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Ernest Cline Drops The Best News About Ready Player Two

It was only a matter of time before Ernest Cline's 2011 bestseller Ready Player One was turned into a movie. After all, the novel is so stuffed to the brim with pop culture references and highly cinematic sequences that it was basically begging to make the jump to the big screen. In 2018, the fans finally got the Ready Player One film adaptation, which was every bit as impressive-looking and Easter egg-laden as one might have hoped.  

In 2020, the world discovered that Cline still had plenty of pop culture references at his disposal when he dropped the sequel to his mega-hit novel — the aptly titled Ready Player Two. Understandably, speculation about the follow-up's potential movie treatment immediately started running rife. Now, the author has thrown his two cents into the discussion around Ready Player Two – and it turns out that he has a mighty fine announcement for fans. 

Ernest Cline confirms that a Ready Player Two movie is in the works

In an interview with Inverse, Cline revealed that a Ready Player Two movie is indeed in the works. 

"It's in the early stages right now, especially since Hollywood is in limbo right now. But I can tell from the experience of making the first movie that everybody had a lot of fun," Cline told the outlet.

He also noted that some extremely preliminary discussions about a potential Ready Player Two movie took place before its predecessor even premiered, though he tried to keep these discussions and his own writing process separate. "We talked about the possibility of there being a Ready Player Two when we were making Ready Player One," said Cline. "In Hollywood, you never know. I really tried my best to focus on just writing a sequel to my book."  

The fact that the movie is already in the works is, of course, excellent news for fans of the Metaverse. And even if the Ready Player Two movie takes two or three years to make, the wait would still be much shorter than the seven-year gap between the book and the movie versions of Ready Player One.