Wow… today has been a busy one for film fans. We’ve had the new Star Wars trailer drop, The Hateful Eight released its first teaser, there are rumours that Angelina Jolie will be directing the new Captain Marvel movie and now we hear that Ryan Gosling is apparently in final talks to join the Blade Runner sequel.
It’s funny, this is the second time today when a piece of news has improved my stance towards a new Harrison Ford film. The new Star Wars trailer has converted me into an excited child (against my better judgement) and now that I’m hearing that Gosling may well be starring in the new Blade Runner film I have relaxed my reservations against the project just a little. Now I say just a little because I still have some pretty big issues with the concept of the sequel, primarily I don’t see any reason as to why the world needs another Blade Runner film, let alone one which will inevitably ruin the mystery of whether Deckard was human or replicant by casting Ford in a role. However given that such a project is going ahead it’s good to see that they are looking to one of the most talented actors out there today.
Currently nothing is known about what role Gosling will play in the film so all we can do is speculate. What kind of a role do you see him taking on in that world? If he is going to be playing a replicant then I fully approve of the casting choice as he is a versatile actor who can bring great sensitivity as well as a malicious and violent side depending upon what the role calls for.
But what do you think of the casting choice? Be sure to have your say in the comment box below!