The sequel to the classic cyberpunk film Blade Runner released a teaser online to much excitement. Blade Runner 2049 returns Harrison Ford to Ridley Scott’s dystopian future and brings in Ryan Gosling. The teaser trailer brought an outpouring of excitement on Twitter. Watch the trailer below and then find out what the internet thought!
Man, this #BladeRunner2049 trailer was even better than I expected. I’m really looking forward to this one.
— Kal, son of El (@mynameisnotkal) December 19, 2016
When the sequel to your FAVE movie of ALL TIME releases a teaser + it is ON FIRE, the whole bldg will hear you scream. #BladeRunner2049 🔥🔥🔥
— Mariela Campo (@MarielaCampo) December 19, 2016
Some fans used some clever word play to express their joy.
— Finding Ford (@FindingFord) December 19, 2016
— Alex Kimura (@AlexCKimura) December 19, 2016
Many fans felt that Blade Runner is a classic and should not have a sequel, but the teaser got them excited nonetheless.
Despite the fact that there is entirely no reason for this to exist, I am excited for #BladeRunner2049
— ra0ul (@ra0ul_poborski) December 19, 2016
— Jon Harris (@_justpressplay) December 19, 2016
— Danny Baram (@DannyBaram) December 19, 2016
Even full blown haters were recanting previous statements and found themselves enthralled by the visuals in the trailer.
I don’t think there has ever been a more unneeded sequel in film history. Retire this idea. #BladeRunner2
— Lewis (@LewisBeckwith) August 18, 2016
— Lewis (@LewisBeckwith) December 19, 2016
— thedirtyground (@thedirtyground) December 19, 2016
Speaking of visuals, Blade Runner 2049 reunites director Denis Villeneuve with his Sicario cinematographer Roger Deakins. Twitter is predicting Blade Runner 2049 will be the film to earn Deakins his long snubbed Academy Award win.
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) December 19, 2016
Roger Deakins, long wanting to work on a major science fiction film, was the 100% correct choice for #BladeRunner2049.
— Geoff Todd (@TheGeoffTodd) December 19, 2016
— Jarkko Jortikka (@JarkkoJortikka) December 19, 2016
— Derek J Collins 高德偉 (@dcollinshk) December 19, 2016
Also…can Roger Deakins get his freaking Oscar now!? #BladeRunner2049
— Austin Putnam (@AustinPPutnam) December 19, 2016
With Harrison Ford returning as another of the many iconic film characters he has portrayed, there were a few jokes to be made.
I mean, how many movies is Harrison Ford gonna make where he passes the torch to the next kid? #BladeRunner2049
— Casey Cipriani (@CaseyCip) December 19, 2016
— Carlos Pacheco (@carlospache_co) December 19, 2016
also, see? i TOLD you that they were gonna find a way to bring han solo back. star wars would never k–oh, wait, hang on #BladeRunner2049
— Tomality! (@tomality) December 19, 2016
#BladeRunner2049 With Harrison Ford revisiting Indiana Jones, Star Wars & Blade Runner maybe we’ll finally get that Mosquito Coast sequel.
— Dismal Abysmal (@DismalAbysmal) December 19, 2016
“Hey Harrison, you remember your career in the 80’s? Yeah, just do that again” #BladeRunner2049
— Phoenix Williams (@FeenicksW) December 19, 2016
Despite Twitter loving the sequel overall, there was one major gripe. The trailer ruined any thought-provoking ambiguity the original film created by confirming that Deckard can’t be a replicant. Of course, there are creative ways this could be explained by writer Hampton Fancher, but we’ll have to wait until October 6, 2017 to find out.
Sooo if Harrison Ford is in the #BladeRunner2049 spot- doesn’t that pretty much slay the idea he himself was a replicant? R.I.P. ambiguity.
— Scott Stevens (@nontanto) December 19, 2016
Also I guess they answered the question of Deckard himself being a replicant or not? #BladeRunner2049
— Willem Milo (@TheOnlyWonka) December 19, 2016
So wait… Deckard WASN’T a replicant? How is he alive?#BladeRunner2049
— Benjamin Sawyer (@sketchsawyer) December 19, 2016
— Cal – (@ca1v) December 19, 2016
I think the thing that makes me most upset about #BladeRunner2049 is that Deckard can’t be a replicant now. There’s no more air of mystery.
— ✿ Blythers ✿ (@BlytheKala93) December 19, 2016
Deckard was clearly not a replicant unless Tyrell had developed an aging process. Let this be my only disappointment today. #BladeRunner2049
— vic deleon 📎 (@vicdeleon) December 19, 2016
Lastly, the main thing people on Twitter are asking (nay, praying) for is that the film be good. Really, really good.
— James Randall (@Randall77) December 19, 2016
— Oliver Kassman (@OliverKassman) December 19, 2016
Please don’t muck it up. Please don’t muck it up. Please don’t muck it up. Please don’t muck it up.Please don’t muck it up.#BladeRunner2049
— Steven Wilson-Beales (@stevewbeales) December 19, 2016
— that guy Malte (@malde) December 19, 2016
#BladeRunner2049 please be good, please be good, please be good, please be good, please be good, please be good, please be good…
— Jems (@Liquidjems) December 19, 2016
— James Scott (@JamesRobertScot) December 19, 2016
What were your thoughts on Blade Runner 2049? Share your thoughts on Twitter with #PWToT!