A trailer being released next week would give the marketing department nearly 10 months to get audiences reintroduced to this world that Ridley Scott originally built. Even with Harrison Ford returning as Rick Deckard, he is not scheduled to be the star, with that duty turning to Ryan Gosling instead. Gosling and Ford have the benefit of a talented ensemble around them as well with the likes of Jared Leto (Suicide Squad), Mackenzie Davis (Black Mirror), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), and more set to appear.
Even with the large cast, very little regarding the film’s plot has been made public so far, which is surely just how Villeneuve likes it. He has a knack for pulling the seat out from under his audiences and to leave them wondering what exactly they saw, so it will be interesting to see if he tries to do something similar in an established franchise. If he does, the one reveal he may not include is whether or not Deckard is a replicant. Regardless, the upcoming first trailer should help give a better indication as to what Villenueve’s vision is, and hopefully will be a sequel worth the wait.