Ford Torch Passing II: Blade Runner 2049

The full trailer for Blade Runner 2049 is here, and Harrison Ford is back on deck for torch passing duty.

How does it feel to have lives so long and have such a successful career in a Hollywood that is out of ideas that you spend your final years showing up in sequels set 30 years in the future to wander around passing torches to the next generation?

It’s a job, and somebody’s gotta do it. In this case, that somebody seems to usually be Harrison Ford. Let’s watch him pass another torch, this time to Ryan Gosling in the new Blade Runner sequel.

Here’s the official synopsis, which does not actually mention any of this torch passing that clearly occurring in the trailer.

Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.

Now, we don’t *really* know if Deckard is a replicant or not–though most people who saw the first movie assume that he is–it sort of depends which version of the movie you saw. But that discovery is supposedly why he ran.

We also assume the movie will go with this version of events–that Deckard is a replicant, living out his life someplace far in the world of orange. This might even suggest that Disney’s own officer K might also be a replicant. otherwise, why would he be off looking for Deckard, just to ask him some questions?

What we can be sure of:  Jared Leto is probably going to be a horrific human being in this, since that’s what his is most of the time anyway.

Blade Runner 2049 is set to arrive in theaters on October 6th, 2017. What torch with Ford pass next?

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