'Ready Player Two': Everything We Know So Far

'Ready Player One', Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's bestselling novel, is getting a sequel.

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Ernest Cline's 2011 bestseller Ready Player One received a film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg in 2018. The author confirmed that a film sequel is also in early development back in 2020 called Ready Player Two which will pick up shortly after the events of the first story.


What Is The Plot Of 'Ready Player Two'?

According to Looper, the last movie ended with Wade inheriting James Halliday's huge fortune and total control of the OASIS. Wade decides to release the new tech ONI to the world but Samantha believes the headset could have terrible consequences in the wrong hands. Even for those who have read the second book, there are surely going to be a few surprises in store.


The book was published in November of last year, as per The Hollywood Reporter, and in it, Wade must face off a dangerous and powerful new rival, who is willing to kill millions to get what he wants. 

Who Is Cast In 'Ready Player Two'?

It is likely that those who return will include 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. So far only Olivia Cookie, who plays Samantha/Art3mi, has confirmed that she'll return. She told Digital Spy, "I've signed my life away, so I'm contracted to sequels but I don't know [if they're happening]. I haven't heard anything. We'll see." 


When Will 'Ready Player Two' Release?

There's no information about that as of now. Author Ernest Cline spoke with Inverse saying that the film is in early stages, adding, "I can tell from the experience of making the first movie that everybody had a lot of fun. We talked about the possibility of there being a Ready Player Two when we 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."


Speaking if the first film did justice to his book, he shared, "I do think it did it justice. I don’t know where this idea came from, that a film adaptation is supposed to be a by-the-numbers recreation of the story of the novel. Because it never has been. Not in The Wizard of Oz. Not in The Lord of The Rings. Never once has an adaptation not had to change things because it’s two different mediums, and things that work on the page do not work on film always. Some people walk into the theater and fold their arms and think it better be exactly like the book. But why would you want to have that exact same experience?" We'll just have to wait and see what's in store for fans in the upcoming sequel!