Five Reasons We’re Sure You’ll Love ‘Free Guy”
We are just a few days from the premiere of Free Guy and we absolutely cannot wait to check it out when it opens in theaters in August 13th.
The film from 20th Century Studios follows a bank teller who discovers that he’s actually a background player in an open world video came. He then takes it upon himself to become the hero of his own story – one that he rewrites himself! Because we think that YOU should be as excited about this film as we are, here are five reasons why we think you’ll love this film!
World Building That Will Appeal to Gamers and Non-Gamers Alike
The action of the story takes place in Free City is a wildly popular game where chaos reigns. Players in this community level-up by committing unprovoked acts of violence. Before releasing the film, Director Shawn Levy consulted gaming experts to get the feel for the gaming world. He adds, “This movie was about threading the needle between wanting to represent the gaming world correctly.
The Cast Is As Close Offscreen as On
Guy, played by Ryan Reynolds and Buddy played by Lil Rel Howery are best friends who share a Zest for life. But did you know that offscreen Howery admits to feeling that way about Ryan Reynolds before they even met!? The actor said, Ryan Reynolds has been my friend in my head for a very long time.” He continued, “And to this day, I still don’t think he believes me. I’m a legit fan. When he started winning [awards] for Deadpool, I was calling people, like, ‘I told y’all! I told you Ryan Reynolds was a superstar!’”
And from what we hear those feelings are mutual, according to a recent piece in D23, Reynolds said that he was a huge fan of Howery and they clicked from the moment they met.
The Soundtrack Is AMAZING
Every awesome film deserves a killer soundtrack and this one definitely delivers.
Highlights include Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” which is used throughout the film. The entire soundtrack will be released on August 11th by Hollywood Records and features score tracks by Christoper Beck as well as songs from Fred Astaire, Digital Underground, Joey Scarbury, Frankie Valli and others!
Gamers are Featured Through Along With Some Awesome Cameos+
Some of the gamers you see in the film are actually some of the gaming industry’s most prominent figures. This includes, Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott, Seán William “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin, and Daniel “DanTDM” Middleto.
Also be on the lookout for cameos. We heard there are quite a few in the film but thankfully they haven’t leaked prior to the film’s release so they’ll be something to watch for!
Could a Sequel Be In The Works!?
We’ve heard rumors that a sequel for Free Guy may be in the works! “We all hope we get to do this again, either in the form of a sequel or something else,” said Reynolds. “We’re lucky. A couple people here, I’ve had the very fortunate opportunity to work with multiple times.” Veering into spoiler territory, Levy referenced one of Waitit’s many ad-libs in the movie, saying, “If we make Free Guy 2, it will be titled Albuquerque Boiled Turkey. When you see this movie, you’ll understand that joke.”
Don’t miss Free Guy when it hits theaters on August 13th. Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for more Free Guy news and updates!
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