‘Star Wars’ Is In Fact Referenced In ‘Ready Player One’

Turns out the initial report that mentioned director Steven Spielberg being unable to secure the proper rights from Disney to include Star Wars references in his new film Ready Player One was incorrect. Spielberg himself clears up the confusion in the interview segment provided below.

A film of this nature without any Star Wars references would just not have felt right!

So if you look very carefully you’ll see an R2-D2 somewhere, you’ll see an X-Wing somewhere. But we didn’t want to use the main cultural icons from any of the Disney Star Wars films because those are ongoing. That’s really part of our contemporary world right now, and even though it began in the 80s, it is so much a part of our real life today in the 21st century. So we asked for some of the smaller items and Disney gave us everything we asked for.

Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.