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We Totally Missed Christine in the ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer!

The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One hit out of Comic-Con over the weekend, and oh boy was it loaded with pop culture references.

Everyone from Harley Quinn to Freddy Krueger (yes, Freddy Krueger in a Spielberg movie!!) made brief appearances in the trailer, alongside the Iron Giant, the DeLorean, the cycle from Akira, and even Duke Nukem!

But there’s one little nod in the trailer that I admit to totally missing. At the 1:41 mark, Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” begins playing and we see a bunch of cars lined up for a race. Among the cars is the A-Team van and even the killer vehicle from Stephen King (and John Carpenter’s) Christine!

Oddly enough, we also learned last week that Christine (a red 1958 Plymouth Fury) will also be making a cameo appearance in this year’s The Dark Tower!

In the book, written by Ernest Cline…

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.”

The cast includes Tye Sheridan, T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Hannah John-Kamen, Olivia Cooke and Ralph Ineson.

Look for it on March 30, 2018.



  • Brando

    Was it ever explained in the book why the kids of 2044 would be so nostalgic for the 1980s?

    • Khy

      Because the writer is a middle aged man. That’s basically it

    • peterpunn

      Because the guy who created the OASIS was obsessed with the 80s. And when he dies he leaves clues in the game to find his “treasure” – basically his fortune and control over the game. The clues are all based on 80s movies, music and games. This leads to everyone digging into the 80s because that would be a path to instant wealth and fame.

      • Brando

        Thanks for the answer! I had the book a while back but passed it on to someone that I thought would like it better than myself.

        • Justin McGill

          Basically if Willy Wonka were an 80s kid. There’s a reason Spielberg was trying to convince Gene Wilder to take the role as the elusive creator of The Oasis. Wilder opted out and sadly passed away shortly after.

  • Necro

    All the different references to all the different things is really cool!

  • zombie84_41

    This movie looks so dope and looks like a return for Spielberg. After all his boring snoozefest shit.

  • Neto Ribeiro

    And Lara Croft next to it!

    • Leo

      Whoah, completely missed her!

  • Frank Popp Jr.
  • Frank Popp Jr.

    …and this one bc its so cool to see christine and the delorean racing each other..

  • Michael Huxel

    The Iron Giant reference makes my heart explode with joy. Still love that movie. Also, it’s not only 80s references because the Iron Giant was later then that

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