New Ready Player One Image Reveals Art3mis

by Jamie Feltham • August 14th, 2017

We got out first good look at Steven Speilberg’s anticipated adaptation of Ready Player One at Comic-Con last month, but we still have plenty of questions about the movie. Now we’ve got our first glimpse at one of the major characters.

Empire has released a new image of the upcoming blockbuster that gives us our first look at Olivia Cooke as Samantha Evelyn Cook, better known by her VR persona of Art3mis. Fans of the book will know her as the love interest and main competition to protagonist Wade Watts, also pictured here as played by Tye Sheridan.

“It felt like pure adventure,” Cooke said of starring in the film. “It was Willy Wonka, it was Indiana Jones. When you’re a kid wanting to be an actor, the idea of working with [Spielberg] sounds absurd. It was surreal.”

Ready Player One is set to hit theaters on March 30th 2018. Its makers have partnered with HTC Vive to create a set of new VR experiences based around the movie, which we’re excited to try out.

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  • Matt Thomas

    I can’t wait to try out these new “VR experiences” once they are released. Soon we will see a movie like this with full VR support. Just watching shorts like the Robot(Lost), Goblins vs Gnomes…you can see we are getting close to AAA movie lvl experiences. Once someone experiences the first Toy Story scale movie in that environment there is no going back imo.

    I watched BFG and kept thinking “why can’t i see the scale of the giants, humans etc…” and knew VR had ruined movies for me. When you know what the future looks like…the present gets very frustrating.

    • Bundy

      My problem with the VR experiences for major movies we’ve seen so far is they’re just short 360 movie clips. Either not stereoscopic or badly stereoscopic with ghosting, etc. They need to start putting some more effort into it.

      • Matt Thomas

        Totally agree. I would also say that the 360 experiences to date shouldn’t be considered “VR”. If you can’t interact or even go past an X Y axis then it is just another movie trailer. This movie is about VR and escapism. If they just let you look around the kids room then I’ll be the first to say how lame they are and that sites like Upload should start calling out companies for false advertising. Those companies are just feeding the “VR is nothing special and is going nowhere”. Give us a truly immersive little movie short and the buzz would be insane for this movie…not like it isn’t already getting some serious hype.


    I can not wait for this the audiobook transported me on one of greatest adventures I have ever been on filled with nostalgia.

  • Mane Vr

    but wait he doesn’t meet her in the real world till the end of the book

    • J.C.

      Yeah, so this is either from the end-ish of the movie, or they changed the storyline pretty heavily. While I HOPE it’s the former, I’m unfortunately more inclined to believe it’s the latter.

      Ugh, are they gonna try to tell us the three main characters all live near each other?

    • sntxrrr

      Either that or Ogden lives in a dump with squatters. I’m getting worried about the changes.

  • comicbookjerk

    wait…Should he be Bald in this picture as he started shaving all of his body hair off by this point?