New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Shows Jared Leto in His Creepy Villain Role (VIDEO)
Jared Leto has been known to take on some interesting roles in his acting career, and it would appear his character in the upcoming sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner is no exception. As the film’s antagonist, Leto will be assuming the identity of Niander Wallace, a driving force behind the comeback of Replicants. For those unfamiliar with the original movie, Replicants are bio-engineered androids that look identical to humans, which caused a bounty of issues.
Since the first film, Leto’s Wallace has taken control of the Tyrell Corporation. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because it was the company from the original movie that was producing the Replicants. With milky white eyes and a blue LED light sticking out of the side of his neck, it certainly adds to the creepiness of the villainous character. Check him out in the new international trailer below:
During the San Diego Comic-Con last month, Warner Bros. spoke of the events that took place between the first film and Blade Runner 2049. After the original movie, which took place in 2019, the Blackout is pinned on Replicants. This caused major power outages, food shortages, and a financial market meltdown.
In 2025, Leto’s Niander Wallace solves the food crisis and is likely seen as a generally good dude. He takes over the Tyrell Corporation in the 2030’s and develops a more obedient Replicant. Not so good. In the following decade, the Blade Runner unit of the LAPD is expanded to hunt and “retire” said Replicants. That brings us to Blade Runner 2049, where Ryan Gosling’s Officer K tracks down Rick Deckard(Harrison Ford) to help solve a case. Needless to say, things are going to be interesting. The upcoming sequel is set to hit theaters on October 6. Stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for more movie goodness, check out the following:
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What say you, film fans? Is Jared Leto going to crush it as the creepy villain Niander Wallace? Will Blade Runner 2049 be the proper sequel that fans deserve after all these years, or is it going to fall short? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.