Should there be a third Blade Runner?


No… no there should not be

Usually I try to leave these things open for debate for at least a sentence or two before giving my opinion, but there’s clearly a right answer here. While Blade Runner 2049is probably the best result to come out of a needless sequel since this whole needless sequel trend started, I don’t want another in any way, shape or form. I have absolutely no desire for a Blade Runnerseries or universe to be born, and I think the more that the studio uses it the more it will tarnish what already came.

It seems we might not get one anyway. Analysts were predicting a much bigger opening than the $31.5 million the film grossed, as predictions had it possibly breaking October records. It was far from doing that, and far from bringing in a young audience with 86 percent of the crowd being over 25. The kids aren’t into science fiction classic evidently.

*shakes cane angrily and tells those damn kids to get off my yard.*

The film won’t be a flop most likely thanks to pulling in $50 million overseas, but it cost $150 million to make with marketing aplenty on top of that so it needed a bigger box office than this to be a true success. Given all that I’m hoping that we don’t see another film in the franchise, and the two that exist can stand on their own.

1.Blade Runner 2049–$31,525,0002.The Mountain Between Us–$10,100,0003.IT–$9,655,0004.My Little Pony: The Move–$8,800,0005.Kingsman: The Golden Circle–$8,100,0006.American Made–$8,073,0007.The LEGO Ninjago Movie–$6,750,0008.Victoria and Abdul–$4,142,0009.Flatliners–$3,800,00010.Battle of the Sexes–$2,400,000