Shocking, we know, but Ready Player One is a highly anticipated film release around here, and we’re gettin more excited as each new Warner Bros. thing gets posted.
Last week, we not only got a brand new RP1 film poster, but it also had the first look at three of the super important characters/personalities. Today, Warner Bros. UK posted these five character posters of the ‘High Five’, the first OASIS users to get on the Hunt’s scoreboard.
Okay, so a little background: the main plot of “Ready Player One” the book is the egg hunt created by OASIS co-creator James Halliday. After his death, he releases a video called Anorak’s Invitation which tells the world about the hunt for this golden egg, and drops the first few clues. There are three gates in the Quest, each with a key to open them, and a scoreboard appears to display the names of the first avatars to find the keys and open the gates.
The High Five are the first five to find the first key, and the first five through the first gate. Some of the golden egg hunters assume the nickname Gunters.
We’ve got main character Parzival/Wade Watts, who Tye Sheridan is playing. In the book, he is the first person to find the key and go through the gate.
Then we’ve got Art3mis/Samantha Evelyn Cook played by Olivia Cooke, second to find the key and successfully go through the gate.
We’ve got Aech, (I’m trying real hard not to spoil the big reveal for non-book readers) who is Parzival’s best friend and the third key finder-gate-goer-througher, played by Lena Waithe.
And we’ve got the fourth and fifth key-gate ‘brother’ team of Daito and Shoto, played by Win Morisaki and Philip Zhao.
Seriously, we cannot WAIT for Ready Player One to hit theaters on March 29th.