Netflix is surprising us all with the addition of some great new shows and movies. It has been outdoing itself with such additions and Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s critically acclaimed 1982 movie Blade Runner, stands no different with the aim of making it to the list in March this year.
Here is everything we know about Blade Runner 2049 releasing on Netflix.
Blade Runner 2049 Plot
The 2hr 43 min movie directed by Denis Villeneuve is a sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner. The movie is about special police units formed called “Blade Runners” whose mission is to hunt down and take care of dangerous copycats.
Set 30 years after the events of the first film here, Ryan Gosling starring as K plays the role of a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department who unearths a long-buried secret (remains of a female replicant who died during a cesarean section) that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos.
Blade Runner 2049 Cast
The movie has many big names associated with it, including Ryan Gosling as K, Robin Wright as Lieutenant Joshi, Jared Leto as Niander Wallace, Ana de Armas as Joi, Sylvia Hoeks as Luv, Carla Juri as Dr. Ana Stelline, Mackenzie Davis as Mariette, Barkhad Abdi as Doc Badger, David Dastmalchian as Coco, Hiam Abbass as Freysa, Lennie James as Mister Cotton, Dave Bautista as Sapper Morton and many more. Harrison Ford will appear for some time.
The first movie starred Harrison Ford. While he does make an appearance in this movie too, the lead would be played by Ryan Gosling.
Awards won by Blade Runner 2049
The movie made a big name in the movies industry and received many awards. Namely,
- Academy Award for Best Cinematography
- Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
- BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects
- BAFTA Award for the best cinematography
- American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
- Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects
- National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
- ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards – Fantasy Film
- Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049 on Netflix Release Date
Blade Runner 2049 premiered in Los Angeles on October 3, 2017, and was released in the United States on October 6, 2017. This second neo-noir sci-fi movie in the popular franchise would be available for streaming on Netflix on March 26, 2022. For all the fans, the date might feel like ages away but don’t worry as you do have a lot of other movies and shows to watch on Netflix till then.
While you wait for Blade Runner 2049 to arrive on Netflix, you can definitely go and watch the first movie i.e, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, on Netflix.