For Westworld’s season finale, we saw Maeve and crew enter into a newly revealed area of the park labeled SW, followed by Samurai Warrior hosts practicing their skills. Many have assumed/hoped that there would be other worlds in the Westworld series like the original movie, but when SlashFilm asked Jonathan Nolan about it, he replied, “You said Roman World and Medieval World, right? No!”
So, no Roman World and Medieval World, but clearly there are others based on Episode 10, The Bicameral Mind. If they are going forward with a Samurai World, I hope it will influence West World like the Akira Kurosawa‘s Samurai films that influenced Spaghetti Westerns. The terrain of West World could easily pass for medieval/early-modern Japan with Japanese architecture on it. Watch the movie Yojimbo. It’s the same as a western set in Japan.
But I digress. This article is about speculating that West World is one of four parks. So, what if SW doesn’t stand for Samurai World, but something else? They actually didn’t give a name to the area ‘SW’ in the show’s season finale. Felix merely explained it away as, “It’s complicated,” and we all know we have been deceived throughout the season.
Instead, what if it’s more simple than that. What if Delos divided the park into four worlds: North World, South World, East World, and West World, and then gave each one of those areas its own theme? It’s just as plausible from what we have been told thus far with the big SW logo on the wall. I mean, does this logo mean there could be a Viking World out there somewhere? That would actually be a place I’d visit!
What worlds would you like to see next season on West World?