‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer Takes Shot At “Virgin” Ryan Reynolds In First ‘Free Guy’ Trailer
The 'Free Guy' trailer has dropped today, featuring a badass Jodie Comer, and a bumbling, anxious Ryan Reynolds.
The first trailer for Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds, has dropped, giving us a new take on the video game movie, as well as Jodie Comer roasting Reynolds for being a “virgin”.
The trailer opens with a dig at Disney, who successfully acquired distributor 20th Century Fox in March this year for $71.3 billion: “From the studio that brought you Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King twice comes a whole new world and a brave new hero.”
In Free Guy, Reynolds plays a video game everyman – in this case in a kind of Grand Theft Auto/Fortnite crossover – bank teller, Guy, who is used to being held up and shot at day-in, day-out. There is something deeply and deliberately jarring about Mariah Carey’s ‘Fantasy’ playing as people are thrown through windows for no apparent reason.
But, one day, his chirpy demeanour slips and he decides to take on one of the many bad guys trying to rob his bank. And by putting on that guy’s glasses, he becomes aware of the world of challenges and health packs in which he has so far been an unwitting participant.
With the trailer, we’re introduced to “rule-breaker, rattle-snaker” Taika Waititi, the game’s publisher, and the kickass as always Jodie Comer (Killing Eve). She plays a programmer who, along with Joe Keery, inserted new code into the game which would to allow Reynolds to effectively become sentient and take on all the “bad guys” fucking up the game world.
But that’s not to say Guy doesn’t have a conscience – he is constantly, visibly struggling with inflicting pain on other people.
And the trailer ends with Reynolds promising to be not just a good guy but a “great guy”, and Comer retorting, “Well enjoy your lifetime supply of virginity, off you go!”
*chuckles* We all know Reynolds is not a virgin. Just look at him. That’s why it’s funny!
In a teaser Reynolds shared to social media yesterday, the cast sit around and talk about what drew them to the project. Comer and Keery and fellow non-player character Lil Rel Howery talk about the scale of the project, the script and the cast, before Reynolds takes the opportunity to sell his costume.
“I just fell in love with this blue shirt,” he laughs. After a Home Shopping Network-style pitch, he explains, “We’re Disney now so we’ve gotta up our merchandising game. Just go with it.”
Ryan Reynolds is a born HSN presenter. Looks like we’ve got plenty more Disney swipes to look forward to this promotional season.
Free Guy is set to hit cinemas July 2.