Ready Player Two? – TBD (Rumored)
With Ready Player One bringing in nearly $583 million at the box office upon its release in 2018, it only seemed like a matter of time before Steven Spielberg would return to the direct, or at least produce, the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s followup novel Ready Player Two. And while nothing definitive has been announced by the filmmaker’s Amblin Entertainment or Warner Bros. Pictures, according to Cline himself, the big screen version of his sequel is in the early stages of development as he revealed in a late 2020 Inverse interview.
There aren’t a lot of details regarding the project at this stage in the game, but with Ready Player Two (the novel) picking up with protagonist Wade Watts shortly after the first novel ends, it almost seems like a foregone conclusion that Tye Sheridan would be returning if and when the film is given the official greenlight. But with lukewarm reception to the novel upon its release, the future of the Ready Player Two movies largely remains up in the air at this point.