|Directed by||:||Steven Spielberg||Produced by||:||Steven Spielberg, Donald De Line||Screenplay by||:||Zak Penn, Ernest Cline||Based on||:||Ready Player One by Ernest Cline||Starring||:||Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller||Cinematography||:||Janusz Kamiński||Production company||:||Warner Bros.|
'Ready Player One' Poster Has at Least 15 Easter Eggs
No one should really be surprised that the Ready Player One movie will contain a bunch of nods and easter eggs connected to other sci-fi and fantasy movies. After all, the plot of the novel on which the film is based is literally about people finding easter eggs inside of an immersive virtual reality world. But even the poster for the film alone has at least fifteen easter eggs hiding in plain sight.
On Tuesday, Warner Bros released the official full poster for Ready Player One. In it, Wade Watts poses triumphantly, twice. Once as his real-world self, and again as his virtual reality avatar, “Parzival,” next to his friend an ally, Art3mis.
But there are a lot of other references going on in this poster, too. Because the OASIS — the virtual reality world of Ready Player One — is mostly based on the Eighties, nearly all of the references in the poster seem to recall the pop culture of the Eighties, too. Here’s everything you might have missed.