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Will READY PLAYER ONE Be More Than Just a Bunch of Easter Eggs?

Will READY PLAYER ONE Be More Than Just a Bunch of Easter Eggs?

A new trailer for Ready Player One dropped this weekend, and it had another big basket of Easter eggs for us to hunt down. But will the movie be more than just a collection of pop culture goodies? We discussed that on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with our first look at season two of Jessica Jones, and calculated the odds for the craziest The Last Jedi theories out there.

Joining host Jessica Chobot today were Nerdist producers Kate Meyers and Jason Nguyen, along with science editor Kyle Hill, and they kicked things off with the latest look at Ready Player One. What did we think of it? With Steven Spielberg directing can it be more than just a trip down nostalgia lane? Can a film that is half live-action/half-CGI work? And what about that absurd new poster featuring the world’s longest leg? How many people at the studio saw this and said, “Sure! Looks 100% normal!”

We also got a trailer for Jessica Jones season two. Did we like it? Do we hope they continue to develop the story of her dealing with PTSD? Will they be able to come up with a better villain than season one’s David Tennant? And will she be able to rescue Marvel after The Defenders flopped?

Finally, it is finally Star Wars week, with The Last Jedi coming to theaters on Thursday. So to get ready we ranked the odds (without spoilers) for the craziest theories on a scale of “possible” to “no f***ing way.” Is Rey really a reincarnated Snoke or Anakin? Will Han Solo appear as a force ghost or turn up alive? Is Snoke the first Jedi in history? And not only could Kylo and Rey be siblings, is he the one who left her on Jakku?

Tune in every weekday with us when Nerdist News Talks Back airs live at 1:00 p.m. PT on our YouTube and Alpha channels. There are a lot less Easter eggs than in Ready Player One, but that’s a good thing.

We still want to hear from you though, so talk back to us in the comments below about today’s topics.

Images: Warner Bros. Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm

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