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Ryan Reynolds Explains Why There Isn't a Deadpool Cameo in 'Free Guy'

Ryan Reynolds Explains Why There Isn't a Deadpool Cameo in 'Free Guy'

Ryan Reynolds‘ new movie Free Guy features lots of film references, Easter eggs and cameos, but Deadpool will not be one of them.

The new movie stars Ryan as an NPC named Guy who accidentally discovers that he’s a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline.

He said in a recent press conference that the film was “riddled” with Easter eggs and featured appearances from some of the most influential figures in video gaming.

In an interview with CinemaBlend, Ryan revealed why Deadpool won’t be appearing in the new sci-fi comedy.

Click inside to find out why…

Ryan shared that he didn’t feel the superhero would be a good fit for the new film.

“For me, the thing that I love most about Free Guy is that we’re doing something that I think is very increasingly rare, and very hard to do in this current marketplace. Which is open a big blockbuster movie that’s based on nothing but an original idea,” he told the outlet.

He continued, “I mean, it really isn’t an IP, it’s not a sequel, it’s not based on a comic book, it’s not based on anything. It’s based on a concept and an idea that people are familiar with, which is the video game world. I love that we had that opportunity, so no, I never really felt like I needed to put Deadpool in.”

“He wouldn’t really fit in there,” he added. “We do have some massive surprises in the movie that are courtesy of getting to work at Disney. But yeah no, I never thought of putting Deadpool in there.”

However, the superhero does make a brief cameo in one of the trailers for the movie, which you can watch below!

Disney is actually testing a new release strategy with Free Guy and the upcoming action movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Find out more here

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