If you aren’t already super stoked for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s New York Times bestselling novel Ready Player One, which is best described as The Matrix meets Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, perhaps learning that T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley) has a role in the film might pique your interest. Miller’s character, however, is not featured in the novel but was written specifically for him at the request of Spielberg, who (like anyone who enjoys hilarious people) has been a fan of Miller’s for a long time.
While speaking to Fandango, Miller revealed a few details on his character, i-R0k. Here’s what he shared:
“I’m not in the book. Some plot points are different, but I’m the only new character. I play i-R0k and basically I am a funny, or at least mildly amusing, Boba Fett. In the OASIS, I am a better player than Aech or Daito or any of those guys. I am sort of unequivocally the best bounty hunter, but I work freelance. While all the Sixers work for IOI and Sorrento, he has to commission me and I get an incredibly high fee to either find people and kill them or make them starve in the game.”
The actor also spoke a bit about how he created the voice, modeling it after everyone’s favorite bounty hunter from the Star Wars universe:
“I actually mimicked Boba Fett’s voice. And in the original Star Wars he only ever speaks four or five times in the movies, so I could only learn from ‘What about me? He’s no good to me dead.’ And then ‘As you wish.’ And I used the British actor’s voice instead of the f—ing Australian’s from the prequels – Lucas, you son of a bitch! – and so, I think it’s actually a really fun character.”
The actor shared a ton of other interesting tidbits about the film, so I highly recommend checking out the full interview over on Fandango. In addition to Miller, the cast also features Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg.
Ready Player One is slated for a March 30, 2018 release.
Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up
Every year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.
I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.
If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!