Ready Player One Shifts to March 2018; The Flash Moves Up

Ready Player One movie casting

Director Steven Spielberg is a busy man of late. His historical drama Bridge of Spies is up for a number of Oscars this year (including Best Picture), his adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel The BFG hits theaters in July 2016, and he's starting work on Ready Player One, a sci-fi film based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline. Casting is underway for Ready Player One, with names such as Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn reportedly on board.

Warner Bros. had initially pegged the movie for release on December 15, 2017. But that was well before Lucasfilm moved Star Wars: Episode VIII to that date in an effort to replicate the record breaking success of 2015's The Force Awakens. As expected, WB has now shifted the premiere of Ready Player One so it doesn't have to go up against the next adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

Borys Kit of THR broke the news, revealing that Spielberg's latest will be released in March 2018:

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