Now that press machine is finally rolling on Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, the rumors are starting to fly hard and fast. The latest two involve Rick Deckard’s hideaway of choice in the film, as well as the potential for more characters from the original film to appear. Given the nature of both rumors, potential spoilers follow. Consider yourself warned!
According to the folks over at Birth.Movies.Death,, Harrison Ford’s older (and probably crankier) Rick Deckard is hiding in the now-desolated and deserted city of Las Vegas. Not the most tantalizing of rumors, as it gives us little in the way of plot information should it prove true. Still, it does potentially enlighten us about the scope of the sequel. Might some globe-trotting be in order for Ryan Gosling’s K?
The juicier (and potentially troubling) other rumor hails from The Terminator Fans. According to them, CGI will be utilized Rogue One-style to bring a replicant character from Ridley Scott’s original film back to life. Depending on your stance about Rogue One‘s usage of computer-generated resurrection (or plastic surgery), this will either delight or horrify you.
The outlet unfortunately does not have any insight into which replicant will return, nor the nature of their appearance. Will it involve a flashback? Is the character somehow still alive? Or will we simply be seeing another model of the same replicant? We have no idea. Furthermore, who will it be? Is it Roy Batty (Rugter Hauer) or Pris (Darryl Hannah)? Or perhaps Leon (Brion James) or Zhora (Joanna Cassidy)? More than likely it is Rachael (Sean Young), but it’s impossible to be sure at this stage.
Blade Runner 2049 will hit theaters on October 6th, 2017. Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) directs, from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Ridley Scott, Bud & Cynthia Yorkin, Broderick Johnson, and Andrew A. Kosove are producing. The sequel stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Hiam Abbass, David Dastmalchian, and Barkhad Abdi.