That was Duke Nukem in the Ready Player One Trailer

Lost in the shuffle of movie trailers at SDCC 2017 was a cameo from Duke Nukem in Ready Player One. Hail to the King, Baby!


San Diego Comic-Con 2017 is over, but the hype is spilling over into this week. After a closer look at the Ready Player One trailer, Maddog_Delphi97 posted a thread on our Chatty forum about a beloved video game character appearing at 1 minute and 30 seconds. 

Let's take a closer look.

Jeans, check. Flat top haircut, check. Rocket launcher, check. If only there was a way to confirm this...

Well that settles it. Duke Nukem is in the Ready Player One trailer. Hail to the King, Baby!


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