BREAKING: Jared Leto Has Joined 'Blade Runner 2' Starring Harrison Ford & Ryan Gosling

This for all you hardcore Jared Leto fans out there!

Fresh off of his divisive take on the infamous Batman Villain The Joker in David Ayer's Suicide Squad film. Actor Jared Leto has signed on to the highly anticipated sequel to one of the most beloved Science Fiction films of all time Blade Runner!

This is according to Justin Kroll over at Variety who just a little while ago broke the super cool casting news on Blade Runner 2. While many of us believed the film to have already completed casting on the film, this comes as a bit of a surprise. No word yet on if his role will be friend or foe.

The sequel is being helmed by acclaimed director of Prisoners and Sicario, Denis Villeneuve and legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins is also back, who worked on the original Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott and he has worked with Villeneuve on Sicario and Prisoners.

Jared Leto joins the already stacked cast of Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Barkhad Abdi, Mackenzie Davis, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, David Dastmalchian, Sylvia Hoeks, Hiam Abbass, and Robin Wright.

No story details are known yet about the script from screenwriters Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.

This is very awesome news, and everyone here at ECMOVIEGUYS are extremely excited about this upcoming sequel! Are you? Sound off in the comments section below and lets discuss this upcoming badass sequel!

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Blade Runner 2 is set to hit theaters on October 6th, 2017.

SOURCE: Variety