Ryan Gosling Confirms He’s in ‘Blade Runner 2’

When we last reported on Blade Runner 2, we heard that Ryan Gosling was in talks to star alongside Harrison Ford in the upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi movie. Since that time, things have been quiet, although we’ve spoken with Blade Runner 2’s director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) and cinematographer Roger Deakins. This past weekend, Steve spoke with Gosling for the actor’s new film The Big Short, and got casting confirmation.

Gosling was pretty tight-lipped about the whole affair. He said that the participation of Villeneuve and Deakins encouraged him to sign on along with the script, but joked “there’s a chip in me and if I say anything more I’ll explode if I say anything else.” However, he did add that it’s the next film he’s planning to shoot.

He had a bit more freedom to talk about a movie that’s already wrapped, Shane Black’s The Nice Guys. The 1970s noir stars Russell Crowe as a hired leg-breaker who teams up with a private eye (Gosling) in order to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Gosling didn’t have any details, but did praise his writer-director and co-star:

“I don’t know what to say. It’s Shane Black. He’s a world unto himself. His world is so fun and crazy. I had such a great time. Russell Crowe is so funny in the movie. I can’t wait for people to see that in the movie. It’s not a side of himself that he shows very often, but he’s hysterical.”
As a die-hard Shane Black fan, I can’t wait to see how Gosling and Crowe handle Black’s signature dialogue and pacing. The Nice Guys opens May 20, 2016, and also stars Kim Basinger, Matt Bomer, Cara Delevingne, Keith David, and Beau Knapp.