New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Has Ryan Gosling Fighting to Save Humanity

The idea of Blade Runner 2049 is probably one that many first thought was unnecessary and just downright foolish to attempt. The sequel is having to follow in the footsteps of one of the most renowned science-fiction movies of all time – and it’s coming decades after the fact. But the stunning the new trailer released by 20th Century Fox will probably make all the skeptics out there think otherwise.

2049‘s first trailer wowed us with its beautiful visuals and thrilling action, while also adding a few nice nods to the original. One way 2049 is succeeding is that the film is clearly aware of what’s come before it, but there’s also the mystery in what novel aspects the team is bringing to it. That’s especially true for director Denis Villeneuve, who manages to create both smart and thrilling movies like Prisoners, Sicario, and last year’s Arrival. He has shown his confidence across multiple genres, so 2049 really is a perfect fit for him.

Combing the talents of a Villeneuve with an A-list cast including Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, and original Blade Runner star Harrison Ford, it’s hard to see how this one could turn out anything but phenomenal. The film is looking better and better by the day, and it will surely be around come Oscar-season. So get excited.

There’s a lot to admire in the new footage. It features more gorgeous shots of the dark noir city, and a few intriguing hints at Gosling’s backstory and mission. It’s hard to say at this point how it will all fit together, but this new trailer should convince you of 2049‘s potential to become one of the best films of the year. Take a look at the new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 below the beautiful poster.

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Blade Runner 2049 hits U.S. theaters on October 6th, 2017.

Source: 20th Century Fox

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Warner Bros. Eyes The Shallows Director To Helm Suicide Squad 2

It seems like Warner Bros. may finally be getting Suicide Squad 2 up and running. Despite the poor critical reception of the first film, it still managed to bring in $745.6 million worldwide. Suicide Squad featured a collection of iconic DC characters like Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and The Joker (Jared Leto). The film opened up doors for a number of new spinoffs, sequels and prequels – with the most obvious one being Suicide Squad 2. And after a long period of mystery, the studio may have finally found the film’s director.

Suicide Squad was helmed by End of Watch and Fury director David Ayer. It appeared for a while that Ayer may come back to also direct the Suicide Squad sequel, but those plans have since fallen through. Ayer will instead be tackling the upcoming DC spinoff, Gotham City Sirens, which will also feature Harley Quinn. Other recent directors in question to helm Suicide Squad 2 include Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). But apparently there’s a new big name in the running.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is eyeing The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra to helm Suicide Squad 2. He is reportedly their top choice to direct – so it’s very possible a decision could soon be made.

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Collet-Serra would definitely be an interesting choice for the sequel. Aside from the aforementioned shark thriller The Shallows, the director has plenty of other interesting credits to his name. His works include the horror film Orphan, as well as a couple action movies like Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night. The filmmaker clearly has some experience, which is surely one of reasons why Warner Bros. is considering him.

What remains to be seen, however, is if the studio actually goes through with these plans. Not only that, there’s still plenty of other unknowns about Suicide Squad 2. Leto previously expressed discontent after many of his Joker scenes were cut from Suicide Squad, so his future (and possibly others) in the DCEU are still up in the air. Hopefully Warner Bros. will learn from what they did right with Wonder Woman, and apply that to some of the projects that still remain in unsure waters.

Suicide Squad 2 is currently without a release date, but we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Source: Deadline