I haven’t seen Blade Runner 2049 yet, but as a moviegoer with a penchant for watching sequels to movies and series I know nothing about, I imagine there’s only a couple of lines of info you need to understand what happened in between the upcoming sequel and the beloved original film Blade Runner. I also imagine this info will be in the movie itself, but that hasn’t stopped Warner Bros. from releasing not one, not two, but three short films covering the years between the first and second movies. The latest is Blade Runner 2022, from Cowboy Bebop director Shinichirō Watanabe.
Blade Runner 2022 also has a score by Flying Lotus, so it’s probably worth watching even if you’re not particularly concerned about narrative developments in between the first and second Blade Runner films. You can check a teaser for the animated short below, as long as you’ve got a minute and 16 seconds to spare:
Stay tuned to see Blade Runner 2022, and read more about the project here.