he was, after all it makes the story more interesting and thought provoking. However if this sequel features Deckard returning, and an aged Deckard at that then he wasn't a replicant was he? Or he was a new style of replicant that broke the rules as they were only intended to live a few years.
Does this mean the ending of the original would be in question? Would Deckard actually be human or would he be a new type of replicant granted a full life? Perhaps none of this would matter and the idea is just to cameo him as a nice reference for fans of the original? Right now we don't know, and neither does Scott for the script hasn't been written yet.
However if Scott's thinking it, you can be guaranteed that the writers will have to be listening to it.