Blade Runner 2 Wants To Add A Walking Dead Star In A Key Role

Sci-fi movies are definitely one of the most profitable and universally exciting genres on the scene. And while we all love a good robot, post-apocalyptic world, or super hero, some movie truly become icons and cement themselves in the history of cinema. One of these sic-fi movies is 1982's classic Blade Runner, which would eventually be selected for preservation at the National Film Registry. Because of the film's impact and quality, many fans were thrilled to find out that it would finally be receiving a sequel in 2017. Much of the still untitled Blade Runner sequel is still a mystery, but they've been slowly assembling a stellar cast to join the iconic dystopian story.

The latest to join the cast is none other than Lennie James, who plays the captivatingly conflicted Morgan Jones in AMC's The Walking Dead. Variety has just reported that Lennie James will be appearing in the long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner in an unspecified role.

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Lennie James should be a familiar face to a variety of TV watchers. He is currently a starring member of The Walking Dead, having quite the unique tenure throughout the drama's run. After appearing in the very first episode, James would disappear for seasons at a time before making a return with yet another outstanding performance. This finally ended in Season 6, where his character Morgan officially joined the main group, much to the joy of long-time audiences. James also known for his role as Robert Hawkins in _Jericho. _

Lennie James is just the latest in a long line of impressive actors to join the Blade Runner sequel. In addition to Harrison Ford return to reprise the role of Rick Deckard, the cast will also star everyone's favorite good guy Ryan Gosling, House of Cards' Robin Wright, and even Drax the Destroyer himself Dave Bautista. With Wright joining the DCEU in Wonder Woman and Bautista widely known for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, there are some serious action stars associated with the upcoming sequel.

Blade Runner is a futuristic (although now it's setting is only a few years away from ours) sci-fi movie set in a dystopian Los Angeles where the world is filled with both humans and genetically engineered replicants. Blade Runners hunt and destroy said replicants, and awesomeness ensues. Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard is one of the Runners and finds himself conflicted with one of his final missions.

It should be interesting how well Blade Runner's untitled sequel builds upon such a beloved movie. But with such an all-star cast attached to the project, things are certainly shaping up well.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.