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– by Seth McDonald

**THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR READY PLAYER ONE**

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While making the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel, legendary director Steven Spielberg wanted to keep Easter Eggs from his own films out of Ready Player One. His only exception was the famed DeLorean from Back to the Future (a film Spielberg was a producer on). Spielberg recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and explained how the visual effects crew snuck one in on him:

“I think a lot of the digital artists were trying to get some of their favorite ’80s cultural references in there, you know? And having seen every shot 30 times as we go through all the different steps from pre-viz to animatic to final, I started noticing little things. They snuck a gremlin in… I said, ‘Well, I guess it’s too late to take that guy out.’ So he survived the cut.”

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The 80s are filled with Spielbergy goodness, so it is hard to blame the crew for trying to sneak some things in here and there. Noticing Easter Eggs is a huge part of the film’s appeal, at least for me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Another reference to the 80s franchise is the box that holds the orb in the film, is the same box that the mogwai Gizmo was delivered in.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly