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Blade Runner sequel officially called Blade Runner 2049

Don’t expect many details soon

Warner Bros.

Dennis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel is one year from being released and, to mark the occasion, Warner Bros. and Alcorn Entertainment have released the official title for the film: Blade Runner 2049.

Warner Bros. issued a press release today about the title, and although the studio didn’t specify why that number was chosen, it’s safe to assume that’s the year the film takes place. The original Blade Runner was based in 2019, making the events of the sequel occur 30 years after what happened in the original.

The studio also explicitly confirmed that it wasn’t ready to share any details on story — or anything else — at this time. Blade Runner 2049’s production has been laced with secrecy, with not much known about it other than Harrison Ford returning to reprise his role as bounty hunter Rick Deckard. Ryan Gosling will star alongside Ford.

Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters Oct. 6, 2017.

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