The adaptation of Ernest Cline’s beloved pop-culture rich novel, Ready Player One was indeed a fun ride (in the Delorean from Back to the Future no less). Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film pulled in nearly $600 million dollars worldwide. With that type of success, it is likely that we will get a sequel at some point, even if there is (currently) no sequel to the book. Olivia Cooke, who played, Art3mis in the film recently spoke with DigitalSpy and said why there is no official movement on a sequel, she is under contract for future films.
“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. I don’t think there’s a Ready Player Two book, I don’t know if they’d want to write that first?”
It is worth mentioning that Ernest Cline did confirm last year he is writing a sequel novel, but said he couldn’t comment on it.
“I can’t talk about it too much, but there’s no better inspiration for a writer [than] to return to a world they’ve already worked on when they’re watching Steven Spielberg bring that world to life.”
One of the more recent movies that took me back to my childhood and showed me a world that I definitely want to see more of. I enjoyed all the characters and especially enjoyed how Spielberg handled the fate of the real world being decided by a battle in a digital world, unlike some other films (I’m looking at you Matrix sequels).
That being said, don’t take this as a sure thing. Nowadays, actors are often locked down for multiple films just in case a movie does well enough to warrant a sequel. It is, however, completely within the studio’s right NOT to exercise their right to cast them in the sequel, or even create a sequel.
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