Blade Runner was born from a novel, but it has become one of the best-known science fiction sagas in cinema. The universe of the original film, directed by filmmaker Ridley Scott, will be back in anime version. Is about Blade Runner: Black Lotus, a Japanese animation series that has just confirmed the official cast that will bring the different characters to life in this dystopian world.
As reported by Adult Swin and Crunchyroll (via GamesRadar +), the casting will be led by Jessica Henwick (The Matrix 4, Iron Fist), an actress who will put herself in Elle’s shoes. They define her as a female replicant created for an unknown and secret purpose. Joseph, voiced by Will Yun Lee, will be one of the companions, while Samara Wiley (Orange is the New Black) will become a police officer, Alani Davis. On the other hand, Brian Cox (Succession) will be Niander Wallace Sr., while the role of Niander Wallace Jr. will be in the hands of Wes Bentley.
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Besides all these talents, Stephen Root will step into the shoes of Earl Grant, the chief of the police. Peyton List (Cobra Kai) will be his wife Josephine, while Josh Duhamel (Jupiter’s Legacy) will lend his voice to Marlowe. Other names that will appear in the production are Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Gregg Henry (The Killing) and Henry Czerny (Mission Impossible). They will play Dr. Badger, Senator Banniester, and Dr. M, respectively.
Although Black Lotus is inspired by the saga, it is not clear how it will be inserted into the official canon. What is known is that anime will take place in the year 2023i.e. 13 years after the events of the original film and 17 years before Blade Runner 2049.
Niander Wallace Jr., who was played by Jared Leto in Blade Runner 2049, came back in the anime. The father, for his part, did not appear on the tape because he remained missing.
Joseph Chow, producer of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, will also serve as producer on The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim, the anime film set in Peter Jackson’s cinematic universe.
Source | GamesRadar+