Strap in and get virtual in the first trailer for ‘Ready Player One’

The Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con is taking place as we speak, the first large panel today. The first trailer shown off at the panel isn’t a superhero flick (although those are probably coming soon), but a trailer fro Steven Spielberg’s latest directorial project, Ready Player One.

Based on the 2011 Ernest Cline novel of the same name, the movie is set in a heavily overcrowded future, as we see a world where homes are literally stacked on top of one another. Protagonist Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan) is one of many people who spend their time in the Oasis, a virtual world where anything can happen. That anything includes mingling of movie characters like the Iron Giant and Freddy Kruger. A competition is clearly happening, as we see characters race and blast each other across a huge variety of gorgeous landscapes.

Ready Player One also stars Hannah John-Kamen, Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Cooke, and Simon Pegg. The movie is set for release sometime in 2018.