36 Hidden Scenes in Blade Runner 2049

Following is our collection of Blade Runner 2049 facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Blade Runner 2049 film message.

Replicants can be identified by having them look up and to the left. The opening text of the film is positioned where the audience must look up and to the left, and the first word they look at is "Replicants".
Replicants can be identified by having them look up and to the left. The opening text of the film is positioned where the audience must look up and to the left, and the first word they look at is "Replicants".
The tablet Ryan Gosling uses early in the movie is actually a plate holder from a 1920s-era camera.
The tablet Ryan Gosling uses early in the movie is actually a plate holder from a 1920s-era camera.

Blade Runner 2049 Movie Trivia Facts

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  1. Niander Wallace's headquarters are made of wood, a rare and very expensive material in 2049, to emphasize how wealthy he is.

  2. The sound of an engine is mixed into the score to indicate K's arrival into the city

Blade Runner 2049 Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Pays homage to Cowboy Bepop. Shinichir? Watanabe directed both Cowboy Bepop and Blade Runner Black Out 2022.
    Pays homage to Cowboy Bepop. Shinichir? Watanabe directed both Cowboy Bepop and Blade Runner Black Out 2022.
  • 1 - Just after K endures his first onscreen psychological conditioning "Baseline" he returns home and we see the words below on his door (slang for "Skinjob"). B.F. Skinner is the father of Behaviourism, suggesting K is already willing his conditioning away.
    Just after K endures his first onscreen psychological conditioning "Baseline" he returns home and we see the words below on his door (slang for "Skinjob"). B.F. Skinner is the father of Behaviourism, suggesting K is already willing his conditioning away.

Blade Runner 2049 Hidden Facts

1 - It is established that wood has become a very rare commodity. Niander Wallace's office is made almost exclusively out of wood, showing his wealth and power.
It is established that wood has become a very rare commodity. Niander Wallace's office is made almost exclusively out of wood, showing his wealth and power.
1 - Joi saying that she is getting cabin fever is a subtle attempt by her company to market the device that makes her portable.
Joi saying that she is getting cabin fever is a subtle attempt by her company to market the device that makes her portable.
1 - Mariette's hair reacts to the static created by Joi's image just before they sync.
Mariette's hair reacts to the static created by Joi's image just before they sync.
1 - Some of the holograms are labelled Product of CCCP, implying that the soviet union did not break up in 1989.
Some of the holograms are labelled Product of CCCP, implying that the soviet union did not break up in 1989.
1 - The text of the baseline that K must recite is from Vladimir Nabokov's "Pale Fire", the novel that Joi volunteers to read to K.
The text of the baseline that K must recite is from Vladimir Nabokov's "Pale Fire", the novel that Joi volunteers to read to K.

As Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" plays in the background, Deckard tells K "I like this song." Later, Wallace suggests to Deckard that his infatuation with Rachel was by design.

1 - When K (Joe) finds the piano in the abandoned casino right before meeting Deckard, he plays the exact same E key that he noticed to be depressed in Sapper Morton's farmhouse (earlier in the film), which caused him to find the photo of the secret Replicant child hidden inside.
When K (Joe) finds the piano in the abandoned casino right before meeting Deckard, he plays the exact same E key that he noticed to be depressed in Sapper Morton's farmhouse (earlier in the film), which caused him to find the photo of the secret Replicant child hidden inside.

'K' describes an old memory of his when he hid a wooden horse.

When K drinks at home, he offers some to Joi, when Joshi drinks in her office, she does not think to ask K if he wants to drink

1 - At the food court, one of the ads is for "The Jiggety-Jig Bar". This is what Sebastian always says when he returns home to greet his replicant toys in the first Blade Runner movie. "Home Again, home again, jiggety-jig!"
At the food court, one of the ads is for "The Jiggety-Jig Bar". This is what Sebastian always says when he returns home to greet his replicant toys in the first Blade Runner movie. "Home Again, home again, jiggety-jig!"

