To get everyone ready for Blade Runner 2049, Warner Bros. has produced three mini-prequels. They bridge the 12-year gap between 2049 and the original movie, beginning with a creepy scene starring Jared Leto.
The second prequel film just arrived, titled 2048: Nowhere To Run. It stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Drax) as a secret replicant—a classic Blade Runner theme. It’s an interesting look at what Bautista’s character will be like in the movie. As a professional wrestler-turned-actor, most of his film roles have been action-focused and aggressive, but his 2049 character seems much more vulnerable and low-key.
However, it’s not surprising to see him brutally kick some ass as well.
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Blade Runner 2049 comes out on Oct. 6, and we do actually recommend watching these short prequels. Like the tie-in materials for Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus and Alien Covenant, they provide useful background for the film’s seemingly extensive world building.