‘Free Guy’ Clip: Ryan Reynolds Watches His Video Game World Burn

Disney recently kicked Free Guy, the comedy in which Ryan Reynolds plays an NPC (non-playable character) in a violent open world video game, from July down to December 11th. It was part of a series of moves by Disney, a total reshuffling of release dates due to the coronavirus.  While fans will be waiting longer to see Reynolds get digital, he’s got something to say about it, along with introducing a new clip.

The clip finds Reynolds’ character having a bit of breakfast while the world goes bonkers all around him. It’s a good way of setting the tone, which as Reynolds says in the caption accompanying it, feels strangely appropriate for what we’re all going through…

Free Guy is moving to Dec. 11. Here’s a clip that’s weirdly appropriate. 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. Thanks to Aspect for cutting it.”

Free Guy is directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) and co-stars Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Lil Rel Howery and Utkarsh Ambudkar (both of Brittany Runs a Marathon).

Travis Hopson
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