Going back to the future
American actor Ryan Gosling is super excited about his role in the upcoming sequel to the popular 1982 film Blade Runner. The La La Land actor was 12 when he first saw the film, ten years after it released, but still remembers everything about it. In Blade Runner 2049, Gosling plays the role of an LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) Officer. “I think I saw it when I was 12. It does feel like someone has given you a glimpse of the future. It also challenges your ideas of heroes and villains. And to answer your question of what it means to me, it was a lot for a twelve year old,” the 36-year-old told us in an email interview. Gosling hopes that the 35-year gap between the two instalments won’t affect the film’s performance on the box office. “I’m trying not to think in those terms. I hope people engage with it and like the work in it, be it Roger Deakins’s cinematography or Denis’s (Villeneuve) direction or Harrison’s (Ford, who reprises his role as Rick Deckard from the original) performance. I hope people just appreciate it on those levels. Hopefully, the fans [will] get the answers they’ve been looking for, and get to dive back into this cinematic universe that’s so rich that it’s been mined from for a lot of years,” says Gosling. Talking about his own reasons for taking up the sequel to the 1982 classic, “The idea was intriguing. A standalone film on its own but certainly as a fan it was a great extension of the original and helped answer some of the questions that I had, and raised some new,” he adds.
Ryan Gosling hopes that Blade Runner 2049 will provide fans with answers to questions they had from the original 1982 movie