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'Blade Runner 2049' Reportedly Bringing Back Original Replicant, Roy Batty To Face Ryan Gosling's Officer K, Rick Deckard

Update Date: Jan 05, 2017 09:15 PM EST
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Roy Batty could return to terrorize Officer K and Rick Deckard in "Blade Runner 2049"! (Photo : Movieclips/Youtube)

There might be another reason why fans are so excited about "Blade Runner 2049". The highly anticipated sequel could bring back one of the original replicants from the first film. Does this mean Roy Batty will be back to face Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard and Ryan Gosling's Officer K?

The return of Harrison Ford has already led to several speculations about what will happen in "Blade Runner 2049". So is it possible that Officer K is looking for Rick Deckard because of Roy Batty's resurrection? Will Ryan Gosling's young blade runner end up finding the original replicant and enlist Deckard's help to retire Roy?

The new details about "Blade Runner 2049" were revealed by Terminator Fans, where it was suggested that one of the original replicants will have a CGI appearance. Although the identity of the returning replicant was not confirmed, many speculate that the report is referring to Roy Batty, who had a memorable speech in the first film.

Although it would be an awesome thing to see Rutger Hauer's iconic character get brought back to life in "Blade Runner 2049", some also believe that the returning replicant is Sean Young's Rachael. After all, she was the only remaining replicant who was not killed in the first film. The sequel could reveal Rachael is still living with Rick Deckard, who has been hiding for the past 30 years.

It is important to point out that the new details about Roy Batty or any of the original replicants have not yet been confirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt. "Blade Runner 2049" is directed by Denis Villeneuve and also stars "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" actor Dave Bautista as well as Academy Award winner Jared Leto from "The Dallas Buyers Club". The film is scheduled for release on October 6.

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