Halo Spartans Spotted In New Ready Player One Trailer

Jurassic Park, King Kong, Halo, and more spotted in the latest trailer.


The Ready Player One novel features a ton of pop culture references, but the film is taking this to a higher degree more relevant to the audience that will be strapping in to watch. In the latest trailer, a few new cameos can be seen including Spartans from the Halo universe.

A Jurassic Park cameo appears in this new trailer, which makes sense considering Ready Player One is directed by Stephen Spielberg, along with King Kong and the soldiers pictures in the gif above. Halo certainly reached pop culture relevance at the height of its popularity and its inclusion is just one of the many fun ones that millennials will be able to cling to. 

Ready Player One features The Oasis, a virtual world riddled with unique character creations and pop culture influences like the DeLorean, Iron Giant, and Duke Nukem. On March 29, 2018, we'll all have to engage in repeat viewings to be able to spot all the easter eggs. Check out the new trailer in full below.

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    February 15, 2018 9:48 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Halo Spartans Spotted In New Ready Player One Trailer

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      February 15, 2018 2:43 PM

      Does anyone know how the licenses for the content works? I mean, they are hundreds of different characters, all from different universes and owned by different companies, wouldnt it cost a fortune to mix all those IPs together? Dont they have to ask permission, for each individual IP?

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        February 15, 2018 3:15 PM

        I'd be curious to see how it all played out, but I imagine the gyst of it is "Steven Spielberg wants to put your character in a movie that's going to make absolutely assloads of money" and I imagine the IP holders for the most part, jumped at the opportunity.

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          February 15, 2018 3:58 PM

          I'm sure that's exactly what it is. It was probably a five-minute conversation, tops, with most of the license holders once Spielberg's name was brought up.

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            February 15, 2018 4:05 PM

            some of our acquaintances have been on this, from the context of being asked - yes, they have to ask specifically for each thing. the IP holders can ask for more details about the context of the usage.

            in the example i'd heard about, the IP holder also said 'no'

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            February 15, 2018 4:06 PM

            Microsoft probably got a better deal after the debacle that was the "A.I." license.

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