K's jacket has salt stains, as would appear upon drying after being in the ocean in the previous scene

1 - After "retiring" a rogue replicant Sapper Morton at the protein farm, K sees the inscription "??????" (celin?) on the building. It's Russian and means "virgin land, virgin soil".
After "retiring" a rogue replicant Sapper Morton at the protein farm, K sees the inscription "??????" (celin?) on the building. It's Russian and means "virgin land, virgin soil".
1 - K is shown with the roof lights placed on top of him like Angel wings in his most heroic moment. This specifically contrasts the character of Luv, who thought of herself as the angel of the story until this moment.
K is shown with the roof lights placed on top of him like Angel wings in his most heroic moment. This specifically contrasts the character of Luv, who thought of herself as the angel of the story until this moment.
1 - Dave Bautista's scene originated from a storyboarded but cut scene from the original!
Dave Bautista's scene originated from a storyboarded but cut scene from the original!
1 - K notices and turns around an ash tray with a horse on it. The wooden horse from his memory is then found moments later in the ashes of a furnace.
K notices and turns around an ash tray with a horse on it. The wooden horse from his memory is then found moments later in the ashes of a furnace.
1 - When officer K returns to his apartment you can hear the advertisement in background that states '' joi will go anywhere you want to go''. Later K gifts joi his AI girlfriend an emulator which allows her to move freely.
When officer K returns to his apartment you can hear the advertisement in background that states '' joi will go anywhere you want to go''. Later K gifts joi his AI girlfriend an emulator which allows her to move freely.

The end of Blade Runner and the last line of Blade Runner 2049 have a nice relationship to eachother.

The trash-dump aircraft in Blade Runner 2049 (2017) mirror the trash-dump spacecraft in Soldier (1997) - Soldier is an unofficial/non-canon sequel to the original Blade Runner (1982)

1 - K is the latest Nexus Model 9 replicant. Model 9's are suppose to be the most obedient. K works for the LAPD, so he is a K9. Later in the film, after the replicant Luv kicks K to the ground she says "Bad dog!" A reference to K being a dog of a replicant. A K9.
K is the latest Nexus Model 9 replicant. Model 9's are suppose to be the most obedient. K works for the LAPD, so he is a K9. Later in the film, after the replicant Luv kicks K to the ground she says "Bad dog!" A reference to K being a dog of a replicant. A K9.

The opening shot is of a green eye close up. It is later revealed that Rachel's eyes were green by Deckard.

As the main character is hiding out, the dog tries to indicate to him trouble is coming before their drones/security system are able to.

1 - K thinks he may be the birthed replicant, Joi tells him he needs a name: Joe. Later, Deckard asks K his name. K says "Joe." After Joi's death, K walks past a Joi ad hologram that says "you look like a good Joe", causing K to think Joi may have been programmed to call him Joe.
K thinks he may be the birthed replicant, Joi tells him he needs a name: Joe. Later, Deckard asks K his name. K says "Joe." After Joi's death, K walks past a Joi ad hologram that says "you look like a good Joe", causing K to think Joi may have been programmed to call him Joe.

- At the end, as K lays on the stairs, he has dried salt all over his pants from the ocean water.

1 - When K recalls being bullied as a boy all of the other boys have shaves heads while girls have shorter hair. Indicating that this in fact was a memory of a girl.
When K recalls being bullied as a boy all of the other boys have shaves heads while girls have shorter hair. Indicating that this in fact was a memory of a girl.
1 - When K visits Deckard, one shot is framed in such a way that K is standing between Deckard and his dog. As though K is regarded as something between a human (who has free will) and a dog (which has to be trained)
When K visits Deckard, one shot is framed in such a way that K is standing between Deckard and his dog. As though K is regarded as something between a human (who has free will) and a dog (which has to be trained)

K's Joi was set to be of Cuban ethnicity. Ana De Armas, the actress that plays her, is actually Cuban in real life.

Virtual companion "Joi" is played by 5'6" Ana de Armas. When Officer K links Joi to an emanator, we see her Height setting is "168cm". 168cm = 5.51181 ft, which rounded up is 5'6"

1 - In the scene where K meets Dr. Ana, you can see his reflection directly behind her in the frame. This is a visual foreshadowing of the fact that his memories are taken directly from hers, and she's realizing it in this very moment. His mind is a reflection of hers.
In the scene where K meets Dr. Ana, you can see his reflection directly behind her in the frame. This is a visual foreshadowing of the fact that his memories are taken directly from hers, and she's realizing it in this very moment. His mind is a reflection of hers.
1 - Virtual companion "Joi" is played by actress Ana Dr Armas, who is 168cm tall. When officer K links Joi to an emanator, we see her height set to 168 cm.
Virtual companion "Joi" is played by actress Ana Dr Armas, who is 168cm tall. When officer K links Joi to an emanator, we see her height set to 168 cm.
Blade Runner 2049 poster
Blade Runner 2049 poster

Blade Runner 2049 Plot

Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Blade Runner 2049. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Denis Villeneuve
Production Warner Bros. Pictures
Stars Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Mark Arnold
IMDB score 8.0