We still won’t actually believe this is happening until we’re sat in the cinema and the credits start rolling, but it looks like the Blade Runner sequel is continuing to take shape. With Harrison Ford confirmed to be returning and Ryan Gosling already cast, yet another name has been added in the form of Robin Wright. There’s absolutely no word yet on who she’s playing (or who any of them are playing, or what the film’s even about, for that matter), but hopefully we’ll hear more in due course.
In the meantime, we can celebrate the career renaissance that Wright is deservedly the recipient of. Previously best known for the likes of Forrest Gump and The Princess Bride, Wright gained a whole new audience as the Lady Macbeth-esque Claire Underwood in Netflix’s political drama House Of Cards, which she has followed up with a number of memorable roles, particularly Ari Folman’s hugely underrated The Congress. Of course, those of you who have been following the news this week will also recall that she will be showing up in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie as General Antiope, which she was seen looking especially formidable in the first official still from it.
As previously mentioned, she joins co-stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling on the film. Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners, Enemy, Incendies) is directing, working on a script from original director Ridley Scott, Hampton Fancher (who also worked on the original) and Michael Green (who is also working alongside Scott on the upcoming Alien: Covenant). Whatever happens, with this kind of cast and crew behind it, it has every chance of being a success. Maybe this is wishful thinking, but in any case we wish it luck.
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