The actor also talks working with Harrison Ford
Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking sci-fi film Blade Runner presented a vision of the future as a dank, crowded, chaotic dystopia where life is cheap and humanity is fleeting. Three and a half decades later, Blade Runner 2049 is poised to go further.
EW got the lowdown on the long-awaited sequel from star Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon on Monday, and he teased that 2049 will take the ideas of the original in some dire new directions.
“It’s a continuation of the story, so if you’re a fan of the original film, it takes the original story and sort of follows that through,” Gosling said. “It’s the same iconic universe, but it’s changed over the course of the 30-year gap. It’s a lot more bleak in some ways. The director [Denis Villeneuve] describes it as toxic. But it’s still the Blade Runner universe.”
Gosling also praised costar Harrison Ford, who is reprising one of his signature roles as the world-weary cop Rick Deckard.
“He came in and rolled up his sleeves and he just got to work,” Gosling said of Ford. “He was such a great partner to all of us, and such a great actor and a great guy.”
Blade Runner 2049 opens Oct. 6.
— With reporting from Chris Rackliffe.