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BLADE RUNNER 2 Is Now Officially BLADE RUNNER 2049

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Warner Bros. has just released this behind-the-scenes image from the set of the new Blade Runner sequel, which now has the official title Blade Runner 2049.

(L-r) Director Denis Villeneuve, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling on the set of Alcon Entertainment’s “BLADE RUNNER 2049,” a Warner Bros. Pictures Release. Photo by: Stephen Vaughan
(L-r) Director Denis Villeneuve, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling (Photo by: Stephen Vaughan)

The sequel has been shrouded in secrecy, with no plot details released by the studios yet. We know that Ford is reprising his role as Rick Deckard, essentially ending speculation that he was ever a Replicant. There’s no word yet on whether original cast members Sean Young and Edward James Olmos will return. Robin Wright and Dave Bautista are also in the cast.

Original director Ridley Scott is in an executive producer role for this outing, with Denis Villeneuve in the director’s chair. As much as Gosling has been front and center on the publicity, he’s either the lead for a “passing the torch” story, or he’s the new Replicant that brings Deckard back to being a Blade Runner. Pure speculation here.

Blade Runner 2049 will hit theaters October 6, 2017.

 

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Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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