Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One was a massive hit. And now the fans are waiting for the Ready Player Two movie release date. Well, the fans are waiting for the sequel ever since the first part came out. However, it looks like the production of the sequel is going slow. Earlier, it was reported that the movie is in “early stages.” However, it has been super long since we heard any updates on the “Ready Player Two” movie. So, where are we with the movie currently?
The first part, Ready Player One is based on the novel by Ernest Cline. The novel came out in 2011, and it was adapted into a movie in 2018. Just like that, the fans are still on their toes waiting for the sequel. The film tells how society becomes over-dependent on technology. And how each coming generation has an unhealthy obsession with the past or nostalgia. It is set in 2045, and the majority of humans use OASIS, a virtual reality simulation that helps them to escape the real world.
The film earned over $580 million worldwide. These numbers can definitely push Warner Bros for a sequel. Moreover, the makers also have enough sources for the plot of the second part. Yes, Ernest Cline has dropped the second part of the book.
So, how soon will we get the Ready Player Two movie?
Ready Player Two Movie Release Date
Unfortunately, there is not much info available on “Ready Player Two” at this point. All we know is that it’s in the “early stages.” Earlier, the author of the novel, Ernest Cline has a convo with Inverse about the film’s development. There he mentioned how the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered numerous productions. Also, it has turned everything to be in a state of flux. He continues by saying that he can tell from the experience of making the first movie that everybody had a lot of fun on the set. He shared how everyone talked about the possibility of ‘Ready Player Two’; while they were making ‘Ready Player One.’ In Hollywood, you never know. I really tried my best to focus on just writing a sequel to my book.”
It took eight years for Warner Bros to acquire the rights to “ready Player One.” Hopefully, the sequel will not take that much amount of time. However, with no updates on development, production, and filming, we still are unsure of “Ready Player Two” arriving anytime soon. Although, it looks like the sequel is a possibility, when it will arrive is the big question.
Plot and Cast
Even thou, we believe all the primary members from the original film will return to the sequel, there is one cast member who has confirmed her attendance. . Back in 2018, Olivia Cookie, who plays Samantha/Art3mis in the film stated in an interview that she has signed my life away. Hence, she is contracted to sequels. But, she does not know [if they’re happening]. She said that she does not have any info on the sequel. The fans hope that the sequel doesn’t collide with the filming of her HBO series, “House of Dragons.”
Meanwhile, other characters from the film haven’t talked about their presence in the sequel yet. But if they do return, the audience will see Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, Lena Waithe as Helen/Aech, Win Morisaki as Toshiro/Daito, Philip Zhao as Zhou/Sho, Mark Rylance as James Halliday, and Simon Pegg as Ogden Morrow.
In part 2 of the book, there is the storyline where Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) escapes from prison, so he might also be a part of the new project.
As for the plot, the film will take inspiration from the sequel of the book “Ready Player Two” released in 2020. The story will be set after the events of the first book. In the new book, the High Five have dispersed all across the globe. Everyone is engaged in their own activity say vacations. But, the main characters will surely reunite for more adventure, missions, and thriller.
In the meantime, watch Ready Player One here.