Is Deckard a replicant?
BEST EXPLANATION: The original versions of the film are ambiguous about Rick Deckard’s true identity.
But Phillip K. Dick—author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the novel on which the film is based—wrote Deckard as human. As did the film’s screenwriter. Harrison Ford, who played the character in the movie, also believed Deckard to be a human.
Director Ridley Scott may have once shared that interpretation, but has since been emphatic in his belief that Deckard is a replicant—and has made substantial changes in the latest versions of his film to support that vision.