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We still have to wait until October to see what Denis Villeneuve brought to the table for Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic. However, we are beginning to slowly get more information about the film's direction, plot and characters as the weeks go by.

In addition to rumors that the first test screenings rolling out this past week, the film's actors are beginning to talk about their roles a little bit — and are gradually revealing more information about the film. One of the actors who has been somewhat vocal about his involvement with the project is , and it seems that he's just getting started with sharing his excitement.

While speaking with Richard Godwin of the Evening Standard, Leto elaborated a bit more on his mysterious Blade Runner 2049 character:

"I play a character called Niander Wallace — to be honest they had me at the name. I read the script and fell in love with the character. But I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about it — I may have already got in trouble for telling you the name..."

Leto was absent in the first teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049, but his character made a rather ominous debut in the full trailer back in May. His then-unnamed character narrated the trailer, and after all was said and done, he left many people wondering whether he is human or Replicant.

Aside from his character reveal, Leto has been more than enthusiastic about starring in the continuation of a film he's told fans several times was his favorite (and which he has been heavily promoting on Twitter):

"I can tell you that the experience of making it was one of the highlights of my film career. Throughout my life I’ve always gone back to that film. There was something in it that really touched me and taught me a lot about cinema. There’s a level of craftsmanship and beauty that’s unparalleled."

No matter who (or what) Niander Wallace turns out to be, it's bound to be an exciting reveal. Leto joins Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Ana de Armas in Blade Runner 2049, which is set to debut in theaters and on October 6, 2017.

[Sources: Splash Report, Evening Standard]


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