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The Blade Runner sequel has finally been given a title

The film, set 30 years after the original, will now officially be known as ‘Blade Runner 2049’

We’re now, officially, just under a year away from that long-awaited Blade Runner sequel. We know that Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as Rick Deckard, and that he’ll be joined by Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Barkhad Abdi. We know that the film will be directed by Sicario’s Denis Villeneuve, and that it will be scored by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. We’ve also been fed a few hints on the opening scene and overall setting (apparently audiences should expect a climate change bent). 

Now, exactly a year before its release on October 6 2017, the team behind the film have decided to share a few extra details. On a new Twitter account set up yesterday, it was announced that the sequel will now be known as ‘Blade Runner 2049’ – meaning that it will, as suspected, be set exactly 30 years after the original.

Fans were also given a glimpse of the first behind the scenes image from the film, which revealed Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Denis Villeneuve and writer and producer Ridley Scott in deep conversation. They were joined by a bookshelf, a bowl, quality banter, a marble effect wall, and (what might be) two guns.

Potential plot clues? Examine the image below and dissect for yourself: