free guy new york comic-con 2019

It was a dark and stormy day in New York City, the perfect day for brightly costumed superheroes to come out in droves and crowd the New York streets and subways. But there’s one superhero that stands apart from the rest. He’s a guy simply named Guy, and he’s not actually the hero of the story. An NPC (non-playable character) in a video game, Guy is a simple-minded bank teller played by Ryan Reynolds and the unwitting protagonist of the upcoming Shawn Levy-directed action-comedy Free Guy.

At 2019’s New York Comic-Con, the 20th Century Fox panel rolled out the red carpet for Reynolds and Levy, as well as the all-star cast that includes Taika Waititi, Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect). Here’s everything that /Film learned at the Free Guy New York Comic-Con 2019 panel.

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Taika Waititi Joins Free Guy Cast

If you’re lucky, then you’ve forgotten most of the superhero bomb that was Green Lantern. For the rest of us who are taking up space in our brain with memories of the audaciously awful DC Comics movie, we haven’t forgotten that before he got behind the camera at Marvel Studios with Thor: Ragnarok, New Zealand treasure Taika Waititi was best buddies with Ryan Reynolds as superhero Hal Jordan. Now the two are reuniting for the upcoming video game based action comedy Free Guy. Read More »

Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds already has the power to regenerate when he plays the mouthy mercenary known as Deadpool, but soon enough, he might have the opportunity to come back to life in another way.

20th Century Fox has attached Reynolds to lead a movie called Free Guy, which will see him playing a background character in a video game who becomes aware of a bigger part he needs to play.  Read More »