Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista has slowly become a big action star. With his hilarious turn as Drax the Destroyer in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies and his commanding (but all-too brief) presence in Spectre, he continues to expand his range and it seems that he continues that journey with Blade Runner 2049, where he plays the character Sapper Morton.
Joining Blade Runner 2049 was an intimidating decision for Bautista, but he seems quite pleased to have joined Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic based off of Philip K. Dick’s classic novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Bautista recently spoke to Comic Book Resources about the film, talking about how intimidating the experience was but also how rewarding it is in improving his craft as an actor:
I don’t have that much of an ego, so I’m not afraid to say that someone is a much better actor and I’m going to learn from them and I’m excited about it. But at the same time, it is intimidating, because I don’t want to let anybody down. I don’t want to be the dipshit that’s messing up scenes. When you have these people that are just accomplished and talented, I mean, it is a little intimidating that you won’t be able to hold your own. I don’t want to be that guy. I really want to hold my own.
Blade Runner 2049 has been critically acclaimed, with the film officially Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes currently sitting at a 94% approval rating as of the publishing of this article.
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Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.
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. K’s discovery leads him on quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD Blade Runner who has been missing for thirty years.
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters this Friday, October 6, 2017. You can check out our own Nick Kazden’s review of the film here.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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