Ryan Gosling will lead the new film, but original Blade Runner star Harrison Ford will also reprise his role as Rick Deckard, the titular blade runner. However, another original Blade Runner actor has spilled the beans on his own return.
Edward James Olmos, the actor who is today best known for playing William Adama on Battlestar Galactica and who has also appeared on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, had a memorable role in the original Blade Runner veteran blade runner Eduardo Gaff, who meets with an observes Deckard.
Despite Olmos’ best attempts to keep things quiet, rumors have spread that Gaff will be back in Blade Runner 2049. During an interview on TheTRENDTalk, Olmos finally gave up and confirmed that he will be in Blade Runner 2049.
“This is the first time that I am telling everybody, and I’m telling the world right now, that yes, I am going to be Gaff in Blade Runner 2049,” Olmos said.
Olmos then offered a few more details about Gaff's role in the sequel.
“It's not about Gaff, but it's about someone who is going to try to find out certain things about us who were back then,” Olmos explained. “They come to me. I’m retired”
He also explained that he had to lie about the role otherwise dodge questions due to an extensive agreement.
“I signed a seven-page non-disclosure contract with those people. My agent did, my manager did, I did, everybody did. So I couldn’t talk about it. I couldn’t talk to anybody about it.”
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In Blade Runner 2049, 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.
Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. The film stars Rick Deckard, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.
Blade Runner 2049 opens in theaters Oct 10, 2017.