Free Guy hit US theaters last weekend and is already a hit. With an estimated $10 million earned upon release and 82% approval from critics at Rotten Tomatoes, the film starring Ryan Reynolds seems to have successfully brought the gaming universe to the screen, and Disney already has plans for the future.
In a post on Twitter, Reynolds said that the studio has already confirmed that they want a sequel, and Taika Waititi, who is in the cast, also commented. “Aaaannnnd after 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 pic.twitter.com/85mMxW4owx
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2021
Free Guy follows the story of Guy (Reynolds), a bank teller who thinks he has a perfect life – despite some strange happenings – and discovers he is an NPC (Non-playable Character) in a video game.
The film is directed by Shawn Levy, known for Stranger Things, and the cast also includes Jodie Comer from the Killing Eve series.