Jared Leto Talks About the Blade Runner Twist

Jared Leto at Comic-Con

Since the 1982 release of the original Blade Runner movie, people have been left wondering whether or not Harrison Ford’s character, Rick Deckard, is human or not. This mystery has baffled generations for 35 years. And with the release of Blade Runner 2049, things have not gotten any better. We still don’t have an answer. However, a certain someone might.

That is none other than Jared Leto, who plays villain Niander Wallace in the new movie. It’s interesting that Ford has numerous times said that he thinks Deckard is human and that his actions prove this. However, Ridley Scott, the director of the original movie has argued that Deckard is actually a replicant. So, could Jared Leto provide us with an answer? He might.

Jared Leto knows Deckard’s origin

But how can Leto know precisely what so many people have argued about? Because director Denis Villeneuve offered him complete freedom to establish this detail. Jared remembers that while preparing to film the scene where Wallace “sees” in Deckard’s mind through those flying cameras (because he is actually blind), he asked the director what will he see in there. And Villeneuve told him that it’s his decision to make.

This interesting fact might make Leto the only person, apart from Deckard, who actually knows if he’s human or not. So, because Ford, Scott and Villeneuve all had different opinions about Deckard’s nature, it became Leto’s task to decide upon this twist. Leto wouldn’t reveal the answer, but he said that it may come up in a sequel, someday.

Jared Leto is known for the fact that he doesn’t watch his movies. He didn’t even watch the movie he won an Oscar for, Dallas Buyers Club. He also said that he didn’t watch this one either, mainly because he is not much in it anyway. Villeneuve also reportedly compared him walking on set in-character with Jesus entering a temple which made Leto work even more to portray this character perfectly.

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