20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Shawn Levy, Free Guy also stars Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Channing Tatum, and Utkarsh Ambudkar. There’s been a lot of curiosity over what the final Free Guy product will look like, with on-set photos teasing what is coming and some very fun promo videos featuring Reynolds helping to set the mood for the movie’s comedic moments.
In Free Guy, Reynolds stars as Guy, a despondent bank teller who discovers he’s actually an NPC (non-player character) in an intense, brutal, open-world video game. In the gaming world, especially shooting games, NPCs are often cannon fodder and target practice for players so you can imagine how perturbed Guy is going to be when he realizes that his world is not as it seems. Guy must team up with Comer’s character, a badass avatar named “Molotov Girl”, in order to prevent the game’s creators from shutting it down. Waititi will play the game’s creator and Ambudkar and Keery will play programmers for the game. Additionally, Howery plays Guy’s best friend. As for Tatum’s role, well, you’ll just have to watch the movie and see what role he plays.
After watching this trailer, I am officially on #TeamFreeGuy. This movie — which tells a wholly original story based on zero pre-existing IP (refreshing!) — is hitting a sweet spot for things I love in a big blockbuster. Larger-than-life action? Check. Lots of fun jokes? Double check? Reynolds turn his quirky comedy charm up to an 11? Triple check. There is not a single dull minute in this three minute trailer and every shot previews just how visually interesting and kinetic this movie is going to be. Based on the trailer alone, seeing the world of Free Guy come to life on the big screen will be well worth the price of admission.
Free Guy arrives in theaters on July 3, 2020. Check out the first trailer below and then make sure you bookmark our calendar of every movie coming in 2020.
Here’s the official Free Guy synopsis:
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.