After several delays and release date reshuffles, free guy is finally scheduled for this month of August. The high-level action comedy stars Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer – with the Kill Eve star in her first major successful role – alongside Taika Waititi and Strange things‘Joe Keery. Plus, it’s now been revealed that the upcoming film will feature a bunch of other familiar faces in surprise cameos.
This information comes from the official listing for free guy on the 20th Century Studios website, so we’re pretty sure we can trust it. The roster includes the full cast of the film, which ends with the names of four A-List stars we weren’t expecting to see. Specifically, it looks like we can confirm that Hugh Jackman, Dwayne Johnson, Tina Fey, and John Krasinski will be appearing in the Shawn Levy-directed movie.
Expect the internet to go crazy over Jackman and Johnson cameos, in particular. Marvel fans have long wanted to see Reynolds and Jackman share the screen as Deadpool and Wolverine, but although it wasn’t a DP movie, people will no doubt enjoy seeing the Australian actor teaming up with his Canadian friend for this one instead. Plus, Johnson’s walk-in part prefaces his partnership with Reynolds in Netflix’s upcoming thriller. Red Notice, which co-stars Gal Gadot.
Weirdly missed a lot Peril! host Alex Trebek isn’t among the cast here, although Reynolds has previously confirmed that the TV legend shot a scene for free guy before his death last year. It’s possible that Trebek’s status as a host and not as an actor is the reason he’s not being credited. Obviously, however, the movie should be jam-packed with memorable cameos.
free guy Introduces Reynolds as Guy, who discovers he’s an NPC character in an open-world video game and teams up with Comer’s hacker to save his world from destruction. To see in theaters from August 13.
Source: 20th century workshops