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Ryan Reynolds confirms Disney want a Free Guy sequel

August 15th, 2021 by Marc Comments

After just a few days in cinemas, it seems that Disney have already moved ahead with making Ryan Reynolds’ new movie, Free Guy, the first in a franchise.

The movie, which focuses on Reynolds’ Guy, an NPC character in a video game who becomes aware and starts doing his own thing in the game, getting the whole (real) world’s attention and becoming a hero to the people.

It’s a touching ball of fun that is a thinly veiled remake of The Truman Show… but it certainly passes a couple of hours in a time when many people are struggling to find something to be excited for. And that’s a good thing.

But it seems that, despite being a 20th Century Fox movie originally, the movie’s impressive opening weekend projections have made Disney realise that this is a potential franchise and, despite always being marketed as a standalone movie, they want to move ahead with a sequel.

“Aaaannnnd after 3 years messaging #FreeGuy as an original IP movie, Disney confirmed today they officially want a sequel. Woo hoo!!” tweeted Reynolds (below).

I’m ok with this, although the movie had a definite happy ending, but never let a good sequel potential at Disney go to waste.

Anyway, have you seen Free Guy? Did you like it? Let me know if you’d be up for checking out a sequel.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….