As the starting date for filming on Blade Runner 2 draws closer, more and more news is leaking out from the set in various ways.
It's already been confirmed that Robin Wright will be joining the cast in an as-yet unconfirmed role, alongside Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Now it seems like another casting announcement has been made as former WWE star-turned-actor Dave Bautista dropped a less-than-subtle hint on his Twitter yesterday evening.
I can't wait to share some really exciting news... pic.twitter.com/fI2VjDjcXM
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 2, 2016
For those that don't know, the origami unicorn is a recurring visual in the first Blade Runner, something that Harrison Ford and Edward James Olmos idly made with matchsticks or paper and is meant to represent, well, nobody's sure. There's lots of theories.
Blade Runner 2 would be a huge get for Bautista, who's already starred in last year's Spectre and the excellent Guardians of the Galaxy from back when. Bautista could be playing a role similar to that of Leon from the original film; essentially the near-mute muscle of the group who just goes around killing people.
Likewise, Robin Wright certainly has a lot of similarities with Daryl Hannah so there's something in there as well.
Blade Runner's as-yet untitled sequel is due to commence filming in July for a 2017 release.