Ryan Gosling starring in ‘Blade Runner 2.’ This day rules.

Ryan Gosling.

First the Force Awakens‘ second trailer blew my cocktip off. And now, no sooner have I  reattached it with congealed Diet Dew and shoestring, does this glorious news come out.

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Generally speaking, it would seem to be a fool’s errand to break big film news on a day that several images and plot details from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” have emerged from the Star Wars Convention in Anaheim. But the teaser drop of “The Hateful Eight is nothing to sneeze at, and now… this just happened.

Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to join Harrison Ford in “Blade Runner 2.” Holy heck. Additionally, Denis Villeneuve —whose “Sicariohas just been accepted into Cannes— will direct the sequel, that will take place several decades after the events of the first film. As much as I want to resist the simple fact that this movie will be made, news like this can’t help but make me optimistic.