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SDCC 2017: New plot details and scene breakdown for Blade Runner 2049

July 22nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

While we’re all excited for Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League and The Last Jedi, it’s easy to forget that another massive movie is coming towards the end of this year: Blade Runner 2049.

And it seems that some cool details have been spilled at the movie’s panel at SDCC.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

The question of Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard being a Replicant is still alive and well, it seems. Director Denis Villeneuve wants to stay quiet about it, original movie director Ridley Scott believed Deckard IS a Replicant and Ford?

Well, the legend has revealed that the new movie script helped him come to terms with his character’s history: “we had a really good script…it deepened the understanding of my character. It doesn’t matter what I think,” he admitted.

As for the plot? Well, it seems the world has changed since the first movie:

Apparently longer-living Replicants get introduced in the 2020, including one played by Dave Bautista. A massive electric magnetic pulse destroys technology, resulting in Replicants being outlawed, but not before Jared Leto’s character uses genetic modification to solve world hunger. Affluent humans move off-world, Earth reaches its capacity, and a class structure separates the poorest humans from the better-off Replicants.

It really seems like the world, shockingly, is even worse off than when last we saw it.

As for Villeneuve directing, given his past work, including the awesome Arrival, he had a pure reason for getting involved: “I didn’t want someone else to f#@k this up.”

Fair enough.


The whole affair was rounded off with a clip from the movie.

Here’s a breakdown:

A clip was later shown of Ryan Gosling walking down a hallway lined with tanks of Westworld-ish generic human bodies. He’s guided by a female Replicant, who takes him into a room where memories are stored in crystal balls. She puts one in a computer, and it’s a closeup of Rachel (Sean Young)’s eye as she’s being tested by Deckard in the first movie. Gosling immediately notices Rachel’s attraction to Deckard given that her questions were trying to provoke him. The new Replicant says personal questions are invigorating, because it makes Replicants feel desire. She follows that with a pointed, “Do you enjoy your work, Officer?” He doesn’t rise to it, merely replying, “Please thank Mr. Wallace for his time.”

So there you have it… we can’t wait to get back into the world of Blade Runner. Can you?

Source: Nerdist

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….