In a long-form television ad for Blade Runner 2049, Officer K (Ryan Gosling) makes his way to an old-folks home where he encounters a figure from Blade Runner‘s past. It might be a spoiler for those really trying to avoid any more information before the film’s release, but considering this will air on television, Warner Bros. Pictures stance on this issue seems clear.
Besides the reveal, the commercial also offers a seemingly chronological sequence of events. If that’s the case, I can see how the film will run nearly three hours. At the same time, I wouldn’t mind spending three hours in the Blade Runner world.
As I’ve said before, Blade Runner is the most fascinating movie I don’t actually like. I don’t think its enjoyable, but its implications, production history, and ties to Philip K. Dick make it the perfect sci-fi film for endless contemplation. And it seems 2049 will be as equally fascinating. But will it also be as unenjoyable as its predecessor? I’ll let you know on Friday.
Blade Runner 2049 opens October 6th.
(h/t: Heroic Hollywood)