The cat’s out of the bag.
Thanks to our friends at Entertainment Weekly, we’ve received a whole batch of gorgeous photos from Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 for us to fawn over. While all of the images are beautiful in their own right, one, in particular, gets a little spoilery.
But before that, let’s break down the other images.
Our first photo features a very stylish Ryan Gosling leaning into a very bright room which apparently contains one of the gold pretentious people Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. No idea what the context is here, but it’s certainly Blade Runner af.
Gosling’s a little worse for wear in this second photo. The dude looks like he’s definitely seen some shit, with his face beaten to a pulp. There’s also some tatted rando watching him presumably open this door. While it remains to bee seen just who beat our poor lil’ Ryan up, I can say with confidence that the tatted dude has a terrible haircut.
This image features the always bad ass Robin Wright staring down Sylvia Hoeks whilst fighting over what looks to be some sort of computer chip. Wright’s costuming suggests, at least to me, that she may be involved with the Tyrell Corporation, but that is just speculation on my part.
Alright, here’s where we get into potential spoilers. I’ll give you one last chance to tap out from this article.
Still reading? Alright, let’s dig in.
As you may recall, the previous trailer featured a scene where a mysterious person effortlessly sprints through a concrete wall (timestamp here). Now, as I’m sure you’re well aware, humans can’t do that. At least, I’ve never seen one do so. This implies that the person bursting through the wall is more than likely a replicant. Well, this last photo seemingly reveals just who that person is:
Yup, it’s looking more and more likely that Gosling’s character is actually a replicant. While this is still technically unconfirmed, I’m convinced. With that being said, there’s always the chance that this is red herring, a picture released to intentionally distract or throw us off from the real plot. What do you guys think?
We’re still a ways off from Blade Runner 2049‘s October 6 release date, so we’ll have plenty of time to formulate more crackpot theories about the film. Let me know yours in the comments below.