The trailer heavily implies that Rick Deckard, reprised by Harrison Ford for Blade Runner 2049, is a replicant, conforming to theories running more than 35 years now. Ryan Gosling just debuted the second trailer (first one here) for the Blade Runner sequel on Good Morning America. Plus, we finally know what Dave Bautista is doing.
An intriguing promise for the movie - which species are they talking about? As the trailer unfolds, it turns out that K may be the key to the future of humanity. But once he finds him, Deckard reveals that he and now Officer K are being hunted, and all hell breaks loose. Robin Wright appears as an icy authority figure of some sort, while Jared Leto's villainous Neander Wallace waxes poetic.
The film will hit theaters on Friday, October 6. Warner Bros. has released the third trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 online now (see the video above), ahead of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (which it will likely play in front of this weekend) as well as the studio's upcoming Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.
The plot synopsis reads: "Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos".
The search for Deckard is a useful context to fill everyone in on what has happened, or what may have happened, in the 30 years between this film's setting and that of the original Blade Runner.