When it comes to the world of Blade Runner, the mysteries have always been better than the solutions. Part of why a sequel like Blade Runner 2049 even exists is because the original film asked so many hard questions and gave so few concrete answers—and it’s a tradition that continues with the new film.
Blade Runner 2049 is already looking to answer some of the biggest mysteries about the world of the iconic movie (although maybe not Blade Runner’s most enduring mystery). But a new rumor swirling around the sequel about one potential returning star opens a whole new can of worms for 2049 to tackle.
It’s April 10, 2017, and you know what that means. Yes, it’s the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Mollwitz (everybody knows that), but it also happens to be Leon Kowalski’s birthday. Well, Leon’s inception day to be precise. Who’s Leon Kowalski? He’s a replicant from the classic 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner.
When talking about unannounced smartphones, everything is uncertain—including the name. And while it makes sequential sense that Motorola's rumored upcoming contribution to the Nexus line would be the Nexus 6, it will likely be called something else. Because the Nexus 6 already exists.
Back in March we reported the news that Alcon entertainment had purchased the rights to Blade Runner was readying either a sequel or a prequel. Now, Ridley Scott has signed on to direct and produce the next Blade Runner film. Wow.
Ridley Scott's Blade Runner has claimed inspiration from many sources, but these mid-1970s panels by legendary French illustrator Jean Giraud (pseudonym Moebius) from his collaboration with Dan O'Bannon for The Long-Tomorrow are particularly evocative of the final product. Scott's artistic talents also emerge in the…