‘Free Guy’: Ryan Reynolds Unveils New Release Date and New Clip

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Remember Free Guy? Among the many, many, ugh… so many films that are being postponed as COVID-19 sends studios back to the drawing board with their release dates is Ryan Reynolds movie Free Guy, which had been lined up for a July release.

As confirmed by Reynolds, the action-comedy-sci-fi pic is now scheduled for a U.S. theatrical release this coming December 11th. That date needs to come with a “fingers crossed” emoji next to it, which is exactly what happens at the end of a new clip Reynolds has released online. Amusingly, the clip also comes with a massive watermark from Fox. “We cut it a while ago (while there was still a Fox and before it was just 20th Century Pictures) and couldn’t finish it so ignore the watermarks,” Reynolds wrote in the description.

Free Guy has Reynolds playing a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game. He decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself.

In case you missed that first trailer, or simply want a refresher, you can find it right HERE. Directed by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum), the film also stars Taika Waititi, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, and Utkarsh Ambudkar.

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