Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance Kick It Up to Four Movies With 'Ready Player One'

Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance Kick It Up to Four Movies With 'Ready Player One'

Apr 13, 2016

It took 24 years for Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford to make four movies together. It took 17 years for him to make four with Tom Hanks. It will only take 2 years for Spielberg to make four movies with Mark Rylance. Something must have seriously clicked between the two on the set of Bridge of Spies because Rylance has become his go-to guy for crucial supporting roles.

Rylance went from that cold war drama (which would win him an Oscar)  to The BFG, and then just the other day it was revealed that he would be one of the stars of Spielberg's The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. But before they even make that movie together, Rylance is sliding into Spielberg's current production, Ready Player One.

The futuristic sci-fi movie is about an eccentric billionaire who creates an elaborate virtual reality game that will serve as his search for an heir to his fortune. The book it's based on is kind of like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, only instead of a factory, it's a video game, and instead of candy, everything is a reference to '80s pop culture. That's why Spielberg reportedly tried to coax Willy Wonka himself, Gene Wilder, out of retirement to play the eccentric billionaire in Ready Player One, but apparently that just couldn't be worked out, so Rylance is stepping into the role.

Now all we need is for 2019's Indiana Jones movie to feature Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance so Spielberg can keep everyone happy.

Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30, 2018.

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