All of geek history in one 2 minute trailer.
The new trailer for Ready Player One is finally out and it’s filled with action, adventure, and…
A TON OF GEEKY POP CULTURE REFERENCES!
Like this shot, which features the Mach 5 from Speed Racer, the van from The A-Team, Ryu from Street Fighter, the Batmobile, and the Interceptor from Mad Max 2.
Deathstroke from DC comics also makes a brief appearance.
These dragon heads could be a reference to one of two things: Mortal Kombat or Double Dragon.
This shot features Madballs, which are these weird toys from the ’80s that you almost definitely forgot existed.
Here is the famous DeLorean from Back to the Future, and the emblem of the Thundercats.
On the right side of this frame you can see Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.
Also, Commander Shepard from Mass Effect on the left side, Blanka from Street Fighter in the back, and behind the bar is someone in a red hat used by the members of the eighties group Devo.
Here we see Akira’s motorcycle from the anime film of the same name.
And on it are stickers of Wonder Woman, Miss Pac-Man, and The Greatest American Hero.
You can see Chucky doing some sick martial arts moves during the big battle scene.
This sign for “Delta City” is a reference to RoboCop.
And the monster truck Big Foot can also be spotted in this scene.
King Kong can be found atop the Empire State Building, of course.
And the dance floor in this scene is an homage to Saturday Night Fever.
And then you can catch a glimpse of the Joker and Harley Quinn.
Another flash of the fight scene features Chun-Li from Street Fighter.
Also, Cassie Cage from Mortal Kombat, Tracer from Overwatch, and Lara Croft from Tomb Raider (again).
This weapon is a modified version of the one Max Rockatansky uses in Mad Max.
During this rain of films, you can see the cover art for Batman, (1989), Full Metal Jacket, and Scarface.
This guy holding up a boombox is almost definitely a tribute to the famous scene in Say Anything.
Oh, and there’s Deadshot from DC comics too.
The Mobile Suit Gundam from the 1979 anime also participates in the battle.
And finally, we see the Iron Giant, from the animated movie of the same name.
Here’s the full trailer. See if you can spot any other hidden references to your favorite pop culture icons:
And if all that is just in the trailer, can you imagine what the movie will be like?
This post was translated from Spanish.