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Ryan Reynolds Says Disney Wants a Sequel to Free Guy

August 15, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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In light of both its critical and early box office success, it appears Walt Disney Studios is now keen on turning the 20th Century Fox release, Free Guy, into a franchise. Star Ryan Reynolds shared on his Twitter today that Disney confirmed that the studio “officially” wants a follow-up.

Reynolds noted the irony after he attempted to pitch the project to Disney as an original IP for three years. He wrote, “Aaaannnnd after 3 years messaging #FreeGuy as an original IP movie, Disney confirmed today they officially want a sequel. Woo hoo!! #irony” He later added, “If it isn’t called Albuquerque Boiled Turkey we’ve failed.”

The film had an opening weekend of approximately $28.4 million at the domestic box office, and that’s during a currently ongoing global pandemic. It had a reported production cost between $100-$125 million. Also, the film did perform above initial box office projections.

Free Guy is directed by Shawn Levy from a script by Zak Penn and Matt Lieberman. It also stars Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, and Lil Rel Howery. Ryan Reynolds also produced the project.