New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Claims Deckard Is The Key

by Erik Amaya

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 filled with glimpses of Denis Villenueve’s take on Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner world. It is, of course, beautiful.

But some interesting story details seem to fit through the cracks. Jared Leto claims to have the lock to the future, but “he” has the key. The editing would suggest “he” is Deckard. If he is a Replicant, perhaps the key is embedded in his longevity. At the same time, we also seem to get some detail about Rachel with a possible 2021 gravestone and Deckard scrambling records. Maybe the key is still with Rachel, who was different from the Nexus-7 models.

Whatever key Deckard might possess, it could lead to further tensions between man and android — Ridley Scott’s favorite topic of late — and perhaps a war. But rarely does this conflict look so good.

Blade Runner 2049 opens on October 6th.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com. A contributing writer at CBR, Fanbase Press, Monkeys Fighting Robots and Rotten Tomatoes. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.