Dave Bautista takes the lead in a brand new Blade Runner 2049 short that’s set a year before the events of the much-anticipated sequel. Director Denis Villeneuve introduces the film, which is the second of three planned shorts that will flesh out some of the new characters viewers will meet in the sequel.

The previous short – titled 2036: Nexus Dawn – focused on Jared Leto’s Niander Wallace, the blind villain of the story. The short filled in some of the gaps between the original and Blade Runner 2049, including the fact replicants had been outlawed by the government after the “blackout” of 2022. In Nexus Dawn, Wallace speaks with government officials in an attempt to ...

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