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The past decade has left us with a good share of movie mysteries. From misplaced lightsabers to dreaming mercenaries, here’s what we think are the biggest unanswered movie questions of the past decade.
In Blade Runner, Harrison Ford plays the character of Deckard, a cop tasked with killing very specific targets: synthetic life forms known as replicants.
However, one of the biggest bones of contention between fans and even people intimately involved in making the film is the question of whether or not its lead character is himself a replicant.
In 2014, director Ridley Scott told Digital Spy that without a doubt:
Harrison Ford, on the other hand, is on record saying Deckard is a human, and writer Hampton Fancher agrees with him. Debating fans may have been hoping that the film’s 2017 sequel, Blade Runner 2049, would clear things up, but if so, they were wrong.
Similar to the original film, Blade Runner 2049 ends without a definitive answer regarding the question of Deckard’s humanity or lack thereof. We learn that Deckard and the late replicant Rachel somehow conceived a child, and Jared Leto’s character, Wallace, gives us a monologue exploring the question, but we never learn the truth either way. It seems likely this is one question that audiences will have to accept will remain unanswered for many years to come.
Exactly how does Maz Kanata get her hands on Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber? The diminutive alien offers the decades-old weapon to Rey in her tavern on Takodana in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Freaked out by Force visions, Rey initially refuses it, and as a result, Finn is briefly its caretaker. However, Rey finally takes it up in order to defeat Kylo Ren at the end of the film. But how did the lightsaber wind up in Takodana in the first place?
In order of the Skywalker saga’s narrative, we first see Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. Anakin uses it before his transformation into Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan Kenobi takes it from Anakin when the latter is defeated at the end of Revenge of the Sith. Kenobi gives Luke the lightsaber in 1977’s A New Hope. Keep watching the video to see the biggest unanswered movie questions of the past decade!
Is Deckard a replicant? | 0:11
How did Maz Kanata get Luke’s lightsaber? | 1:25
Is Cobb still dreaming? | 2:41
How did Steve Rogers return? | 4:02
How much of Joker was Arthur Fleck’s imagination? | 5:12
What did Jesse write to Brock in El Camino? | 6:22
Did anyone else survive the crash in Snowpiercer? | 7:30
Where is Sif? | 8:47
What will Blake do with Batman’s arsenal? | 9:36