Harrison Ford confirms Blade Runner 2 discussions

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  1. superdeluxe

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    http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/blade-runner/27612/harrison-ford-confirms-blade-runner-2-discussions
    Good to see them talking about the project. :)
     
  2. Harvey

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    This sounds like a terrible idea. I'd rather see a Prometheus sequel.

    But, who knows, Scott might surprise me.
     
  3. Halmirdax

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    Blade Runner was immense, I think they could wrangle something more than decent for a sequel.
     
  4. Set Harth

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    Now they just have to explain why the Deckard replicant got old.
     
  5. Gov Kodos

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    What's to explain? Replicants are biological and can age.
     
  6. DarthPipes

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    If they do a sequel, let's see how long is takes for Ford to be driven nuts again by Scott.
     
  7. Set Harth

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    Limited life span. The replicant would never have made it to Ford's current age.
     
  8. Gov Kodos

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    The limit was placed by Tyrel Corp, no reason it couldn't be removed. Rachel doesn't have it, and Deckard could have had it undone assuming he was the missing replicant from the 6 who initially got to Earth.
     
  9. Set Harth

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    I thought Tyrell explained to Batty that it couldn't be removed.

    And you know this how? As Gaff said, "It's too bad she won't live".
     
  10. Gov Kodos

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    On the first point, he could have been lying. As for the second, I watched the movie.
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fCeH-WnJYM[/yt]
     
  11. Set Harth

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    So, he could have been lying in the first case, but he could not possibly have been lying in the second?
     
  12. Gov Kodos

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    You're attached to the 4 year lifespan, I'm not. Within the film one can assume Deckard and Rachel's more human strength and abilities are a result of not being as suped up as Roy and company. The dialogue backs that up with the analogy about bright candles lasting half as long. Tyrel likely had plans for Deckard and Rachel, and had no need for Roy and his remaining pals.
     
  13. JarodRussell

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    Is a sequel to this truly necessary?
     
  14. sojourner

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    Bladerunner is a favorite of mine. That being said I never agreed with Scott shoe horning in after the fact that Deckard was a replicant.
     
  15. Gov Kodos

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    I think he put enough in the first version to make Deckard's being a replicant a possible interpretation. He doesn't have to be for the film to work, but with the changing number of replicants, that Roy knew who he was out of the blue, and a some other points like the origami pieces, its not farfetched. I do prefer the more open ended is he or isn't he one, though. Making that explicit does take away some of the fun.
     
  16. Pingfah

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    This is consistently the most completely pointless response whenever a sequel to anything is announced.
     
  17. Gov Kodos

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    Much like many sequels.
     
  18. Sindatur

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    Ahhhh....OK, now I understand.

    I've been scratching my head, thinking, "I know it's been a long time since I've seen it, but, I don't remember it being confirmed he was a Replicant, why is everyone talking about it like it's an absolute fact, rather than just a possible interpretation" :alienblush:
     
  19. Gov Kodos

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    One of the last versions released had him dreaming about a unicorn which matches up with the origami unicorn in the elevator left behind by Gaf when he and Rachel are leaving. It begs the question how the two images are related. Some would say it shows Gaf is aware of Deckard's dreams which could mean they are implanted memories. However, I don't think it was ever made explicit that D was a replicant. Assuming Deckard is a replicant, Gaf could be observing Deckard to make sure he functions as a proper Blade Runner.
     
  20. Pingfah

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    Well yes, much like many films in fact. Being a sequel is really neither here nor there, it doesn't preclude you from making a good film.