Untitled Blade Runner 2049 sequel (TBA)

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I loved 2049 and I think this franchise (guess we can call it that now lol) is so rich in it's ideas and visually immensely pleasing that I would love to see another sequel.

However, like I said before, I think it's more interesting to wait quite some years with another sequel. Preferably not as long as with the first film and 2049 though lol. I much adore the fact that sci-fi is a futuristic (often very bleak) vision of todays world. Just like 2049 is of the time we are living in now and Blade Runner was of 1982.

I just think it'd be most interesting to make this sequel at least some ten years from now, at the earliest.

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m4st4 wrote:I want to be Miller's little bitch after seeing that gif.

Lelek, the movie bombed only in US, that's a fact. It did MORE THAN solid numbers in the rest of the world and I'm sure DVD/blu-ray will help some too. That being said, it wasn't enough obviously, it should've done better. Still did better than the original, I think. But that's understandable.
For a movie that cost them at least 200 million (with marketing) I think you have a wrong definition of "more than solid". It still did terrible. Better than the US, but still TERRIBLE. The movie lost about 100 million dollars. How does that qualify as "more than solid" internationally? Wolf Warrior 2 did amazing internationally :P This bombed both in the states and internationally. The fact is, if the movie made as much in the US, as it did internationally, it would have still lost money. So no, it didn't do "more than solid". It still bombed.

Be realistic (we are Nolan fans after all), a sequel is not going to happen.

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I'm realistic about the possibilities of a sequel (not happening any time soon). I'm also realistic about its international numbers vs. domestic. See antovolk's post, although I believe he was being more optimistic about Alcon, I'm of the opinion that they're losers in this game even after home video, but only if you see this from a business perspective only. Much like Showtime with Twin Peaks S03, they should be proud of their achievement and continue onwards with bold projects. Well, maybe something safer first but you know what I mean.

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The studios that invested in the movie and that haven't lost their money due to contractual machinations won't look at BR2049 as a success either and WB won't give money for a sequel. It's just not a viable property. No matter who took the dive, the movie lost money. Nobody will be investing in it anything more.

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The point... was... that it wasn’t a BOMB in US AND across the sea. I don’t know why you continue telling me that the sky is blue. :judge:

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LelekPL wrote:The studios that invested in the movie and that haven't lost their money due to contractual machinations won't look at BR2049 as a success either and WB won't give money for a sequel. It's just not a viable property. No matter who took the dive, the movie lost money. Nobody will be investing in it anything more.
It's. Not. WB. Who. People. Have. To. Convince.

It's Alcon who finance it. WB will distribute whatever Alcon has cooked up in the US because they have a pre-existing output deal. Like m4 said, it's a Twin Peaks scenario of 'sure, we may lose money, but while making something artistically worthwhile', and the Alcon guys have been saying as much during the press tour. (they let this be 2h42 dammit!) The only other question is whether Sony will contribute to the budget in exchange for overseas distrbution like they did on 2049 - will Rothman share that same enthusiasm. The fact that Sony made its money back and will turn a profit for themselves with the home release sales if they haven't already done so helps...

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antovolk wrote:
LelekPL wrote:The studios that invested in the movie and that haven't lost their money due to contractual machinations won't look at BR2049 as a success either and WB won't give money for a sequel. It's just not a viable property. No matter who took the dive, the movie lost money. Nobody will be investing in it anything more.
It's. Not. WB. Who. People. Have. To. Convince.

It's Alcon who finance it. WB will distribute whatever Alcon has cooked up in the US because they have a pre-existing output deal. Like m4 said, it's a Twin Peaks scenario of 'sure, we may lose money, but while making something artistically worthwhile', and the Alcon guys have been saying as much during the press tour. (they let this be 2h42 dammit!) The only other question is whether Sony will contribute to the budget in exchange for overseas distrbution like they did on 2049 - will Rothman share that same enthusiasm. The fact that Sony made its money back and will turn a profit for themselves with the home release sales if they haven't already done so helps...
This makes me optimistic

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Would anyone really doubt Ridley as director if the script is on par with 2049? Ridley's issue is always the script. His visuals would lend perfectly, and he was the original master. Just look at George Miller -- did anyone honestly expect Fury Road following such hits as Babe and Happy Feet?

I'd be in for another sequel, although I'd want it to distant itself from 2049 and the original. Ridley would be the ideal choice to direct if the script is perfect, but failing that I could see Denis, Miller, or Nolan stepping up, assuming Dune goes well. Give it five years or so.

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I don't think Villeneuve would rule out another sequel, although that has to be after Dune, Cleopatra and Bond lol

Honestly though, the first one is so Scott and 2049 is pure Villeneuve, I'd be more interested in someone else directing the third film. Preferably Nolan but he probably won't do it.

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Get another up-and-coming director with a vision. Villenueve saw how 2049 was a singular wonder that could co-exist with the original, but I feel he has used up all that could offer in allowing the world of Blade Runner to evolve. I fear that if Scott returned, he would get caught up his own ass in trying to make it all whole rather than 3 respectively seperate stories. Remember, he had a hand in the script-writing for 2049.

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