Blade Runner and Batman Begins star Rutger Hauer passed away on July 19 at the age of 75.
Rutger Hauer’s agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed the acclaimed actor died on July 19 at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness. The funeral for Rutger Hauer was held on Wednesday.
While Rutger Hauer is known for several acclaimed performances in film and television, his most revered role may be Roy Batty, the leader of a gang of replicants in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner. The climax of Blade Runner featured a brutal showdown between Harrison Ford’s Deckard and Rutger Hauer’s Batty, for which the latter wrote his own dialogue. Comic book fans may know Rutger Hauer best for his role in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, in which he played Wayne Enterprises CEO, William Earle.
Rutger Hauer earned a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the television film Escape from Sobibor. The additional credits in Rutger Hauer’s illustrious career include Sin City, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Hobo with a Shotgun, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Rite.
Here is the official synopsis for Blade Runner:
In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants—and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. This incredible version features the definitive Final Cut of Ridley Scott’s legendary sci-fi classic.
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Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos