So Blade Runner 2049, then. What's that all about? Spoilers ahoy, as we dig a little deeper...
Nb: This article contains spoilers for both Blade Runner and its sequel. Come back when you’ve seen both movies!
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If there’s going to be a controversial aspect of Blade Runner 2049, we suspect it’s that the belated sequel makes plain what was once playfully ambiguous. In the original cut of Ridley Scott’s original, which didn’t surface until a decade after Blade Runner’s initial release in 1982, the recurring image of a unicorn - first in a reverie, later as an origami sculpture - raised the possibility that Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a replicant.