‘Blade Runner 2049’ Writers Tease an Alternate Take on the Ending

Collider | 10/9/2017 | Adam Chitwood
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[Note: This article contains spoilers about Blade Runner 2049 and the film’s ending.]

It’s pretty incredible how tightly Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have kept Blade Runner 2049 under wraps, especially considering how many reveals the film contains. It also resulted in a pretty pristine viewing experience for most, going in as cold as possible and letting the film unfold fresh. But given how much of director Denis Villeneuve’s sequel was under wraps, we’re now doubly eager to discuss the many twists and turns and, of course, start debating what they all mean.

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The ending of the film in particular is quite stunning, as we close on Harrison Ford’s Deckard being brought by a dying K (Ryan Gosling) to meet his daughter for the very first time. The scene is a short one, playing out wordlessly, but Ford nails it, concluding the film on an incredibly emotional note. However, when Collider’s own Steve Weintraub spoke with Blade Runner 2049 writers Michael Green and Hampton Fancher, it was revealed that Fancher’s original draft didn’t have that scene in it:

“I didn’t have that ending in my version, so it had nothing to do with what I was doing. That was the work of the current workers.”

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Fancher originated the Blade Runner 2049 screenplay and then Green, who co-wrote producer Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, came onboard. Green reveals that once he started working...
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