Does the World Need a Blade Runner 2?

Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott; a modified telling of Phillip K. Dick’s, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”  On the outside, Blade Runner tells the story of an ex-police officer who must track down “replicants” or bioengineered beings.  However, deeper than that is a plot about how far is too far to take technology, and where does humanity begin.  This culminates in the question that has been debated for ages, “Is Deckard a human, or a replicant?”  This question, and the movie surrounding it has survived for over 30 years, to be lauded as one of the Top 10 Best Sci-Fi movies of all time, and one of the 100 Best movies of all time, by numerous sources.  But why stop there?

Warner Bros. has set a Jan. 12, 2018, release in North America for Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner.” Denis Villeneuve is directing, Variety.com said.

“The story, written by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green and based on a story by Fancher and Scott, continues several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. It’s been confirmed that Harrison Ford will be back to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the movie – making it the third major character from his career that he’s resurrected (following Indiana Jones and Han Solo). There have also been reports about Ryan Gosling joining the cast of the sci-fi drama, though that has not been entirely confirmed.

 

We discuss “Blade Runner 2” further, and more on the “Geek Versus Week” podcast.  

Do you think there should be a sequel to Blade Runner? Let us know in the comments below!

Tony P. Henderson

Tony P. Henderson is a well traveled army brat who loves comedy and geek culture. After a stint in Los Angeles testing video games, performing comedy, and background acting Tony moved back to Georgia and hasn’t missed a Dragon Con since.

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