Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the Ready Player One cover for this week’s issue, which includes an interview with cast member Lena Waithe.
Steven Spielberg will bring author Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One to the big screen with a feature film adaptation that explores the consequences of constantly looking backward and questions of identity. Actress Lena Waithe, who plays Aech, explained why she believes her character is a “positive symbol of everyone who wishes to live an identity that’s different than the one they’re born into”:
“She’s pretending to be something she isn’t, but in that sense it’s still really her personality. She had to have that swagger, that confidence. That’s a privilege that maybe she doesn’t have in the real world.”
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From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.
Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Lena Waithe, T. J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, Win Morisaki and Philip Zhao.
Ready Player One will be released in theaters on March 29, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
5 Superheroes That Deserve Their Own Video Game Universe
World building and universe building are not new. These writing techniques have been around for centuries, long before we even started writing our stories down. I always considered Beowulf to be the precursor to superheroes and comics. However, due to the overwhelming success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the CW DC Universe (or Arrowverse), it seems that the universal world building that has been in comics for three-quarters of a century has finally become a major storytelling point in both the film and TV worlds of superheroes.
Between Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy (Batman: Arkham Origins was developed by WB Games Montreal), Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Insomniac Games establishing that their Spider-Man game will be the anchor point for a new Spider-Man universe, and the announcement from earlier this year of a multi-year, multi-game deal between Marvel and developer/publisher Square Enix it seems like the video games will be the next place where sprawling superhero stories will be told.
Hit Next to learn about 5 superheroes that deserve their own video game universe!