Katy Perry, in an interview with Metro said that she really wants to act. Specifically, she wants the role of Rachael in “Blade Runner 2,” which is currently being written. “With films, I hope to win you all over with animation and then do other films,” she said. “I am really interested in comedy, and I would really love to play Rachael in ’Blade Runner 2’ if Ridley would just call!”
Perry does have a point here. There is a strong resemblance between her and Sean Young in “Blade Runner,” and that got us thinking. While we’re recasting Rachael with Perry, why not fill out the rest of the cast with pop stars?
This is what we came up with.
Justin Timberlake as Deckard
The closest thing pop music has to a Harrison Ford — the “guys wanna be/girls wanna be with” ideal — is Justin Timberlake. He even has some experience working in sci-fi, but we’ll look past “In Time.”
Kanye West as Roy Batty
Just imagine Yeezy’s take on the “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe” speech. It already sounds like a word-for-word recreation of a Twitter rant. We rest our case.
Katy Perry as Rachael
If she wants it so badly to mention it in an interview when there are only vague plans for any “Blade Runner” sequel, we might as well give it to her, since we value the initiative. It’s yours, Katy.
Lady Gaga as Pris
Is this a little too obvious? We prefer to think of it as just a perfect pairing of pop star and “Blade Runner” character. If anyone has the Daryl Hannah role on lock, it’s Gaga, especially after we saw the cover art for “Applause.”
Jay-Z as Graff
After Deckard watches Batty die, there’s this moment where Gaff arrives in a police car and say, “You’ve done a man’s job, sir.” You can totally imagine Jay saying that to Justin, right? Us too.