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Geekery: Lots of Familiar Faces in New ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer

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Dec 12 2017

Characters from video games, movies, and books converge in this virtual reality based action flick.

We got our first look at Spielberg’s latest film at SDCC. It was filled with video game and pop culture references, and some pretty CGI thanks to ILM.

This new trailer focuses more on the story of Wade Watts and the Oasis.

Ernie Cline’s novel is jam packed with cultural references, which has made it beloved by many. That has made it into the movie – there are a ton in the new trailer alone:

  • Ryu, Chun-Li, and Blanca from Street Fighter
  • Mach 5 from Speed Racer
  • Interceptor from Mad Max
  • The Iron Giant
  • Chucky
  • Motorbike inspired by Akira
  • Bigfoot Monster Truck
  • Battletoads
  • Characters from Joust
  • Lara Croft
  • Batmobile from the TV show
  • DeLorean from Back to the Future
  • Mobile Suit Gundam
  • King-Kong
  • Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything
  • The Joker and Harley Quinn
  • Tracer from Overwatch

That’s just a start. Get your bingo cards ready.

The new trailer came with a new poster that has a bit of an anatomical problem.


The cast is led by Tye Sheridan (hopefully with legs that are proportional to the rest of him), and includes Simon Pegg, T.J. MillerMark RylanceBen Mendelsohn, Olivia Cooke, and Hannah John-Kamen. Direcetd by Steve Spielberg with a script from Zak Penn and Eric Eason

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.

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