Free Guy Director Shawn Levy Says the Movie Is More “Timely” Than Ever

Free Guy Director Shawn Levy Says the Movie Is More “Timely” Than Ever

There has never been a better time to watch the story of Free Guy than the times we are living in now. At least, that’s what the movie’s director Shawn Levy suggested while talking with Total Film. Levy discussed why the story of Ryan Reynolds‘ Guy comes at the right time. In the movie, Reynolds portrays a nonplayer character named Guy in a video game set in a Grand Theft Auto-like world. Thanks to the help of Comer’s Molotov Girl, he will embark on a mission to save his digital realm from oblivion. The movie will feature some cameos from some real-life celebrities, including late Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, who has recently passed away.

“As I was finishing up the sound mix for the movie,” Levy said (via Games Radar). “I was almost freaked out by how increasingly timely it feels. Because it’s not just that our real world feels like some augmented reality; it’s that it feels slightly dystopian. But the theme of the movie – which is a belief in the power of individuals to rally and have an impact on their world – that’s what the impetus for making this film was about: personal agency, personal empowerment. And if ever there was a need for a reclamation of those themes, it’s now more than ever before.”

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Total Film also debuted a couple of promotional pictures from the movie, featuring Reynolds and Jodie Comer’s characters ready for their daily share of action. The photos do not add any details to what fans have already seen in the recently released trailer.

Free Guy is currently in a holding pattern for release. Disney’s 20th Century Studios pulled it from its December 11 date, awaiting a post-COVID future.

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