Free Guy Video Game Film 🎮 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Review, Opinions

Free Guy Film

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you suddenly woke up inside a video game? Imagine roaming around your favorite video game world, whether it’s GTA 5’s Los Santos or a vast world from your favorite RPG.

While this isn’t possible (yet), many people on Youtube have made these kinds of videos. The most well-made one has to be Corridor’s 7-minute video, featuring Steven Ogg (Trevor from GTA V).

But, we haven’t seen anything like that on the big screen… until now. Let’s talk about Free Guy…


Everything About Free Guy (2021)Movie

Free Guy Movie poster
Source: 20th Century Studios


Production, Release Date, and Reception

Free Guy is a sci-fi action comedy movie directed by Shawn Levy.

 Zak Penn and Matt Lieberman took care of the screenplay, and Lieberman was also in charge of the story. The film’s protagonist will be Ryan Reynolds. 

We bet that Free Guy just became a must-watch for you. However, you’ll have to wait until August 13, 2021, to watch it if you’re in the U.S. 

The movie was supposed to be released last summer, but it got delayed numerous times due to the pandemic. 20th Century Studios are in charge of the movie’s release.

Speaking of 20th Century Studios, Free Guy was in production before 20th Century Fox was acquired by Disney (and subsequently named 20th Century Studios). It’s one of the first movies under 20th Century Studios.

Free Guy Trailer


Ryan Reynolds, who’s coproducing Free Guy, has gone on record saying that he hasn’t been this captivated with a project since Deadpool.

Free Guy’s filming took place in Framingham and Worcester, Massachusetts.

As part of the movie’s marketing earlier this month, Reynolds and Waititi released a Youtube video, under the name “Deadpool and Korg React”. In it, Reynolds and Waititi act as Deadpool and Korg respectively. They both react to the Free Guy’s trailer.

The movie is set to have an exclusive theatrical release for 45 days.

The initial release date was July 3, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the movie got pushed back to December 11, 2020, before being entirely removed from the upcoming release in November 2020. The film’s premiere was again postponed to May 21, 2021. But, Reynolds announced that the movie will be rescheduled one last time (link to g1+ news). The new date was August 2021.


Cast & Characters

  • Ryan Reynolds (Guy)
  • Jodie Comer (Milly / Molotov Girl)
  • Lil Rel Howery (Buddy)
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar (Mouser)
  • Joe Keery (Keys)
  • Taika Waititi (Antoine)
  • Camille Kostek (Bombshell)

Apart from the main cast, there will be numerous cameos for well-known streamers, and gamers, including Ninja, Pokimane, Jacksepticeye, and DanTDM. There will also be cameos from Dwayne Johnson, Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman, and John Krasinski.



Free Guy will revolve around Guy. Guy is an NPC (non-player character), who works as a bank teller. Programmers Keys and Milly develop a program that is inserted into Free City by Antoine, the game’s publisher.

This is when Guy finds out that he’s in a video game. Guy then proceeds to become the hero of the game. At the same time, he has to save the game before the developers close it down.


Review and Opinions

While there are no reviews or insider opinions on Free Guy yet, we can expect the movie to be a hit. We can also expect Ryan Reynolds to have a killer performance once again.