FREE GUY: Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer Take Centre Stage on Total Film Magazine Covers
Although Free Guy is not openly based on any existing property, the upcoming movie's fictional universe is heavily inspired by countless huge games, including Fortnite, Saints Row, Payday and, most importantly, Grand Theft Auto V. Quite surprisingly, the action comedy's main protagonist is actually... a rogue NPC.
Played by Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Red Notice), Guy discovers that he's actually a background character (who works at a bank) in a huge, open-world video game. Tired of being harassed by real-life players, the guy decides to embark on a big adventure to see if there's more to life than just filling a predefined role.
"I was looking to do something that felt the way I felt when I watched Back To The Future for the first time," Reynolds told Total Film. "I wanted to do something that felt like you were stepping into a world of wish-fulfilment and possibilities – a world that was funny, but had real stakes and real heart."
Free Guy was supposed to debut this summer, but Disney recently postponed the release of Shawn Levy's production from July 3 to December 11. The film is currently slated to open against Julius Avery's Samaritan.
Without further ado, take a closer look at Guy and Jodie Comer's (Killing Eve, The Last Duel) character — who goes by the name Molotov Girl — on two Free Guy-themed covers of Total Film Magazine down below:
In Twentieth Century Fox’s epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy,” a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late.
Free Guy is coming to theaters on December 11, 2020.
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