The video game-themed movie, which follows the story of Guy, who learns he’s a player in a video game, had experienced delays in its release due to the pandemic.
Ryan Reynolds unveiled the news that Disney has agreed to a Free Guy sequel in his usual hilarious way. On his Twitter handle, the Deadpool star made a post on Saturday detailing that three years after Free Guy was pitched as an ‘original IP’ movie, Disney had confirmed that they want a sequel. In addition to expressing his excitement, the actor pointed out the irony of how the movie itself had mocked the public fixations with sequels. The post was retweeted by Free Guy director Shawn Levy and 20th Century Studios, one of the movie’s production companies.
The science-fiction comedy Free Guy revolves around the story of Guy, a background player in a video game where he works at a bank. He inadvertently discovers the true nature of his world and, increasingly gaining a will of his own, decides to have a much bigger role in the game. In addition to starring Ryan Reynolds as the lead, the film also features Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Joe Keery and Taika Waititi.
The film, directed by Shawn Levy and scripted by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, presented an interesting promotion by its stars Reynolds and Waititi. Donning two of their popular MCU personas, namely Deadpool and Korg from Thor, they had delighted viewers with a video where they reacted to the Free Guy trailer in full costume and character.
Free Guy is finally released in theatres in the US on Friday after its release was delayed for almost a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film opened to very positive reviews and is expected to put up a good performance at the box office.