Edward James Olmos to Return as Gaff for 'Blade Runner 2049'

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 11:01AM
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 11:01AM
Edward James Olmos to Return as Gaff for 'Blade Runner 2049'
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With Blade Runner 2049 drawing closer to its October 6th release date, new revelations about the movie are beginning to trickle out. We already knew that Harrison Ford would reprise his role as Rick Deckard, but that brought up the question of whether other key characters, such as Sean Young's Rachael or Rutger Hauer's Roy Batty, would return for the sequel, too.

Despite having vehemently denied any involvement with Blade Runner 2049, Edward James Olmos has now announced that he will return as Gaff, Deckard's reluctant, origami-folding partner. He explained that his previous silence on the matter was the result of a non-disclosure agreement that meant he had to lie to interviewers about his presence in the film. Now, in an interview with TheTRENDTalk, Olmos has revealed that he will indeed be reprising his role from the original movie, albeit in a smaller capacity.



In addition to playing Gaff in the original movie, Olmos also helped to develop the movie's fictional "cityspeak" language by blending together various snippets of dialogue from disparate languages. As most of us probably know, the original Blade Runner tells the story of a dystopian future in which synthetic humanoids, known as replicants, are hunted down by government agents called Blade Runners. It's expected that the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, will tell a similar story, carrying on thirty years after the original movie's deliberately ambiguous ending.
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