Free Guy: When Will Movie Starring Ryan Reynolds, Pokimane, Ninja, Jacksepticeye and Others Release?

Published 06/11/2021, 6:51 AM EDT

Gamers around the world have been eagerly waiting for Free Guy, an upcoming American sci-fi action comedy film. This is primarily because the movie’s cast comprises a plethora of renowned streamers across YouTube and Twitch. Just to name a few, these include Ninja, Pokimane, and Jacksepticeye.


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Free Guy was originally supposed to release in July 2020, but has been pushed back three times ever since owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, now that the conditions have improved significantly, 20th Century Studios is all set to finally release its highly ambitious project.

Free Guy to hit the theaters on August 13, 2021


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If everything goes as planned, Free Guy will release on August 13, 2021 in the US. Interestingly, it will have a 45-day exclusive theatrical release.


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Surprisingly, some fans are still sceptical of the August 2021 release date. They’ve been waiting for the game since July 2020, but the publishers had moved it to December 11. Soon after, 20th Century Studios removed Free Guy from its release schedule in November 2020.

In December 2020, it was announced that Free Guy will release in May 2021. To everyone’s disappointment, Ryan Reynolds confirmed in March 2021 that the release date has been shifted to August 2021, yet again.

Free Guy’s star-studded cast and premise

Ryan Reynolds plays the role of ‘Guy’ in Free Guy. He’s a non-playable character in a game called Free City and soon realizes that his world is a video game owing to a program inserted by the developers. This leads to Guy trying his best to become a hero and stop the developers from shutting the game down.

Alongside Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Joe Keery will play the most prominent roles in Free Guy. However, the list of cameos that includes several gamers and actors in the movie is even more exciting.

These are the popular gamers that will have special appearances in Free Guy:

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 21: Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins streams during Ninja Vegas ’18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino on April 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blevins is playing against more than 230 challengers in front of 700 fans in 10 live “Fortnite” games with up to USD 50,000 in cash prizes on the line. He is donating all his winnings to the Alzheimer’s Association. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Moreover, the following actors also have their cameos in the film:


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  • Hugh Jackman
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Tina Fey
  • John Krasinski

All in all, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Free Guy ends up becoming a massive hit worldwide. Its star-studded gamer/streamer cast certainly has the ability to attract millions of viewers who’ve watched their streams for countless hours over the years.


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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.