Gaff and Deckard from Blade Runner and 2049

One of the more contentious ongoing debates in cinema is whether Deckard in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is a replicant or not. Over the course of the three decades and seven cuts of the film since its release, fans have broken down any and every piece of symbolism, line of dialogue and corner of set-design in order to try and develop some sort of concrete theory. All of which has consistently come to the same outcome: probably, but also probably not.

Ridley himself has weighed in on the subject several times, believing that Deckard is an android, adamant his movie makes that explicitly ...

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