Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, aka Westworld‘s creators and showrunners have upped their game. Hidden in the series’ second season trailer — as discovered by redditor, Askin1 — was coding that led to a new Delos site, revealing a new cast addition, extra shots mixed in with the footage we’ve seen, and a corporate handbook with a few alarming messages.
followed by Parks 3, 4, 5, and 6 — all unnamed and “closed to the public”.
If the show is following the original film‘s lead, presumably we’ll eventually discover Medievalworld and Romanworld, and in the unlikely event the movie sequels play into things, there was also a Spaworld and Futureworld.
At the new site, there’s a wealth of information. Clicking on “Login” will transfer users to a corporate resource page, where a pdf of the Guidebook is available for download. Some of the pages appear to be bloodstained, with messages written over the original text.
Meet the Delos founder:
On the “About” page of Delos Destinations is the huge reveal that perennial favorite, Peter Mullan (Ozark, Top of the Lake, Gunpowder, Red Riding, Children of Men, Trainspotting, Shallow Grave) will appear as James Delos, who can also be seen in bonus trailer frames (who knew?).
The extra shots also include a vulnerable, injured Maeve (I’m thinking this may be a flashback, since in the rest of the scenes, Maeve appears very much in control),
Season 2 newcomer, Zahn McClarnon (whose character is thus far, unknown),
this disturbing shot of a trio hanging (Hosts or humans?) …
… which, by the way, if we zoom in on that army in the background, appear to have the facial covering and/or helmets that might indicate some of the Samurai Hosts are out and about.
Finally, there’s this shot, which I think may be the Man in Black (aka William) without his trademark hat on (though I suppose there’s a slight possibility it’s Mullan as Delos).
My gods, that’s a lot to digest, and the show is still months away from its April 22nd return. I can’t imagine the fun we’re going to have hunting clues between now and then.
Westworld returns to HBO with “Journey into Night”, starring Thandie Newton, Evan, Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Ben Barnes, Clifton Collins Jr., Louis Herthum, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, and Season 2 newcomers, Gustaf Skarsgård as Karl Strand, Jonathan Tucker as Major Craddock, Hiroyuki Sanada as Musashi, Betty Gabriel as Maling, Katja Herbers as Grace, Fares Fares as Antoine Costa, and Neil Jackson as Nicholas.