The first trailer for 20th Century Fox’s ‘Free Guy’ is here! In this film, directed by ‘Stranger Things” Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds plays Guy, a boring banker who lives in a remarkably violent world, full of looters, car chases, and explosions. It turns out that Guy is an NPC in a ‘Fortnight’-esque video game. When he decides he wants to break out of his hum-drum existence, he discovers a pair of glasses that alerts him to the reality of his existence. With the help of player “Molotov Girl” (Jodie Comer), he sets out on an adventure, hoping to become the one nice player in the game. He also discovers that it’s up to him to save the game from being shut down.
The trailer is entertaining on its own, but whether it is intentional or not, it also may give fans an idea of what a Disney ‘Deadpool’ movie might look like. It shares the same irreverent sense of humor but in a family-friendly manner.
Scene-stealer Taika Waititi co-stars as the creator of this game, with Joe Keery (also from ‘Stranger Things’) and Utkarsh Ambudkar as programmers working on the game. Lil Rel Howery also stars as Guy’s co-worker, another NPC. The cast also includes Channing Tatum, but he doesn’t appear in this trailer, so it remains to be seen who he is playing.
Check out the trailer below:
In Free Guy, a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi, Free Guy is directed by Shawn Levy from a story by Matt Lieberman and a screenplay by Lieberman and Zak Penn. The film is produced by Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Adam Kolbrenner with Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, George Dewey, Dan Levine and Michael Riley McGrath serving as executive producers.
What’s particularly notable is that this is a really entertaining trailer that does its job of trying to get viewers hyped up for a movie perfectly, yet it’s a completely new concept. It’s not a franchise (yet), but still looks like a movie that a lot of people will be placing on their must-see list.
What did you think?
‘Free Guy’ arrives in theaters on July 3, 2020.