Kick A** Characters: Wade Watts of ‘Ready Player One’

Courtesy Digital Trends.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film version of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is now that second biggest film of the year behind Black Panther grossing nearly $400 million worldwide in only two weeks. Ready Player One is “the ultimate geek experience,” according to Super Sci-Fi, and the character Wade Watts is the ultimate geek.

Go inside the “geeky, 80’s-loving, heroic, and often virtually simulated” character of Wade Watts from Ready Player One in this Penguin Random House stop-motion tribute edition of Kick A** Characters.

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