A film sequel to Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, was released in 2017. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Blade Runner in 2012, a short film was released, and in the lead up to the release of Blade Runner 2049, several more short films detailing events that occurred between 2019 and 2049 were released.
Is Blade Runner 2049 connected?
But now that the sequel Blade Runner 2049 is finally here, do you need to have seen the original film to enjoy the sequel? He is our guide as he encounters characters from the first film and learns about the events of the original story. So no, you dont absolutely have to watch Ridley Scotts 1982 original.
Is Blade Runner 2049 a direct sequel?
Blade Runner 2049 is a continuation of Blade Runner while also telling its own story. It takes place 30 years after the events of Blade Runner and follows K, a blade runner who is also a replicant questioning his own origins. Blade Runner 2049 has an open ending that leaves room for the universe to still be explored.
Has Blade Runner 2049 made a profit?
Blade Runner 2049 grossed $92.1 million in the United States and Canada, and $168.4 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $260.5 million, against a production budget between $150–185 million.