A sequel without some sort of appearance of the dapper detective seemed inconceivable, but until TheTRENDTalk sat down with Edward James Olmos recently, he had repeatedly stated that he was not involved with or going to be in Blade Runner 2049. Now he’s let the cat out of the bag and explained why he’s been denying his appearance. Guess what? It’s lawyer stuff.
The interview is below, but here’s what he had to say about Blade Runner 2049:
I signed a seven page non-disclosure contract. I did, my manager did, my agent did, everybody did. I couldn’t talk about it. I couldn’t talk about it to anybody about it. Guess what? This is the first time that I’m telling the whole world, that yes, I am going to be Gaff in Blade Runner 2049.
Olmos went on to talk a little bit about the size of his role and the impact of the scene he is in.
Well it’s not about Gaff, but it’s about someone who is going to try to find out certain things about us back then. My role is like it was in the original – that time I only had four scenes, in this I only have one. But again, it’s a poignant little scene.
You can skip to the Olmos interview at the 17-minute mark:
It’s is nice to know that Gaff will still be kicking around, making paper origami animals.