The Walking Dead‘s Lennie James has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner sequel in an as yet unannounced role. Featuring the return of Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, the long-awaited sequel is set decades after we last saw Deckard and Rachael. What role might James play?
James could be a new Replicant, a Blade Runner, or perhaps he’s the one who figured out how to expand the life span past the usual four years. James would excel in any of those roles. Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, and Barkhad Abdi are also in the cast. That is a lot of acting talent. One would have to put money on Bautista playing a Replicant.
Production should begin soon considering the October 6th, 2017 premiere date for Blade Runner 2.