Like its unique novel penned by Ernest Cline, the Prepared Participant One film is full of popular culture references, and opposite to preliminary reviews, Star Wars is amongst them. Final week, director Steven Spielberg confirmed that after we go to the OASIS later this month on the large display screen, there shall be Star Wars Easter eggs sprinkled all through the story. Nonetheless, do not count on to see any references to the prequel trilogy or present Star Wars motion pictures, as that does not match inside the nostalgic time interval that influences this digital world. Spielberg stated:
It’s price noting that Prepared Participant One‘s references do not solely hail from 1980s leisure. There are some nods to 1990s popular culture as properly, as evidenced by the Iron Large working round and a T-rex from Jurassic Park rampaging. In actual fact, if we actually needed to separate hairs, then technically The Phantom Menace would qualify, as that got here out in 1999. However, Steven Spielberg’s reasoning to Yahoo Films does make sense. In 1977, A New Hope kicked off the franchise that is nonetheless taking the world by storm, and The Empire Strikes Again and Return of the Jedi adopted in 1980 and 1983, respectively. These three motion pictures had been enormously influential on popular culture within the 1980s, so it will be bizarre to not reference them not directly throughout Prepared Participant One. The newer Star Wars motion pictures have definitely been standard, however since they do not into the popular culture period throughout which OASIS creator Ogden Morrow grew up, they do not make the reduce.
Fortunately for Steven Spielberg, he did not have any concern acquiring the precise to reference Star Wars, and different film studios, recreation firms and toy firms had been additionally very happy with the director utilizing their mental property for Prepared Participant One. As for the Star Wars references thrown into the film, Spielberg famous that followers needs to be looking out for R2-D2 and an X-Wing starfighter within the “periphery of the portray.” Apart from customers within the OASIS attending to work together with character automobiles and different parts from 1980s and 1990s popular culture, these references are necessary within the hunt for the Easter egg Ogden Morrow left behind earlier than his dying. Whoever finds that Easter egg will get hold of Morrow’s fortune and acquire management of the OASIS.