Blade Runner fan favourite Edward James Olmos returning for sequel 2049

His character of Eduardo Gaff will appear in a one-scene cameo

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An original Blade Runner cast member will return in Denis Villeneuve's sequel Blade Runner 2049 alongside Harrison Ford.

Edward James Olmos, who played Gaff in Ridley Scott's 1981 classic, confirmed he has a part in the hugely-anticipated follow-up following months of refusing to comment either way.

Speaking to theTRENDTALKshow, Olmos revealed that a “seven page non-disclosure contract” kept him from talking about the role.

He said: “I signed a seven page non-disclosure contract. I did, my manager did, my agent did, everybody did. I couldn’t talk about it. I couldn’t talk about it to anybody about it. Guess what? This is the first time that I’m telling the whole world, that yes, I am going to be Gaff in Blade Runner 2049.”

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Olmos went on to elaborate on how Eduardo Gaff would factor into the sequel, confirming it'll be a one-scene cameo

“Well it’s not about Gaff, but it’s about someone who is going to try to find out certain things about us back then,” he stated. “My role is like it was in the original – that time I only had four scenes, in this I only have one. But again, it’s a poignant little scene.

Blade Runner 2049's all-star cast includes Ryan Gosling as LAPD officer K, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis and Barkahd Abdi.

The script has been written by original screenwriter Hampton Green alongside Dave Green who is a co-writer on original director Scott's upcoming sequel Alien: Covenant.

Blade Runner 2049 arrives in UK cinemas on 6 October 2017.