Dave Bautista has already starred in Guardians of the Galaxy and a James Bond movie, but the wrestler isn’t done building his franchise resume. On Friday, he teased a role in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel.
Bautista took to Facebook, where he posted a picture of himself holding a paper unicorn, an obvious reference to Blade Runner. “I can’t wait to share some exciting news,” was all he wrote.
Earlier this week, there was one confirmed casting for the film. House of Cards star Robin Wright is in final talks for a part in the film, Variety reported on March 31.
Technically untitled, Blade Runner 2 will be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario). Harrison Ford is back to play Deckard and will be joined by Ryan Gosling. Original Blade Runner collaborators Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher hatched the story and the script was written by Fancher with Michael Green. It’s not clear what role Wright will have.
Alcon Entertainment is producing and Warner Bros. will be releasing it domestically on Jan. 12, 2018. That’s 36 years after the original, based on Philip K. Dick’s story Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, was released.
image: Dave Bautista’s Facebook page