There is no doubt about it, but when Sir Ridley Scott discusses his films, each and every response is cleverly thought out and is guaranteed to get fans talking. In a recent interview with Metro the director has touched on a possible plot device for Prometheus 2, and also (accidentally?) reveals the answer to the nagging Blade Runner question, is Deckard a replicant.
(WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD)
While discussing Prometheus, naturally Scott was asked about what might happen in the sequel, and about how the first film ended.With Elizabeth Shaw heading off in search of the Engineers, we can only presume the sequel will see her hellbent on revenge and discovering the origins of the Engineers and their home planet with David’s head in tow. However, Scott also gave this neat little idea about what might happen in the sequel:
“Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe. You’ve got a person with a head in a bag that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous.”
So, is Scott saying here that the sequel might involve David turning against Shaw and causing her a few problems? When asked if this could be the plot for the sequel, Scott laughed and said “I wish it was that easy. They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place,” adding cryptically, “Who are the Engineers?”
So basically he has answered the question with a number of new questions to get people discussing even further what might happen next.
After talking about how he plans to make Prometheus 2 in 3D using the same digital technology used in the first film, Scott then moved on to confirm that a sequel to Blade Runner is indeed happening, but also dropped a bombshell while doing so:
“It’s not a rumour – it’s happening. With Harrison Ford? I don’t know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don’t know how long he can live [laughs]. And that’s all I’m going to say at this stage.”
So, Deckard was a Nexus-6, after thirty years have we finally been given the answer, or is this Scott intentionally spurring interest in the film? Surely, knowing how long this question has gone on for he wouldn’t just answer it casually like this, would he?