In a new interview with Screen Daily, Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve has confirmed that the film will be not be rated PG, nor even PG-13.
According to Villeneuve:
"My producers are finding it fun to remind me that it will be one of the most expensive R-rated independent feature films ever made."
It should go without saying that an increased amount of graphic violence, F-bombs and/or androids hanging dong will not necessarily guarantee a better Blade Runner sequel. It is nice to know that Villeneuve is working with those options, however, and that there's no mandate in place to keep things tween friendly.
Elsewhere in the same interview, Villeneuve also lets slip that there may be even more Blade Runner in our future, should all go according to plan on 2049:
"I’m doomed, I love sci-fi. I have two more ideas now that I would love to do. (And) Blade Runner could go on… we’ll see how this one goes.”
We'll know how to feel about Blade Runner going on once we've all had a look at Blade Runner 2049 (October 6th, as you well know). Until then, let's just be grateful that this one looks so damn good, and that there's absolutely no reason androids can't hang dong in it.