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BLADE RUNNER Sequel Casting News!

Comicbook.com reports that actress Robin Wright (“House of Cards”, “Wonder Woman”) is in “final talks” to join director Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2.” Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as ‘Blade Runner’ Rick Deckard from the 1982 original sci-fi classic directed by Ridley Scott, who will serve as producer on the sequel which will begin principal photography in July. Actor Ryan Gosling was the first new addition to the film when it was announced that Ford would return for the sequel.

Over the weekend, wrestler-turned actor Dave Bautista (“Spectre”) teased his involvement with “Blade Runner 2” on his official Twitter account. Bautista posted a picture of himself with an miniature origami much like the one Edward James Olmos’ character ‘Gaff’ would make from the first film.

It would be speculation that Robin Wright and Dave Bautista are up for roles of the antagonists known as replicants. Replicants are synthetic humanoid androids with artificial intelligence that are poised to integrate into human populations so they can assume a human identity instead of being hunted and destroyed by the future police force known as ‘Blade Runners.’