Following his social media posting that suggested it over the weekend, Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) has now officially signed on to joining the cast of the upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel at 20th Century Fox.
Denis Villenueve (“Sicario,” “Prisoners”) helms the new film from a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Ridley Scott is producing the project which picks up several decades after the conclusion of his 1982 original.
Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright also star in the film, and there’s no word as yet regarding details of Bautista’s character. Shooting is set to begin in July ahead of a January 2018 release.
Source: The Wrap