Overwatch’s Tracer spotted in Ready Player One trailer

    
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The official trailer is now out for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, and Overwatch fans may be pleasantly surprised to see a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo from Tracer herself.

The sci-fi movie, based on the hit book of the same name, takes place in the future where gamers battle it out in “The Oasis” to find an Easter egg that will allow them to take control of this virtual reality realm and $500 billion. As gamers can collect and use avatars from all realms of pop culture, including movies, games, comics, and TV shows, the end result is a film full of Chun Lis, Iron Giants, Battletoads, and (apparently) Tracers.

Interestingly enough, in the book the author specifically mentions World of Warcraft as being one of the “planets” that players can visit in The Oasis.

There are a lot of video game, pop culture, and ’80s references to be spotted in the trailer — if you have a quick eye. Check it out below!

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strangesands

Sigh. Van Halen. A million bands they could have chosen. But Van Halen, and not even one of their better songs.

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Sorenthaz

Wtf there was a Gundam (looks like the RX-78).

Also a Delorean.

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Sorrior

You should read the book also had Reideen, Lepoardon and Ultraman

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Sorenthaz

Good ol’ Raideen.

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John Mynard

Tracer’s fine and all, but there’s a GUNDAM!

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CMDR ShrunkenQuasar

This is nothing more than a movie that glorifies geek culture. And that’s why I’m a little hyped for it.

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CasualSlacks

I enjoyed the book which was a tribute to geek pop culture. I have long had my doubts about how well a movie could be done since Hollywood doesn’t respect the geek pop culture audience or the relevant source materials, but there’s not a chance that I wouldn’t see the movie. What’s bugging me now is how much is being shown in the trailers. I know the hype train has to get up to speed and just saying Spielberg over and over again won’t be enough to get butts in the seats. I just hope that we’re not seeing all the best most surprising, most rallying reveals in the trailers.

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Bob Dobalina

This movie looks like a modern Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I sort of read the book but thought it was crap so I didn’t finish it. Doubt I’ll see the movie.

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Ariel Domen

Yeah… I’ve never played Overwatch or WOW so I didn’t even notice xD

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RJB

Ohhh.. if only life was like that

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Cypher

Looking fwd to this, love me some Hannah John-Kamen who is amazing as Dutch in Killjoys!!

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dthblayde

Lara Croft, back and to the left of Tracer too