It had been speculated for some time now but it appears it’s official, Dave Bautista is joining the cast of Blade Runner 2. Bautista joins Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright in the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi film. The film will be directed by Debus Villeneuve with Ridley Scott joining as producer. Blade Runner is based on Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Bautista took to Twitter to break the news, “I am proud, and privileged, and honored to announce that I am joining the cast of the new Blade Runner 2.”
I love his excitement over the casting decision and it’s pretty clear Bautista is grateful for the opportunity. Bautista previous won over audiences in 2014’s Guardians of The Galaxy as Drax.
I'm so excited to be able to share this news! Thank you for your support in everything I do. It's humbling. pic.twitter.com/1hlRfdLF6v
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 4, 2016