Blade Runner 2!?


#61

Villeneuve, Deakins, and Fancher! Oh, also that Gosling kid is pretty good. I think Han Solo has something to do with this as well.

-Tom


#62

I think I may have finally reached “acceptance” stage, as I am excited to see what comes of this. Every name on this list is a potential home-run. It doesn’t hurt that I have finally decided that with this, along with most things, nothing is going to break or change Deckard from being human …my love of the first movie.


#63

It will be interesting to see what they do with that, won’t it? Will they make a sequel to the theatrical release, or a sequel to the movie Ridley Scott originally made? It’s got to be an either/or.

-Tom


#64

The fact that Harrison Ford is involved is enough to say it’s not a canonical sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. No way he’d still be alive.


#65

I don’t expect it to be phoned in with talent like that, but I’ll probably consider this to be noncanonical to the original.

This seems like a safe bet given that the original is non-canonical.


#66

I meant canonical to the movie. The book & the movie are two different beasts with wildly different themes & outcomes.

Actually, it’s occurring to me that maybe you meant the theatrical cut. Let’s just go with the director’s & final cuts, since the culture at large has settled on them & their themes & outcomes are consistent. Deckard only had a few years left in either one.


#67

Deadline is reporting that Blade Runner 2 has moved from a January 2018 release to October 6, 2017. That’s got to be a good sign, right?


#68

Excuse the double post. Entertainment Weekly released their Comic Con Special, which contains a brief article about Blade Runner 2.

Variety’s reporting that David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass have joined the cast.


#69

Filming has begun in Hungary.


#70

Everyone’s favorite Joker, Jared Leto, has joined the cast.


#71

While Deckard was a replicant, was it explicitly stated that he had a similarly shortened lifespan to other replicants? I always thought that he was perhaps special in that regard.


#72

[quote=“Timex, post:71, topic:75988, full:true”]While Deckard was a replicant, was it explicitly stated that he had a similarly shortened lifespan to other replicants? I always thought that he was perhaps special in that regard.
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Okay, you got me there.


#73

We have an official title: Blade Runner 2049. Opens this time next year.


#74

Trailer


#75

Hurry up October!


#76

This looks amazing (as expected). Weirdly clean compared to the original. Definitely a different look. But that cinematography… Deakins is a genius.

So Deckard is not a replicant in this version? Speculate away!


#77

Pick one:

  1. Deckard is a special replicant that can age.

  2. Deckard from Blade Runner was killed or died when his end date hit and this is a new Deckard replicant.

  3. Deckard’s not a replicant.


#78

4 . This is Deckard’s original human model and they need him to catch Deckard who is still at large (and will be a digital actor).


#79

That doesn’t seem likely. QT3 said no more digital actors after Rogue One.


#80

What do you pay a digital actor anyway? Do they work for scale?