It could, however, have ended very differently.
Warning: spoilers ahead for Blade Runner 2049.
As it stands, the movie ends with the death of K (Ryan Gosling) after he introduces Deckard (Harrison Ford) to his daughter.
The emotional, wordless scene has really packed a punch – but originally, it was Deckard who was meant to be killed off.
Hampton Fancher told LA Times: ”In my script, Deckard died at the end, but you [Michael Green] have him live.
“The first time Ridley [Scott] and I ever considered doing a second Blade Runner in 1986 or whatever it was, I came up with an idea about Deckard and his next job – and it’s kind of horrifying what happens in my little fantasy.
“Now that Deckard lives, that idea is back in my head. But I’m not going to tell you what it is.”
Green said of future films: “I’ve certainly fantasised about it but I kept it in the box of fantasy until we had this movie well in hand and knew that it landed well.
“At no point during the making of this were people concerned with building out the universe. All the focus was on: ‘Let’s make the best possible movie we can right now and then maybe, maybe dare to dream.’
“I’m sure Hampton already has ideas, though.”
Blade Runner 2049 is out now.