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BLADE RUNNER 2 (2018): Dave Bautista Cast In Supporting Role

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Dave Bautista joins the cast of Blade Runner 2. The Guardians of the Galaxy and Spectre actor will play an important supporting role in the science fiction sequel.

A former mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, Bautista is now widely recognized for his Marvel role as Drax the Destroyer, whom he is scheduled to reprise in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. It is unknown what character he will be playing in Blade Runner 2, but it is confirmed that it will be a fairly significant role. He will be acting opposite Harrison Ford, who played protagonist Rick Deckard in the original 1982 film, and newcomers Ryan Gosling and Robin Wright.

While the first Blade Runner was directed by Ridley Scott, the new movie will be helmed by Denis Villeneuve, who previously worked on Sicario and Prisoners:

Blade Runner 2 (which has still not announced its official title) is set several decades after the 1982 original. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. Story details have not been revealed.

Alcon Entertainment acquired the Blade Runner 2, television and ancillary franchise rights to the franchise in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.

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Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former UCLARadio.com disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for HonorSociety.org to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

When I'm not working towards my certificate in Radio and Television/Video Production at Fullerton College, I enjoy reading (horror, science fiction, and historical/political nonfiction are particular favorites), participating in my school's TV and theatre clubs, attending movie screenings, plays, concerts, and other events, and trying to come up with pithy things to say on social media. Believe it or not, there are occasions where I find time to write for my own leisure.

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