I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Blade Runner 2049 is going to be an awesome movie and if you’re not excited for it you’re either stupid or don’t enjoy good sci-fi movies. Where the first short film was about introducing Jared Leto’s character and hinting at how he thinks and is able to get so much control on the world by the time the movie comes out – this one shows us Dave Bautista’s character. I haven’t been diving in too deep in behind the scenes info for this since I’m hoping to enjoy it as a fan
I think it’s pretty obvious that Bautista’s character is some kind of replicant who is trying to live off the grid until things go south. This is set much closer to the film’s setting (2048 vs the movie’s 2049) so it’s unclear if replicants are still being outlawed or if there are some approved ones. I’m going to take a shot in the dark here and assume the actions from this short film are why he seems to be living apart from society in the trailer for the movie.
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