“Free Guy” Reynolds Ponders Olympic Brilliance
“Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds took to the NBC Olympics page yesterday to ponder, in his “Free Guy” character why the Olympic Committee overlooked his brilliance.
Specifically wondering how the committee missed Guy’s excellence in the long jump and other non-events, including hugging, Reynolds hilarious deadpans the majority of the 30 second video.
Even Guy’s expert recycling abilities get a nod from the always witty actor.
— Free Guy (@FreeGuyMovie) July 24, 2021
“But that’s ok because the people they did invite aren’t just good. They’re great,” Guy concludes in the promotional video for the Tokyo 2020 games.The games suffered a delay last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and are currently taking place in the Japanese capital.
“Free Guy” explores the life of Guy, a NPC (non-player character) in a popular video game aptly titled, “Free City.” Reynolds’ Guy becomes aware of his status as an NPC and attempts to change his destiny with the help of a person actually playing the game.
Besides its comedy and heroism, “Free Guy” also holds a unique place for the studio. The film will be one of the first pictures created at 20th Century Studios, formerly known as 20th Century Fox, that began production prior to Disney’s acquisition of the company but concluded after the deal went through negotiations.
In a recent promo, Deadpool even made an appearance attempting to exploit a Marvel Cinematic Universe favorite, Korg. In the clip, the pair hilariously react to the trailer of “Free Guy” as it plays on their tiny living room television. The latest 20th Century Studios picture to hit the big screens, “Free Guy” opens August 13th in theatres only.