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BLADE RUNNER 2049 Posters Run Hot and Cold

BLADE RUNNER 2049 Posters Run Hot and Cold

It may be Star Wars Day in some parts of the galaxy, but there’s still room for another sci-fi adventure to grabbing our attention this afternoon–this one filled with replicants and runners. Blade Runner 2049 is scheduled for release in October, a full 35 years since the first groundbreaking film. Given all we’ve seen thus far in the teaser trailer and set photos, it looks like Denis Villeneuve‘s movie is going to perfectly replicate (ha!) Ridley Scott‘s vision of Cyberpunk Los Angeles. But there’s also going to be some new locations, as are teased in a pair of posters shared via the movie’s Twitter.

First up we have a poster showing us Harrison Ford‘s Rick Deckard in a barren Mad Max: Fury Road-esque wasteland with a decidedly burnt sienna hue. As we’ve already seen from some of the promo material, Deckard has been in hiding since absconding with Rachael (Sean Young) at the end of the first flick. Ryan Gosling‘s Officer K heads out to track him down, though we know not why as of yet.

In contrast to the Ford poster, the Gosling poster feels like it might as well take place on the Polar Ice Caps. Officer K is all bundled up (as much as he can be without messing up his hair or obscuring his face) in front of his cool-ass future car, but it looks like he’s in the middle of a whiteout storm. Not Los Angeles, surely.

I love that we still have next to no idea what the plot of Blade Runner 2049 is, but I expect that will change following a Facebook Live Q&A and trailer premiere on Monday, May 8. Still, for now at least, we can just ponder why the drastically different climates in the film’s locales.

What do you think of these posters? What will the movie even be about, besides looking gorgeous? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Images: Warner Bros

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist and a big ol’ sci-fi geek. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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