'Free Guy' movie starring Ryan Reynolds takes a trip into the gaming world


E-sports and competitive gaming has soared in popularity throughout 2019, and it looks like it's going to get even bigger in 2020.

A new film called 'Free Guy' is to be released next year, and it's all about a guy who enters a gaming world.

Ryan Reynolds, who is the star of the film, has claimed the new movie is his favourite that he has ever been a part of.

There are a fair few to pick from too.

Reynolds has brought to our cinema screens some of the funniest, craziest and most action-packed films for some time.

His latest, he claims, tops the likes of Deadpool, Detective Pikachu, Definitely Maybe and Just Friends.

The new trailer was introduced during his appearance at Comic Con in Brazil, and speaking at that event, the actor said: "We really wanted to bring to the world a modern day Back to the Future for modern generations.

"Free Guy is my favourite movie I've ever made, and that means a lot to me because I made Deadpool."

The new film is certainly catered to the comedic actor and looks like a lot of fun.

The premise that the trailer gives us is that Guy (Reynolds) is an average man living a boring life with a mundane office job.

He then realises that he is actually an NPC character. NPC, in gaming terms, stands for ‘non-player character’, meaning that Reynolds has no restrictions.

It is a 20th Century Fox film that, in classic Reynold’s films fashion, takes a dig at another company.

Disney brought 20th Century Fox in a deal worth $71 billion earlier this year; this hasn’t stopped them from taking a dig at the giant company in the trailer.

It opens with: "From the studio that brought you Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King twice comes a whole new world and a brave new hero."


Reynolds combines with director Shawn Levy who was part of the mastermind behind Netflix’s 'Stranger Things' series.

With bank heists, explosions and car accidents, his vision has been hilariously compared with Grand Theft Auto’s free-roam mode.

The premise for the film, as written on Wikipedia, is: "In the open world video game Free City, an amalgamation of Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite, Guy (Reynolds) is a non-player character (NPC), working as a bank teller.

"Thanks to a code developed by programmers Milly (Comer) and Keys (Keery) inserted into Free City by the publisher Antoine (Waititi), Guy becomes aware of his world being a video game, and takes steps to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down."

The movie bolsters a good cast too. It features Killing Eve's Jodie Comer, The Mandalorian's Taika Waititi, who plays the film’s villain and Joe Keery, who might be better recognised as Steve from Stranger Things.

Either way, the consensus is that we are all in for another Reynolds classic come its release July 3, 2020.

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