– by Nick Doll

Alien isn’t the only classic Ridley Scott sci-fi movie getting a sequel this year. Blade Runner 2049 comes out this October, sequel to the 1982 classic starring Harrison Ford. Old man Ford returns as Rick Deckard (so, not a Replicant, then?), with Ryan Gosling joining the franchise as a new blade runner. The cast also includes the return of Edward James Olmos as Gaff, as well as new notable cast-members Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, and Robin Wright. Unlike Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott is not back in the director’s chair, replaced by the very talented Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). 

We now not only have the first two official posters for the film, but also a tease for the official trailer that offers more footage in a quicker time-frame than the first teaser trailer for the film.

First, check out the new posters, courtesy of Blade Runner 2049 on Twitter:

The contrast between the posters and characters is pretty cool, from the color palette to the opposite sides of the poster each character occupies. The difference in costuming is also striking, with Ford wearing a simple T-Shirt, a seemingly questionable choice based on what we’ve seen people wear in the original Blade Runner. Gosling is much more in line with the original dress code.

Now, check out the “Trailer Tease” for a full trailer that lands in three days, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures:

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.

Aside from the T-Shirt, which I admit is a minor quibble, Blade Runner 2049 looks great so far! It is important to be a bit hesitant when dealing with a sequel that arrives decades after the original, but Villeneuve is a fantastic director, Ford is back, and if you’ve seen Drive, you know Ryan Gosling can do more than sing and dance. 

What do you think about the posters and trailer tease? Are you feeling hopeful for this sequel or does it look like the franchise nuked the fridge? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! 

Blade Runner 2049 comes out on October 6, 2017.

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SOURCE: Warner Brothers Pictures