Jared Leto Joins Cast of ‘Blade Runner 2’

Blade Runner 2 Cast

Suicide Squad Joker Jared Leto has rounded out the cast of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, joining Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James and Dave Bautista.

Plot details are under wraps, but Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in a statement that Leto will “create a truly memorable, never before seen character.”

Denis Villeneuve is heading up the continuation of Ridley Scott’s 1982 original to be released October 6, 2017. Villeneuve is reuniting with his Sicario and Prisoners cinematographer Roger Deakins on the project. Scott will executive produce.

Denis Villeneuve's Film

The follow-up is set several decades after the events of the original Blade Runner, with Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by original Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”