Blade Runner 2049 arrives later this year, and it has been revealed that one of most iconic characters from the original movie is returning. Edward James Olmos, who played Gaff in 1982’s Blade Runner, will reprise his role in the sequel.
Speaking to The Trend Talk Show, Olmos confirmed that he would once more play the enigmatic cop. “This is the first time that I’m telling the whole world, that yes, I am going to be Gaff in Blade Runner 2049,” he said, via Digital Spy. “I signed a seven-page non-disclosure contract. I did, my manager did, my agent did, everybody did. I couldn’t talk about it.”
Olmos, who is also known for his lead role in the Battlestar Galactica reboot series, went on to explain that he won’t be on screen that much. “Well, it’s not about Gaff, but it’s about someone who is going to try to find out certain things about us back then,” he said. “My role is like it was in the original–that time I only had four scenes, in this I only have one. But again, it’s a poignant little scene.”
Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, and Robin Wright. It’s directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival). A first teaser was released in December.
Villeneuve has confirmed that the movie will have an R rating. In a recent interview, the director said: “My producers are finding it fun to remind me that it will be one of the most expensive R-rated independent feature films ever made.”
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6, 2017.