Have you seen the new Ryan Reynolds flick Free Guy yet?
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The movie follows Ryan as Guy, a character who realizes that he’s a nonplayable character in a video game. The action comedy is set to debut at No. 1 at the box office, so, you know, NBD.
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Shoutout to a Reddit thread I found called “Free Guy is going to be the next flop isn’t it?” while doing research for this article.
However, the road to the release wasn’t always easy — although casting was announced way back in 2018, the movie was delayed four times due to COVID.
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Of course, once the movie’s actual release date was marked, there was plenty of classic Ryan Reynolds humor to remind us of it — and a touch from his wife, Blake Lively.
So it should be no surprise that the movie is getting a sequel, which Ryan confirmed this weekend on Twitter: “[A]fter 3 years messaging #FreeGuy as an original IP movie, Disney confirmed today they officially want a sequel. Woo hoo!! #irony.”
Aaaannnnd after 3 years messaging #FreeGuy as an original IP movie, Disney confirmed today they officially want a sequel. Woo hoo!! #irony
I’m a simple woman who loves jokes aimed at Disney.
Ryan also echoed director Shawn Levy’s thoughts on a potential sequel name, “based on one of 7 million improv lines by Taika Waititi.”
In a moment of sincerity, Ryan then gave a shoutout to the “artists and audiences” who helped make the movie so successful:
Our company @MaximumEffort has a simple mission: “Let’s bring people together in fun, smart and unexpected ways.” Togetherness is the ultimate scarcity good these days so thank you to all the artists and audiences who came TOGETHER to make #FreeGuy such a surprise hit.
Free Guy 2: Albuquerque Boiled Turkey, here we go!
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