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'Free Guy 2' Might Not Happen Anymore, Director Explains Why 'Barbie' Movie Changed His Plans

'Free Guy 2' Might Not Happen Anymore, Director Explains Why 'Barbie' Movie Changed His Plans

Free Guy was a hit movie back in 2021, just when movie theaters were opening up their doors again after being shutdown for over a year due to the pandemic. While a sequel seemed inevitable, it might not happen anymore and the Barbie movie is partially to blame.

Ryan Reynolds played Guy, a bank teller, who learns that he is a non-player character in a bloodthirsty, open-world video game, and goes on to become the hero of the story and takes the responsibility of saving the world.

The movie’s director Shawn Levy just explained in a new interview that the future of the Free Guy franchise is up in the air because of the success of Barbie.

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“I think it is definitely not assured,” Shawn told Collider about sequel plans. “We love Free Guy and the love for Free Guy that has kind of resonated in aftershocks, if you will, in the last couple of years. That’s been thrilling to Ryan [Reynolds] and I. We are developing a sequel, but the truth is that you now have Barbie that has obviously left a mark about a character in a fictional world who comes to self-awareness. So, we’re only gonna make Free Guy 2 if it’s different than the first movie and if it’s different from other movies.”

The screenwriter of Free Guy has previously revealed that the movie almost had an entirely different ending.

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Posted to: Barbie, Free Guy, Margot Robbie, Movies, Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy

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