Dave Bautista Confirmed for Supporting Role in Blade Runner 2

Monday, 04 April 2016 - 1:27PM
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Monday, 04 April 2016 - 1:27PM
Dave Bautista Confirmed for Supporting Role in Blade Runner 2
A few days ago, Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista sent out a tantalizing tweet that alerted Blade Runner nerds to his possible casting in the sequel:



For those of you who don't know, the photo is a reference to the famous ending of the first Blade Runner film, in which protagonist Rick Deckard is left an origami unicorn in reference to a dream that may or may not indicate his Replicant status. Now, Warner Bros. has officially confirmed that the former pro wrestler has been cast in the film. There are no details as to his character yet, but according to the press release (via Slashfilm), he will be playing an "important supporting role."

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Dave Bautista will join Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright in an important supporting role in Alcon Entertainment's sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

The film is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details, as well as Bautista's character, are not being revealed.
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Dave Bautista is also currently working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as ultra-literal fan favorite Drax. The athlete has been building up several impressive acting credits, including a recent supporting role in the James Bond film Spectre and the upcoming reboot Kickboxer: Vengeance. 

Blade Runner 2 opens in theaters on January 12, 2018.
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