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Ready Player Two: Release Date | Adaptation | Cast


David Mudd

Will “Ready Player Two” ever happen? Here is the answer to the question thousands of people have in their minds. So yes, “Ready Player Two,” a sci-fi series by Steven Spielberg, will be released in the upcoming few years, and work on this has already been started, stated by Ernest Cline himself. It’s a sequel to the live-action adaptation of the debut novel of Ernest Cline. This movie is produced by Warner Bros. The first part of the movie is an imaginative spin on the concept of Science fiction. The movie is based in the year 2045.  

The science fiction novel “Ready Player One,” by Ernest Cline in 2011, was amongst the best seller books and has been translated into more than 35 languages and formed the base for its live-action adaptation released in 2018. Its sequel movie is soon going to be released in the theatres of North America. 

Plot of Ready Player Two

As per Ernest Cline, the sequel to his first novel adaptation took place just after nine days when the protagonist of the play, Wade Watts, wins James Halliday’s hunt, a Scavenger Hunt, and after winning, Watts is awarded with the ownership of the Virtual game named OASIS. In the movie, most of the world has invested in that game. The first part of the adaptation ends with Watts who becomes the game owner, takes control over the whole game, and becomes the richest man in the world. 

Suppose, the upcoming live-action adaptation follows the novel written by Cline as “Ready Player One” sequel. In that case, Wade will be seen discovering a new technology that is invented by Halliday that makes him experience all of the senses in the virtual World.

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Adaptation of Ready Player Two

The movie “Ready Player One” is an adaptation of the novel written by an American author, Ernest Cline. This novel of Ernest Cline is his debut novel which was published in 2011. The filming of this novel started after six years of its release in the year 2016. Finally, this live-action adaptation of the first novel, “Ready Player One,” was ready and released in 2018. 

Though the sequel of this novel, “Ready Player Two” was announced back in 2015 by the author himself, he didn’t start writing it until 2017. Then finally, the sequel is published and released in the year 2020. 

This novel ranked first place in ‘The New York Times Best Sellers List.’ In December 2020, Ernest Cline assured that the adaptation of the sequel of his debut novel “Ready Player Two” was in progress. The development is in its initial stage, and the shooting will finally begin by the end of 2021.

Director of “Ready Player Two”

Steven Alan Spielburg is a well-known American Director and also an award-winning producer and a screenwriter. He is the most commercially successful man in history. He began his career in the New Hollywood Era. 

He was awarded with several prestigious awards that include two Academic Awards for the Best Director, a Kennedy Center Honor, Cecil B. DeMille Award, etc. Some of the box-office hits given by Spielburg to the film industry include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘The adventure of Tintern,’ ‘Ready Player One,’ and many more. 

He is the one who continues to direct new and amazing movies every year for the entertainment of the audience. “Ready Player One” is the major highlight of this legendary filmmaker. Also, Spielfeild himself claims that it is the third hardest movie he directed out of dozens of blockbusters.

This adaptation of Ernest’s debut novel with the same title is one of the most famous science fiction movies directed by Steven Spielberg. It is one of the biggest box offices and earned over $580 worldwide. 

It is assumed that Spielberg would return as a director for the sequel of “Ready Player One” because the timeline would theoretically allow him to return as the movie he is directing currently would be released by December 2021. However, it is not confirmed yet who will be the director of “Ready Release Two” because the movie is in a very early stage of development.

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The Cast of “Ready Player Two”

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Featuring the Talented Cast of Ready Player Two

The cast of this live-action adaptation of “Ready Player Two” hasn’t been finalized yet because Ernest Cline published the novel in the year 2020 itself. None of the cast members came out in front publicly and announced their involvement in the multiple movies in the franchise except one. Though the movie is in its early stage, it is assumed that Warner Bros. would move forward to this movie with the same cast members. 

Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts

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Ready Player lacks the magic of the original novel!

Tye Kayle Sheridan is a well-known American actor as well as producer. He is famous for the role of Wade Watts that he played in the live-action adaptation “Ready Player One,” which was released on March 29’ 2018. “Ready Player One” is also one of his recent works. 

It is assumed that he will be seen in its sequel as well, with the same role he played in the first one. He is amongst the lead characters in this blockbuster sci-fi film, produced by Warner Bros.

He worked in so many dramas, series and movies as well. Along with “Ready Player One,”’ some of his best-known works include the ‘X-Men film series,’ ‘Mud,’ ‘Joe,’ ‘The Yellow Bird,’ etc.

