Blade Runner 2049 could have a sequel, but it wasn’t designed that way – and that’s all thanks to the MCU. The film is, of course, a sequel in itself, coming 35 years after Ridley Scott’s original sci-fi classic and set three decades later. Ryan Gosling stars as K, a new-age replicant tasked with hunting down and retiring rogue older models. That is, until his mission is thrown off-course when he’s sent to investigate a brewing underground resistance and uncovers a world-changing secret.

His ensuing journey eventually unites him with original Blade Runner hero Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), leading to an expansive, high-stakes narrative full of twists and turns. Without spoiling too much, the ...

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