Did Deckard and Rachael make it? Was Deckard really a replicant?
Alcon Entertainment just announced the details on the follow-up to Blade Runner. Ridley Scott’s return to the world that science fiction fans have obsessed over since 1982 is about to come to life. The torch has been passed to Sicario director Denis Villeneuve to helm the sequel, and every bit of additional news we receive shows us that this film is going to be huge.
Blade Runner 2049 is now scheduled to be released October 6, 2017 from Warner Bros. This is big since until today, we had no idea when the movie would be in theaters next year. 35 years later, we will finally be able to find out the details about Deckard’s escape from Gaff and the other Blade Runners after what happened with the rogue Nexus-6 replicants.
So far, we know that the cast will see Harrison Ford return as Rick Deckard alongside Ryan Gosling who is rumored to possibly lead the film. There are no official story details out right now, but if the new plot resembles the first in any way, we might be seeing Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis and Ana de Armas as humanoids fighting for their lives. The current list of actors attached to Blade Runner 2049 reveals barely anything, but fans are still working up theories with each new announcement.
Will this new Blade Runner be good?
Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? gives us very little in the way of predicting what 2049 will be about, but screenwriters Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have developed a story that will be a true successor to Blade Runner. We have talked extensively about how the original film still works after three decades and the emotional impact it had on us as fans. Let’s hope that Blade Runner 2049 doesn’t disappoint. This is an important one.