Blade Runner 2049 TV Spot Hints at Villain's Plot


We knew that Jared Leto is up to no good in Blade Runner 2049, but now we know some of the details. This new one does not, so proceed with caution.

To whet our appetite for the hotly anticipated Blade Runner sequel, an worldwide trailer (it's being touted as a TV spot, but clocking-in at almost two-minutes, let's call it a trailer) has dropped.

And perhaps even more importantly, the vague, world-ending threat that's been alluded to might involve the replicant army he's apparently amassing.

In this new worldwide spot, we once again hear from Leto's soft-spoken, creepy Niander Wallace about how "humanity can not survive" and "replicants are the future of the species".

Later, after Officer K has tracked down Rickard, it seems Gosling and Ford team up for a bit of buddy-cop adventuring - with what looks like some very serious people (or replicants) coming after them.

The latest global spot shines a light on Niander Wallace, the villain played by Jared Leto.

Set 30 years on from the original film, Blade Runner 2049 tacks onto the story of Los Angeles Police Department Officer K, a new character who uncovers a hidden secret that has the ability to send society into a state of mayhem. K tracks down Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard, while dodging knife jabs from Wallace's righthand woman.

The sequel to the masterpiece of Ridley Scott, directed by Denis Villeneuve, has first of all sought to reassure fans by unveiling the visuals and trailers full of an atmosphere of air in the right line of the cult film from 1982.

Blade Runner 2049 will open in New Zealand cinemas on October 5.