The story is still being kept under wraps at this point, with the only detail being given out is that the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the 1982 original film directed by Ridley Scott.
I’m so excited to be able to share this news! Thank you for your support in everything I do. It’s humbling. pic.twitter.com/1hlRfdLF6v
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 4, 2016
Honestly I’m happy for Dave to land himself another role in another big studio project (after Guardians of the Galaxy and Spectre) and you’ll instantly be thinking that he’ll be playing a replicant as soon as this was announced. Dave Bautista will be joining a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and most recently Robin Wright, with the film being directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Blade Runner 2 is scheduled for cinematic release on the 12th January 2018.