September 29, 2017

Watch: 'Blade Runner 2049' Final Prequel Short Reveals the Origin of the Blackout

The anime short 'Black Out 2022' by Shinichiro Watanabe gives us the most details yet between the original 'Blade Runner' and its sequel.

If the first two Blade Runner 2049 prequel shorts directed by Luke Scott, Ridley's son, felt like appetizers, the final prequel short feels almost like a meal. Legendary anime director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Kid's Story and A Detective Story from The Animatrix) reveals much more about what happened between Ridley Scott's original film and Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated (and much praised) sequel.

Check out Black Out 2022, an anime prequel that illustrates the fate of the replicants, the fall of the Tyrell Corporation and the rise of the Wallace Corp.

In case you missed it, here's the second prequel short, 2048: Nowhere to Run, introducing Sapper Morton (Dave Bautista), a worm farmer with something to hide.

And here's the first prequel short, 2036: Nexus Dawn, about the next generation of replicants created by Niander Wallace (Jared Leto).

Blade Runner 2049 hits theatres on Oct. 6.      

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