Free Guy 2 is now a likely possibility according to star Ryan Reynolds.The Deadpool actor revealed that Disney confirmed that they want a sequel to Free Guy. This was backed up by a retweet from 20th Century Studios and director Shawn Levy saying “Yup” in a quote tweet. The news comes just a day after the comedy was released in theaters and is headed toward a $26 million-plus box office for its opening weekend.
“After 3 years [of] messaging Free Guy as an original IP movie, Disney confirmed today they officially want a sequel. Woo hoo!” said Reynolds, who then hashtagged the word irony. “If it isn’t called Albuquerque Boiled Turkey we’ve failed.”
In Free Guy, Reynolds stars as 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. The film also stars Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi. Free Guy also features cameos from some of the video gaming world’s most popular influencers including Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott, Seán William “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, and Daniel “DanTDM” Middleton.
Free Guy is directed by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum franchise) from a script written by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, based on a story by Lieberman. Producers are Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy, Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti, and Adam Kolbrenner with Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, George Dewey, Dan Levine, and Michael Riley McGrath serving as executive producers.