BLADE RUNNER 2049 Short Film Reveals What Happens in 2036 as Jared Leto's Character Reveals a New Replicant
Warner Bros. has released an official short prequel film for Blade Runner 2049 that you're going to want to watch! The short is called Nexus: 2036 and it's set in the year 2036.
The story centers around Jared Leto's reclusive genius and scientist character, Niander Wallace. In it, he introduces a new line of replicants that he created called the Nexus 6. This is supposed to be a "perfected" replicant model and he is looking to get the prohibition on replicants repealed. This replicant can be completely controlled by humans and it seems to have no free will.
Wallace presents this new replicant to the powers at be to have the prohibition on replicants lifted, but they seemed to be horrified by the events that unfold at the meeting. This will obviously have serious ramifications that will play a major role in the plot of Blade Runner 2049. If you want to see what exactly happens, you'll have to watch the short below.
Nexus: 2036 was directed by Ridley Scott's son Luke Scott and it tells a pretty interesting brief story that sheds some new light on this Wallace character. It's also kinda cool that it's set between the first film, which took place in 2019 and the upcoming sequel. The short also stars Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange).
Director Denis Villeneuve says there are three short films being released that offer us insight into some key events that happen between 2019 and 2049. This is the first of the three, so you can expect two more in the near future.