After far too long a wait, we finally have the release date for Free Guy on December 11. The movie’s from 20th Century Studios and has been in development even before Disney acquired the film studio.

Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds, is a sci-fi action comedy movie. Its director is Shawn Levy and screenwriters are Zak Penn and Matt Lieberman.

The movie also has the participation of other big names like Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, and Jodie Comer.

Free Guy’s trailers do provide us a glimpse of what the movie is about. It sets in Free City, an open-world video game.

Ryan Reynolds’s role is Guy, a bank teller, and a non-player character in the game. After Keys and Milly, two programmers played by Joe Keery and Jodie Comer respectively, insert a program into the game, Guy realizes that his surrounding is a video game. Guy, who wants to prevent the game from being shut down forever, starts his adventure to save Free City from its ill fate.

What To Expect From Free Guy?

According to Ryan Reynolds, he hasn’t experienced that level of engagement and immersion since Deadpool.

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Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy - a non-player character

20th Century Studios is known for making movies like Deadpool so audiences have reason to expect 'Free Guy' to be one of the biggest movies about video games.

With titles like ‘Free Guy’ and ‘Ready Player One,’ we can finally put our hopes on the comeback of movies with video game elements.

For now, we have no other way to know if this prediction will come true but to wait for Free Guy to be released. It was initially scheduled to hit theaters on July 3 but was later postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.