Watch Jared Leto in “Blade Runner 2049” short film prologue

ABC/Randy HolmesWarner Bros. is releasing three short films to introduce audiences to the world depicted in the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, and the first stars Jared Leto.

The six-minute short, titled Blade Runner 2036: Nexus Dawn, features the Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman’s character, a blind, bearded man name Niander Wallace, being questioned by investigators. One of them is played by Doctor Strange scene-stealer Benedict Wong.

Wallace reveals that he’s invented a new form of android, despite a governmental prohibition that was enacted following the events in the original Blade Runner, which was set in 2019.

“The stars, our only hope, are hidden behind the lives you will not allow me to create,” Leto’s character complains. He sees artificial life forms as the key to deep space exploration.

Without giving away anything, let’s just say that Wallace’s new androids are…violently loyal to him.

Leto will reprise his role in the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 is out on October 6. In the meantime, you can listen to Thirty Seconds to Mars’ new single “Walk on Water.”

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