Ryan Reynolds Unveils Weirdly Appropriate Free Guy Clip Amidst Release Date Change
Free Guy is the latest film to undergo a release date shift in the wake of the coronavirus, moving from its previously scheduled time slot of July 3 to December 11. Expecting fan outcry, the film’s star Ryan Reynolds took to YouTube to share a clip from the film that feels very timely. You can check out the clip in the player below!
“Free Guy is moving to Dec. 11,” Reynolds writes. “Here’s a clip that’s weirdly appropriate. We cut it a while ago (while there was still a Fox and before it was just 20th Century Pictures) and couldn’t finish it so ignore the watermarks. Thanks to Aspect for cutting it.”
Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum franchise) directed Free Guy from a script by Matt Lieberman written way back in 2016. In the vein of hits such as Wreck-It-Ralph, Free Guy will follow Guy, a lonely bank teller who discovers he is actually a background character in an open-world video game entitled Free City and works to prevent the makers of the game from shutting it down with the help of an avatar.
In addition to Reynolds, the cast also includes Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer, Get Out‘s Lil Rel Howery, Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery, Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi and Blindspotting‘s Utkarsh Ambudkar. The film acts as a reunion for Reynolds and Waititi, who previously shared the screen in the superhero film we all want to forget, 2011’s Green Lantern.
Free Guy will be produced by Reynolds, Levy, Sarah Schecter and Greg Berlanti and is written by Matt Lieberman, who is currently working on the upcoming animated reboot of The Addams Family, an in-development animated Scooby-Doo film and a remake of the 1986 hit Short Circuit.