A lot of time has passed between the original Blade Runner and its new sequel, Blade Runner 2049, both in real life and in the movie world. A new short film Nexus: 2036 has premiered featuring Thirty Seconds to Mars' Jared Leto, and it shows his character in the year 2036, offering a glimpse of events that took place between the original movie (set in 2019) and the upcoming movie (set in 2049).

Leto's character, Niander Wallace, is apparently a blind replicant manufacturer, who goes into a meeting with some shady people people about the future of his replicants in society. They seem hesitant to listen to Leto, but he gives them all a demonstration with his own replicant, able to tell it to kill itself. All throughout the scene, Leto is creepy and focused, seemingly a perfect villain for what's to come in the feature film, which hits theaters Oct. 6 this year and stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

On the music side of things, Leto recently found himself honoring his fallen fellow musicians Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. “MTV asked me to come here today to say a few words about Chester and the late great Chris Cornell — two artists I had the absolute pleasure of touring with,” said Leto. “They were close friends with one another, Chester even singing a cover of the classic ‘Hallelujah’ at Chris’ funeral. Chester said of Chris, ‘Your voice was joy and pain and anger and forgiveness, love and heartache all wrapped up until one.’ Just weeks later, Chester himself was gone.”

Thirty Seconds to Mars have a new album on the way, and have given a taste of what fans can expect from the record. They've released the song "Walk on Water," putting out a lyric video as well as performing the song at the VMAs.

Check out Jared Leto in the short Blade Runner 2049 prequel Nexus: 2036 above!

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