Ready Player One is set for a March 30th, 2018 and now they have found their Wade Watts. Tye Sheridan who got his big break in Mud and will be playing Scott Summers AKA Cyclops in the upcoming release of X-Men: Age of Apocalypse has been cast to play Wade Watts.
“In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.”
Now that the lead role is locked down and we have also seen that Olivia Cooke will be playing Samantha Evelyn Cook / Art3mis and Ben Mendelsohn will be playing Nolan Sorrento there’s still no word on whether Spielberg can get Gene Wilder to come out of retirement to play OASIS creator James Halliday a Willy Wonka type character whom many people feel would be great choice.
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