Thursday 17 August 2017

Blade Runner fans torn over film sequel as action-packed second trailer unveiled

While viewers are excited for the full-length movie, some feel the long teaser reveals a little too much.

Harrison Ford (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Harrison Ford (Anthony Devlin/PA)

By Francesca Gosling

Blade Runner fans are showing divided opinions after a second action-packed trailer for the upcoming sequel was released, boasting a cast including Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto and Robin Wright.

The two-and-a-half minute clip for Blade Runner 2049 was unveiled by Warner Brothers on Monday, ahead of the film’s official opening in October.

Set 30 years after – and marking 35 years since – Ridley Scott’s original 1982 film, Ford reprises his role as LAPD blade runner Rick Deckard who went missing.

La La Land star Gosling stands in as new runner Officer K, who discovers a secret that could plunge what’s left of society into chaos, sending him on a quest to find Deckard.

But some say the long trailer has already revealed too much of the upcoming sequel.

Others, meanwhile, are already on the edge of their seats for the full-length movie, with some describing it as promising to be “better than the original”.

Guardians Of The Galaxy star Dave Bautista, best known by his fans as a WWE wrestler, tweeted the trailer and wrote he was “proud to be a part of” the sequel.

His followers replied: “Looking good! Congrats on being part of such a great ensemble!” and “Happy to see you’re getting into bigger pictures!”

Ford, 75, said during a live Facebook Q&A marking the release of the first trailer in May: “It is interesting to develop a character after a period of time… And it was an interesting experience, a very gratifying experience.”

Press Association

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