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Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017)

In 2022, a powerful weapon causes a global blackout that has massive implications all over the world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jovan Jackson Jovan Jackson ... Iggy (voice)
Luci Christian ... Trixie (voice)
Bryson Baugus Bryson Baugus ... Ren (voice) (as Bryson Bauguss)
Edward James Olmos ... Gaff (voice)
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ... Additional Voices (voice)
Al-Francis Cuenca Al-Francis Cuenca ... Additional Voices (voice)
Andrea Rodriguez Andrea Rodriguez ... Additional Voices (voice)
Annie Mai Annie Mai ... Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Gibson Chris Gibson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Crista Castro Crista Castro ... Additional Voices (voice)
David Matranga ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jay Hickman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Joel McCrary ... Additional Voices (voice)
John Gremillion ... Additional Voices (voice)
Joseph Chou Joseph Chou ... Additional Voices (voice)


In 2022, a powerful weapon causes a global blackout that has massive implications all over the world.

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26 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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There are three short films made to fill the gap between "Blade Runner" (1982) and "Blade Runner 2049" (2017). "Black Out 2022" (2017) is the first in the row, followed by "2036: Nexus Dawn" (2017) and "2048: Nowhere to Run" (2017). "Black Out 2022" is made by anime director Watanabe, who is famous for his work on "Animatrix" and "Cowboy Bebop". "2036: Nexus Dawn" and "2048: Nowhere to Run" are made by Luke Scott, who is known for his short films connected to "Alien: Covenant" and "Prometheus". See more »


Follows 2036: Nexus Dawn (2017) See more »


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30 September 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 2022. Tyrell is producing the new Nexus 8 series with a natural lifespan. They are indeed more human than human. Human supremacy movements rise up to hunt down Replicants using registry databases. The Replicants rebel against their human masters attacking the databases including the use of an EMP. The resulting blackout leads to the prohibition of Replicant production and the end of the Tyrell Corporation. It's over a decade before Wallace Corp starts manufacturing a new breed of Replicants.

This is very much like the animated shorts in Animatrix. It helps paint a picture of this movie universe and fills out some plot elements connecting the original 1982 movie to the upcoming sequel. It taps into the old movie to prepare fans for the new movie. I can't explain why seeing the Pan Am logo feel so exhilarating. This is good for both plot and for stylistic reengagement.

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