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Lena Waithe as Helen/Aech

Lena Waithe is an American screenwriter, producer, and actress. She wrote so many Netflix Drama Series of multiple genres that include ’The Chi,’ ‘Boomerang,’ etc. She too wrote and produced a crime thriller named ‘Queen & Slim.’ This Steven Speilberg movie is the big-screen debut of Lena Waithe. 

She gained worldwide recognition when she was announced as the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding writing styles for comedy series in 2017.

She was part of the cast in “Ready Player One,” a sci-fi and adventure movie by Steven Spielberg, in 2018. Lena Waithe, in that movie, played the role of a Robot named Helen/Aech. She was portrayed as a larger-than-life robot and the loyal best friend of the play’s protagonist in the virtual world named OASIS.

Hopefully, in the sequel, we get to see her! 

Olivia Cookie as Art3mis/Samantha

Olivia Cookie is an English actress. Olivia Cookie is well-known for working in multiple shows, dramas, movies in a wide array of genres such as thriller, comedy, horror, mystical, sci-fi, etc. 

Some of the most famous works of Olivia Cookie include ‘Bates Motel,’ a thriller drama series, ‘Ouija,’ a horror movie, ‘Me and Earl and the Dying girl,’ ‘Ready Player One,’ a sci-fi.

She starred in the box office hit of Steven Speilberg’s “Ready Player One” as Art3mis/Samantha. This movie is a sci-fi adventure released in 2018. She is portrayed as a rebel character in the virtual reality world of OASIS in the movie. 

Only she is the one in the whole cast of “Ready Player One” who publicly announced in an interview that she had signed the contract to the sequel of this particular movie.

Ben Mendelsohn as Sorrento

Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn is an Australian Actor. He started his acting career as a teenager in Australian Cinema. ‘Animal Kingdom,’ ‘The Knight Rises,’ ‘Darkest Hour,’ Speilberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ are some of his well-known works. 

Ben Mendelsohn plays the role of Nolan Sorrento in the movie “Ready Player One.” He is portrayed as an evil character, a power-craving CEO, who wants to take control over the virtual world named OASIS. 

In the sequel of the book, there is a plot point where Nolan Sorrento escapes from prison. If the movie “Ready Player Two” follows the book again, then Nolan Sorrento is assumed to be seen in the story’s sequel. 

 Mark Rylance as James Halliday

Mark Rylance is a multi-talented man as an English writer, theatre director, and playwright. He made his debut in the citizen’s theatre in 1980. He won many awards in his career for many movies he starred in. Such as the Oliver Award for best actor for both ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ and ‘Jerusalem,’ Three Tony Awards for ‘Broadway,’ Best Actor Award for ‘Boeing Boeing,’ and ‘Jerusalem,’ etc. 

He plays the role of James Halliday in the live-action adaptation of the novel of the same name “Ready Player One.” Mark Rylance plays the role of James Halliday, who is portrayed as a creator of OASIS, a virtual world. Though it is not clear yet, hopefully, the audience gets to see him in the upcoming sequel of “Ready Player One.”

‘Ready Player Two,” Release Date

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Featuring a still from the sci-fi, Ready Player

The Release Date of this sequel of “Ready Player One” hasn’t been officially announced yet. It’s just that the process of making this live-action adaptation has already been started, but nothing is clear about its release.

But indeed, it will take a while, as it took eight years to acquire the rights over “Ready Player One” to finally release this movie in the theaters so that the general public can give it a watch. Hopefully, this time, it will not take as long as the first one because this time, Warner Bros. can be somewhat confident that now there is an audience for this franchise that earlier wasn’t there.

It is assumed that “Ready Player Two” might get released in the first half of 2023. There might be delays and scheduling conflicts in the path. In that case, its release would be delayed to 2024. 


The sequel of the movie ‘Ready Player One” consists of many new things for the audience to watch. The upcoming movie also has a lot of surprises for those who have already read the book. It is interesting to see how everything that occurred in the sequel of Ernest’s debut novel fits tidily in a two-hour movie period. 

Still, there is not too much revealed about “Ready Player Two,” but it would definitely become a blockbuster like its first part. This adventure science fiction would surely blow your mind. 

This movie by Steven Speilberg would be an excellent watch for every sci-fi lover. So, do watch it on its release.