By Travis Johnson

The streets of future Los Angeles are getting really crowded these days, with news that Jared Leto is joining Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Blade Runner sequel. Leto joins a burgeoning cast, including Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas,  Dave Bautista, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James, David Dastmalchian, and Sylvia Hoeks.

There’s been little word as to what character Leto is playing – the entire production is on the down low, so that’s unsurprising. Andre Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcon Entertainment, the company co-producing the film with Columbia Pictures and Scott Free Productions, have said Leto’s role is a “…memorable, never before seen character.” You just know he’s going to be a replicant, though.

The as-yet-untitled film is set for release in October, 2017.



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