Watch this short film that takes place before Blade Runner 2049

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Until now, we've only seen bits and pieces of Jared Leto's character.

It begins with Wallace sitting in front of a group of authorities with one of the new Replicants he has developed. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The officials express great concern over the violence and chaos perpetrated by Tyrell-created replicants during and after the original Blade Runner, including the catastrophic "Blackout" of 2022 that severely damaged the global infrastructure.

At Comic-Con this summer, Warner Bros. unveiled a teaser that offered a bullet point rundown of the events that have occurred in the Blade Runner timeline since Ridley Scott's original movie.

I am glad that the writer and producers of Blade Runner 2049 thought of the events at the end of Blade Runner, namely all of the murders by Replicants in a few days time (including a world-famous inventor), and placed the ramifications of those events in Blade Runner 2049 via this prequel short film. We learn that some sort of food shortage crisis resulted in mass starvation, and Wallace holds patents to the technology which helped cease said crisis.

2030: Replicant prohibition is repealed.

But there is one tiny problem.

Replicant prohibition is still in full effect when Niander Wallace (of Wallace Corp., presumably) introduces the Nexus 9. Nexus Dawn, a new short film directed by Ridley Scott's son Luke Scott, answers at least part of that question.

The film also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos and Jared Leto. Wallace looked in trailers to be just as powerful and impactful on 2049-era Los Angeles as the Tyrell Corp. was in 2019 in the original Blade Runner, raising questions of how his character rose to prominence.

Blade Runner 20149 is set to hit cinemas on October 6, despite originally being slated for a later release.

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