Final 12 months’s Blade Runner 2049 lastly transported us again to a neon noir Los Angeles and the world of replicants after 35 lengthy years. Denis Villeneuve’s movie was a essential darling and earned Roger Deakins his lengthy overdue Oscar, nevertheless it didn’t exactly set the field workplace on hearth. So though Ridley Scott is keen on continuing the franchise, we do not at the moment know what the longer term holds for Blade Runner on the large display. Thankfully we can’t have to attend one other 35 years for extra content material from this fascinating universe. Alcon Media Group and Titan Publishing are teaming as much as discover the Blade Runner universe in comics and graphic novels.

The co-publishing enterprise, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, will see the Blade Runner universe explored and expanded on, telling new tales we have by no means seen earlier than. The comics and graphic novels will dive deeper into the universe established by the movies with in-canon tales. The hope is to organically develop the world of the franchise, whereas nonetheless sustaining the tone and high quality it’s identified for. Titan Publishing is not new to print tie-ins with film and TV properties both, having printed books set within the Marvel, DC and Physician Who universes. In a press release, Titan’s publishers famous that the Blade Runner universe nonetheless has a lot to be explored and so they intend to convey the world to life for a brand new viewers. The announcement didn’t give a timeline for once we can count on these Blade Runner comics or any hints as to what tales we will count on and whether or not or not we’ll see any returning characters like Okay or Deckard.

It is a fairly cool technique to broaden the universe of Blade Runner, _and has tons of potential. In lieu of one other film or a TV present, it is thrilling that _Blade Runner will proceed in a visible medium. Whereas based mostly on Philip Okay. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electrical Sheep?, the universe established within the movies is so visually hanging with such a definite aesthetic that protecting it within the visible realm will preserve a giant facet of what it’s identified for. Graphic novels and comedian books appear effectively suited to deal with the cyberpunk aesthetic whereas telling new tales. The one problem can be that you simply now need to play that insane rating in your head, or simply play it within the background.

The Blade Runner universe is pretty untapped outdoors of the movies and the universe is wealthy with potential. So there’s a ton of chance the place these graphic novels may go. I think about one of many tales individuals would most prefer to see is one which fills within the time from once we final noticed Harrison Ford’s Deckard within the first movie to once we see him once more in Blade Runner 2049. One other cool choice can be to see an origin for Roy Batty. The truth that these comedian and graphic novels can be in-canon can be fascinating, particularly if Blade Runner will get one other movie down the road.

Keep locked on CinemaBlend and we’ll preserve you up to date on all the newest from the rising Blade Runner universe, and for all the largest motion pictures hitting theaters this 12 months, try our release schedule.

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