Edward James Olmos has revealed that he has reprised his role as the mysterious Gaff in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel Blade Runner 2049.
Up until now, whether or not Olmos would reprise his role in the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel has been shrouded in secrecy but in a recent interview with TheTrendTalk, the actor confirmed he would indeed return to appear as Gaff in the new film:
“This is the first time that I am telling everybody, and I’m telling the world right now, that yes, I am going to be Gaff in Blade Runner 2049.”
Olmos also explained the lengths the production went to and what was required of him to help keep his role in the film a secret:
“I signed a seven-page non-disclosure contract with those people. My agent did, my manager did, I did, everybody did. So I couldn’t talk about it. I couldn’t talk to anybody about it.”
The actor then offered up a few details about the story for the film without revealing any spoilers:
“It’s not about Gaff, but it’s about someone who is going to try to find out certain things about us who were back then,” Olmos explained. “They come to me. I’m retired.”
But don’t expect to see too much of Gaff, Olmos also revealed that like his role in the original film, his appearance would be limited:
“My role, like it was in the original — I only had four scenes, I think, in this one, I only have one.”
The film also stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6, 2017.