Free Guy, directed by Shawn Levy, was a 2021 film that received critical acclaim and audience praise. The movie tells the story of Guy, played by Ryan Reynolds, who realizes he is a character in a video game and decides to break free from his limited role as an NPC and become the hero.
Despite the film’s success, a sequel is not an urgent priority, as Levy has stated that he wants to take his time and work on other projects first. In a recent interview with Variety, Reynolds echoed Levy’s sentiments, saying:
“There is the potential to do a sequel to ‘Free Guy,’ which would be fun, I would love it. But also like, does everything fucking have to be a sequel? I don’t know. Sometimes it’s OK to do a movie and have it kick ass and then everyone go home.”
Free Guy premiered in cinemas on August 13, 2021, and was also made available for streaming on Disney+ on September 29. Free Guy made $330 Million on a $125 Million budget.
While a sequel to Free Guy is possible, both Levy and Reynolds agree that they are in no rush to make it happen. The success of the first movie speaks for itself, and they want to take the time to ensure that any future projects they work on are of the highest quality. For now, fans of Free Guy will have to wait and see what the future holds for the lovable video game hero.