Note: consider yourselves spoiler-warned.
According to a new post over at The Terminator Fans, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 will resurrect a character from Ridley Scott's 1982 original via CGI. A Replicant, to be precise.
Here's what they're saying:
We can now reveal that a source close to the production of Blade Runner 2049 has informed us that the power of CGI will bring a Replicant character from the cult 1982 film back for the theatrical Blade Runner sequel...
The digital CG Replicant character’s appearance in the movie will be at least 10 shots of film or more, so it won’t be a blink of the eye cameo.
So, here's the thing: over the past few weeks, I've had a number of interesting Blade Runner 2049 plot details fall into my lap (see also: this post), and I can tell you that this rumor strikes me as particularly believable. Based on my understanding of the film, there'd absolutely be room for one of our ol' Replicant pals to show up and do their thing. Hell, I even think I know which Replicant it might be ... but that'd be putting us in heavy spoiler territory.
Which brings me to my next point: Blade Runner 2049 spoilers are more-or-less contained for the time being, but I suspect that dam's gonna burst sooner or later. When it does, my advice is to watch out: one particular spoiler's been making the rounds as the "hook" of the film, but now seems like it might actually be a major third-act reveal. Don't go casually chasing Blade Runner 2049 spoilers, is what I'm getting at - you may end up getting more than you bargained for.
Stay tuned for more on Blade Runner 2049 as it becomes available. You could read this post, for instance.