With Blade Runner 2049 due in theaters on October 6th, it seems that we have an official runtime of the sequel. Director Denis Villeneuve commented that the film had a runtime of 2 hours and 30 minutes during San Diego Comic-Con and that he was working on the final edit.
The films official runtime is 2 hours 32 minutes without credits. The original film, depending on the version you watched, came in between 110 and 117 minutes. That is still more than 30 minutes less than the sequel.
The new film will definitely take time to establish the new environment and what has happened in the last thirty years. Obviously, it will focus and set-up Ryan Gosling’s character. Here is the official synopsis of the movie:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.