Ready Player One Writers Reveal The Easter Egg They Couldn't Include

This is one obscure reference that would have been fun to see.

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There's no question that there are more references stuffed into Ready Player One than fans of the movie will be able to spot in a single viewing. Practically every frame of the film is an Easter egg gold mine. However, that doesn't mean the film's writers were able to fit in everything they wanted--or were even able to obtain the rights to it all.

So what didn't make the film? That's exactly what GameSpot asked screenwriters Zak Penn and Ernest Cline--who also wrote the novel Ready Player One is based on. While they both admit having characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars universe showing up would have been cool, Penn says, "You were just going to see a costume of that. You weren't going to see the real characters."

That said, Cline does remember one thing they tried to include but couldn't get the rights to. "Zak and I are both big fans of the David Lynch adaptation of Dune and we wanted to have one of the characters, i-R0k (TJ Miller), fire a Weirding Module at one point and we couldn't get that," he reveals.

For those who haven't seen Dune or simply don't remember it, the Weirding Module is a weapon that amplifies your voice into a sonic beam that can destroy just about anything. Ir certainly would have done some serious damage in the Oasis, had i-R0k gotten his hands on it.

Still, even though they were unable to include the Weirding Module, Penn assures fans that there is a nod to the film in there for those paying close enough attention. "There is a reference to [Lynch's] version of Dune," he teases. "[Parzival] talks about the Harkonnen Drop-Ship."

That mention joins dozens--possibly hundreds--of other obscure pop culture references that make Ready Player One such a unique film. Good luck catching them all. Ready Player One is now playing.

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