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According to our own Peter Sciretta (who heard as much at CinemaCon), this nightclub scene takes place in Las Vegas. But why is there a nightclub performance going on in a city that seems to be completely abandoned?

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Well, it could be because it’s a holographic show, still playing to an empty room years after the tourists stopped coming. At least, that seems to be the case since the figures on stage literally flicker away as the lights chance.

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We don’t know who Guardians of the Galaxy and Spectre star Dave Bautista is playing in this movie, but he does have tiny round glasses, so you know that he’s apparently A Smart Guy.

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But don’t let the spectacles fool you. He’s still a hulking brute of a man who picks up Officer K…

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…and shoves him right through a wall.

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In a trailer filled with mesmerizing shots, this may be one of the best. That appears to be Officer K on the catwalk, but, more importantly, that giant holographic advertisement is Ana de Armas’ Joi. Is it possible that she’s a celebrity figurehead and a replicant in need of K’s assistance?

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Why do I have a gut feeling that burning shack is the building where Officer K fought Dave Bautista’s mysterious character? And if I’m right, we now know the outcome of that particular fight.

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Here’s another look at that Las Vegas nightclub seen earlier. The show seems to be pretty typical of the town we know: gaudy, colorful, and full of women in outrageous outfits.

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It’s not clear who the woman in the foreground is, but that figure in the door is undeniably Officer K. However, the real focus here should be on the surroundings. They seem to be in a holographic room, and the way that the curvature of the space around the door breaks the illusion reminds me of the Holodecks from Star Trek.

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Remember that shot where Officer K and Sylvia Hoeks were exchanging gunfire in the rain? It looks like we may know why: she has Rick Deckard in her spinner. But what does she (or rather, her employers) want with him?

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Let’s take one more visit to the nightclub, where we can now see Officer K and Deckard having…a disagreement. Okay, so Deckard is punching his new acquaintance in the face. What is going on between these two? What could Officer K have revealed to get this kind of reaction?

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And now we’re back in Deckard’s hotel hideout, where Officer K is opening fire on an unseen opponent (presumably the men we saw crash through the wall earlier). While replicants are stronger than humans, a few well-placed shots will take them down the straightaway.

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“Your story isn’t over yet. There’s still a page left.” Those lines, spoken by Joi, accompany this shot of a book with pages torn out. We then pan up…

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…and find Officer K looking like he’s just discovered some appalling news. Maybe even “Oh My God I’m Actually A Replicant” news. We’ll find out for sure when Blade Runner 2049 opens on October 6, 2017.

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