'Ready Player One': First Image Reveals Tye Sheridan's Protagonist and Easter Eggs


For fans of sci-fi movies that revolve around eighties pop-culture nostalgia, and who weren't satisfied by Guardians of the Galaxy, Steven Spielberg's upcoming Ready Player One may do the trick.

Fittingly, the first look we get of the film is of Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, a.k.a. Parzival, hanging out in his OASIS gear in his self-proclaimed "fortress of solitude".

This image definitely captures the image of the inside of the stacked mobile homes in Ernie Cline's novel. It's cool that the actor who played Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse is wearing a visor once again, and who knows? But of course, you can't blame Hollywood for following the time-honored tradition of casting attractive people for every role.

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In Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One, there is a happy escape: The OASIS, a virtual reality wonderland that is saturated in a love of all-things-'80s, Entertainment Weekly reports. Cline said, "His work directly influenced the narrative and the way that I told the story". If you look closely at the high-res image, you can spot a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe lunch box on Wade's table, and some Garbage Pail Kids stickers nearby on the wall. However, there hasn't been much info released on the film. If this movie actually delivers on what it's promising, this might just be the quintessential 1980s throwback film against which all others are judged, until our current crop of movies become fashionably retro instead.

Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives.