A sequel to Ready Player One movie has been highly anticipated, given the upcoming release of the Ready Player Two book. For all the details on a potential movie adaptation, here’s what we know about the Ready Player Two movie:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
Ready Player Two picks up five years after the events of Ready Player One. Wade Watts and the High Five have been protecting the OASIS (their virtual reality world) from what’s left of IOI (the global telecommunications conglomerate that attempted to take over OASIS), as well as continuing to rebuild the world.
But they face a new challenge, tougher than any they’ve faced before, when their arch-nemesis Nolan Sorrento (former Head of Operations for IOI) escapes from prison and is bent on revenge.
Ready Player Two will be published in November 2020. See more details about the Ready Player Two book here.
What format will it be? Will the Ready Player Two adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
If it happens, it’ll most likely be a feature movie.
Who’s behind it?
Warner Bros., who was responsible for the original Ready Player One movie, owns the film rights to the Ready Player One franchise and any future sequels, including Ready Player Two.
What’s the status of the Ready Player Two adaptation?
A movie adaptation of Ready Player Two has not currently been announced by Warner Bros. However, given the Ready Player One movie’s success at the box office, chances are decent that a sequel could be made.
If the movie does get made, it may be without Steven Spielberg at the helm, considering that he’s described Ready Player One as the third hardest film he’s ever made, due to the heavy special effects and the tech involved in the plotline.
Who’s in the cast?
Tye Sheridan has expressed a desire to reprise his role as Parzival (Wade). Olivia Cooke, who plays Art3mis (Samantha) in the Ready Player One movie, is also contractually attached to return in sequels.
Given that the project has not yet been greenlit, no official casting details have been released yet.
When will it be released?
Currently not in development.
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Ready Player Two Movie Development Timeline
November 24, 2020 Ready Player Two (novel) is released.