Free Guy release date, rating, possible streaming options, poster and more


Gamers know it well: sometimes you just need a Free Guy. And so that’s the lesson Guy (played by Ryan Reynolds) will likely learn in this late-summer blockbuster. In it, Reynolds plays a bank teller who slowly realizes he’s living in the back of a chaotic video game.

My mate is what we call a nice guy. Not the kind of protagonist you find in a Grand Theft Auto game, which is why he seems like the perfect unlikely action hero. In player terms, he’s a non-playable character (NPC), which means he never really sees any action. He just observes tons of driving killings, explosions and gunfire. That’s until he gets a pair of Magic Glasses that unlocks all of the gameplay elements he couldn’t see before.

Free Guy release date

Free Guy drops in theaters (and theaters only) on August 13, 2021. Previously, he was due to arrive in July 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic has struck. The December 2020 and May 2021 release dates were also missed.

Trying to find out where you can watch it online? We have speculations below as to where and when it will release.

Free guy evaluation

Either way, this movie about video games filled with gunfire, chaos and violence… has a PG-13 rating. We’re as shocked as you are, but I guess that means we should lower our expectations about how much risk the movie will take.

Free Guy Trailers

The latest Free Guy trailer shows Milly aka Molotov Girl is the one who empowers Guy to be a gamer. The brains behind the game are furious at Guy’s good-natured way of life and want to take him for it. There are also some platform jumping elements, which will make you happy that you are not the one who has to jump tall buildings all at once.

The main Free Guy trailer starts off by poking fun at Disney’s habit of reissuing animated films as live-action movies, and then the Fortnite style takes us into Guy’s world of organized mayhem.

Free Guy Streaming Opportunities

It’s not a clear situation, but we bet Free Guy will end up on Hulu or may be Disney Plus at one point. First, it will get 45-day theatrical exclusivity before it can upgrade to on-demand bounty or any other streaming option.

But since the movie is from 20th Century Studios and has a PG-13 rating, it’s more likely to go to Hulu, the streaming arm of Disney that has the most mature content. Of course, this PG-13 rating is the same as that of Avengers: Endgame (which is on Disney Plus), but something about that movie says Hulu.

As for when? It’s not clear. it certainly does not happen before Monday, September 27, 2021, however. This is when the theatrical exclusivity mentioned above will end.

Free Guy Poster

To paraphrase SNL’s Stefon, the Free Guy poster he has got everything. Fireworks (or missiles) fired at a helicopter from a fighter plane? Check. Taika Waititi in a very sassy pose? Check. A cop in a bunny costume? Check. A hero in a jetpack casually flying over someone who activated their parachute while holding a pistol in each hand? Check.

Plus, not only do we see Reynolds and Comer, but there’s a tiny version of the two stars on a motorcycle, as she pulls both guns so close to her ears that we’re worried about her hearing.

Free Guy Poster

(Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

Free Guy Casting

Free Guy has the craziest and longest cast on this side of Avengers: Endgame. Even with just its main cast, this is a movie we totally can’t wait to see. Ryan Reynolds leads the cast as the titular Guy, while the excellent Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) stars as Milly aka Molotov Girl, who has all the badass tendencies Guy doesn’t. Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Bird Box) plays Guy’s best friend Buddy the cop.

The film’s main antagonist appears to be immature Antoine, played by Taika Waititi. Yes, the mad genius who played and directed What We Do In The Shadows and and directed and does vocal work for Thor: Ragnarok just dazzles us on screen. Alongside Waititi is Joe Keery (Stranger Things), playing Keys, who appears to work for Antoine.

The cast of Free Guy is directed by Reynolds and Comer

(Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

Free Guy’s stack of celebrity cameos looks intense, as 20th Century Studios’ own site lists Hugh Jackman, Dwayne Johnson, Tina Fey, and John Krasinski (seen in the latest trailer) at the very end of the pack. The late Alex Trebek will also appear as himself, as will the Ninja game streamer.

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