Blade Runner 2049 has officially been released in the U.S. and it’s on track to be a weekend box office smash. Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, and Edward James Olmos, the sequel has an all-star cast and is wowing audience members with the plot. Science-fiction fans are giving Blade Runner 2049 rave reviews and considering the movie is approximately two and a half hours long, that’s saying a great deal.
Audience members are not getting tired or bored, but are thrilled and want more. Blade Runner 2049 has already brought in approximately $44 million and the weekend has only begun.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners) Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel and follows the 1982 Blade Runner movie. Harrison Ford returns to his role as Rick Deckard as does Edward James Olmos who plays Gaff, and Sean Young who returns as Rachael. Ryan Gosling stars as “K” a young, blade runner who must find Rick Deckard though Deckard’s been missing for 30 years.
You may see two official trailers for Blade Runner 2049 below.
In addition to Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Jared Leto are getting a lot of praise for their performances.
Robin Wright is fresh off of Wonder Woman where she secretly stole plenty of scenes with fans demanding an Antiope origin story. She’ll appear in the upcoming Justice League and has several projects in the works. Robin Wright plays Lieutenant Joshi and is already getting critical praise for her role.
Next to earn early praise is Jared Leto. The Oscar winner plays Niander Wallace and like his other roles, he gave himself completely to the character, including filming his scenes virtually blind. Playing a replicant, Leto represents the evil future of humankind, and he plays the villainous character beautifully.
Audiences love Blade Runner 2049, and it’s on track to not only be a weekend hit but a blockbuster, far surpassing its estimated budget of $185 million.
Since Blade Runner 2049 is a hit with fans, and they are fully embracing the sequel, we feel that this is going to be a huge success both with audiences and financially.
Are you a fan of the Blade Runner franchise? Are you going to watch Blade Runner 2049?