NewThe Blade Runner Chronology

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The iconic science fiction film and its assorted sequels.

We can’t have these moments just lost in time, like… tears in rain…

2019

Blade Runner
The 1982 film on Blu-ray (Final Cut edition).

2021

The release of Blade Runner 2049 may make these books non-canon.
Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human
Novel by K.W. Jeter, published in 1995.
Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night
Novel by K.W. Jeter, published in 1996.
Blade Runner 4: Eye and Talon
Novel by K.W. Jeter, published in 2000.

2022

Blade Runner 2022: Black Out
The 2017 short film on YouTube.

2035

Soldier
The 1998 film on Blu-ray.
While not an official part of the Blade Runner franchise, the makers of this film intended it as a ‘sidequel’ set in the same universe.

2036

Blade Runner 2036: Nexus Dawn
The 2017 short film on YouTube.

2048

Blade Runner 2048: Nowhere to Run
The 2017 short film on YouTube.

2049

Blade Runner 2049
The 2017 film on Blu-ray.

2091

Prometheus
The 2012 film on Blu-ray.
Prometheus may be canonical in the based on references in some on the supplemental in-universe materials on the Blu-ray. It is most definitely canonical in the Alien universe.
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  1. If you’re including Prometheus, you must include the Alien franchise.

    “So… Almost this world could easily be the city (Los Angeles “The City of Angels”) that supports, the crew that go out in Alien. In other words, the crew of Alien comes back in, they may go into this place and go into a bar on a street near where Deckard lives. That’s how I thought about it.” – Ridley Scott

    This is supported by shared props and bonus material on the steelbook edition of Prometheus with the implication that Peter Weyland’s mentor was Eldon Tyrell, the man who created the replicants in Blade Runner, and whose office is at the top of a pyramid, and whose creations literally “blew up in the old man’s face.”

    • I remain unconvinced of the canonicity of Prometheus, especially given that the explicit connection is made only in supplementary details rather than in the film itself. What I have put here is a compromise, mentioning but not endorsing the connection.

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