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25 Easter Eggs in the READY PLAYER ONE Trailer

Over the weekend, Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Ready Player One dropped a new trailer and reintroduced fans to Ernest Cline’s virtual sci-fi future. Within the artificial world known as the Oasis, several pop culture icons appear to exist alongside Wade Watts, the main character of the story. And while Wade’s quest for the ultimate treasure of the Oasis is engaging, we can’t take our eyes off of the incredible lineup of guest characters we’ve seen since Who Framed Roger Rabbit. That’s why today’s Nerdist News is running down 25 Easter Eggs from the latest Ready Player One trailer.

Join host and the first Artemis in the Oasis, Jessica Chobot, as she plays Street Fighter bingo with the appearances of Ryu, Blanka, Sagat, and Chun-Li, in addition to blowing our minds with a Back to the Future style Delorean that has K.I.T.T.’s light bar from Knight Rider. Perhaps the most unexpected thing was the cameo by the Battletoads as they led an army into battle. That’s right, Rash, Zitz, and Pimple are making their big screen debut!

In fact, there are a lot of familiar faces that show up in that footage, including Lara Croft, Tracer from Overwatch, King Kong, Joker, Harley Quinn, Deathstroke, Chucky, and even the freakin’ Iron Giant. And if that’s not enough, then perhaps Adam West‘s Batmobile, Speed Racer‘s Mach 5, Kaneda’s motorcycle from Akira, or the RX-78 Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam will satisfy you. Under three minutes of footage gave us enough cameos to fill an entire movie. Now, we can’t wait to see the characters that Spielberg will save to surprise us when the film hits on March 30, 2018.

What’s your favorite Easter Egg from the Ready Player One trailer? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

Images: Warner Bros. Pictures/Amblin Partners

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