What does the Blade Runner 2049 trailer tell us?

The Blade Runner 2049 trailer was tacked on to Kong Skull  Island and there’s been a lot of talk recently about what this teaser is hinting at.  

Ryan Reynolds and Harrison Ford are both in the trailer and it’s pretty obvious from how it plays out that Reynolds is searching for the elder blade runner.  Reynolds plays Officer K, who might be a blade runner himself or a new breed of replicant police officers.  As he taps the piano later in the trailer, we are reminded of what that means.

The trailer is heavy on the noir and it shows a desolate landscape and manor house where Deckard is hiding  out.  Ridley Scott has said that this film is akin to The Grapes of Wrath, with its themes of economic hardship, hopelessness, and oppression.  Ford is the only one returning in this film, so it might be that Ford is living by himself, isolated and depressed, having lost everything.  

Here’s the published summary of the movie:

“Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.”

We can only speculate on what this generic summary really means, but I wonder why they’ve populated the cast with so many gorgeous ladies and supermodels like Ana de Armas.  Are they supposed to be replicants too, maybe hiding in plain sight?  Has the government been replacing people with replicants all this time??!  Call Lennie James!! We need a stereotypical crazy guy beat up these super beautiful robots.  No seriously, James is in this movie, but there’s been no word on who his character is.  I’ll keep my eye on the news.  Blade Runner 2049 opens in October.

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