The Blade Runner universe will continue in comic book form, and now the first ongoing series in that comics effort has an Oscar-nominated writer.
Titan Publishing announced Thursday that Michael Green, who co-wrote the screenplay for Blade Runner 2049 and was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Logan, is set to script a new Blade Runner comic tie-in as part of Titan's agreement with Alcon Media Group to continue the franchise through both fiction and nonfiction publishing offerings. The still-untitled series will be co-written by Green and his longtime collaborator Mike Johnson (Star Trek), and while it's not yet clear exactly where the focus will be for the story, it's definitely a canonical continuation of the saga 2049 returned us to last year.
“Every iteration of the Blade Runner world throws the window open a little wider," Green said in a press release. "Mike and I can’t wait to see what we find outside.”
Titan announced back in July that it had entered an agreement with Alcon that would feature both future comic book series set in the Blade Runner universe and nonfiction book projects that will detail the building of the world of the franchise. At the time it wasn't clear where that agreement would take Blade Runner next, and now we know a new comic book story is the first project out of the gate.
Again, we still dont know who or what the series will focus on, or when we can expect, but Titan re-affirmed in its press release that we can expect a canonical story that lines up with everything we've seen on the big screen so far.
What do you think? Are you excited for more Blade Runner stories?