This afternoon, Variety published an interview with Joel Weinshanker, proprietor of the Elis Presley estate. Weinshanker discussed many things about The King on this, the 40th anniversary of his untimely death. One interesting nugget he dropped into the interview caught this reader’s attention more than anything else he said… Elvis Presley is going to be in Blade Runner 2049.
Here is the section from the Variety article:
Weinshanker reveals that in the new “Blade Runner” movie, the King makes an extended cameo. “You see Elvis for about three seconds in a trailer, but he’s in it for a lot longer.”
That’s the only thing Weinshanker mentions about the surprise cameo. There’s no explanation regarding the context, or the reason for Evlis’s inclusion in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sequel. Having such a gimmick in what certainly appears to be a serious, straightforward science-fiction noir is an interesting turn of events.
Also, there must be another trailer on the horizon, because three seconds of Elvis Presley would not have gone unnoticed to the masses. Three seconds is a sizable amount of time in a two-minute trailer.
Anywho, Blade Runner 2049 opens October 6, so keep and eye out for Elvis Presley hanging out somewhere.