The Warner studio, which has distributed the film across the Atlantic, has posted on its YouTube channel three short films in the world of the film. Directed by two different filmmakers, they make it possible to make the link between the events of the first film, supposed to take place in 2019, and those of his suite, being in 2049. Three dates were thus chosen to bridge the gap between the films of Ridley Scott and Denis Villeneuve: 2022, 2036 and 2048. All are however available only in English, Sony Pictures, which distributes the film in France, not having subtitled videos.
Le studio Warner, qui a distribué le film outre-Atlantique, a mis en ligne sur sa chaîne YouTube trois courts-métrages se situant dans l’univers du film. Réalisés par deux cinéastes différents, ils permettent de faire le lien entre les événements du premier film, censé se dérouler en 2019, et ceux de sa suite, se situant en 2049. Ce sont ainsi trois dates qui ont été choisies pour faire le pont entre les films de Ridley Scott et de Denis Villeneuve : 2022, 2036 et 2048. Tous sont cependant disponibles uniquement en anglais, Sony Pictures, qui distribue le film en France, n’ayant pas sous-titré les vidéos.
The first short film, Black Out 2022, was directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, famous director of the animated series Cowboy Bebop and Samourai Champloo.
The second short film, 2036 Nexus Dawn, introduces Niander Wallace, played by Jared Leto, the villain of Blade Runner 2049, as he takes over from Tuyrell Corporation and presents a new replicator model, the Nexus-9. The film is this time staged by Luke Scott, the son of Ridley, already director of Morgane in 2016.
The latest short film, 2048 Nowhere to Run is also directed by Luke Scott. Taking place a year before the events of Blade Runner 2049, it allows to discover Sapper Morton, the character played by Dave Bautista (The Guardians of the Galaxy), a replicant forced to hide to survive.
It will be more easy to understand the actual world of blade runner after these 3 short movies, enjoy and discover or rediscover :)
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos.