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WATCH: Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe brings us Blackout 2022, the third Blade Runner 2049 prequel short

September 29th, 2017 by Marc Comments

What would happen if Cowboy Bebop smashed into the world of Blade Runner?

Well now we know as Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe brings us the third Blade Runner 2049 prequel short (see the other two here and here) that follows two Replicants on a mission to black out LA twelve years after the first movie.

Once again the events in this short will explain some of the world we see in Blade Runner 2049 which is less than two weeks from release.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022
In 2022, an EMP detonation has caused a global blackout that has massive, destructive implications all over the world.  Directed by Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo’s Shinichiro Watanabe, Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is a new and highly-anticipated animated short which serves as a prologue for the upcoming feature film Blade Runner 2049.

Because the clip can’t be embedded you can click the image below to watch it.

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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….