From Silicon Valley to Deadpool, T.J. Miller seems to be in everything these days. In the years to come, we’ll not only see him in The Emoji Movie, but also Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
In an interview with Fandango, Miller discussed his role in the anticipated sci-fi thriller, which draws inspiration from video games. Miller explained that his character wasn’t in Ernest Cline’s original novel. After Miller proved himself in Office Christmas Party, though, Spielberg decided to cast him in his latest flick.
“I’m not in the book,” Miller said. “Some plot points are different, but I’m the only new character. I play i-R0k and basically I am a funny, or at least mildly amusing, Boba Fett. In the OASIS, I am a better player than Aech or Daito or any of those guys. I am sort of unequivocally the best bounty hunter, but I work freelance. While all the Sixers work for IOI and Sorrento, he has to commission me and I get an incredibly high fee to either find people and kill them or make them starve in the game.
“My character in the movie wants to be Boba Fett. Like that’s his hero, his idol, which isn’t far off for many Star Wars fans, myself included.”
Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30, 2018. In addition to Miller, the film will also star Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, and Olivia Cooke.