20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Shawn Levy, Free Guy also stars Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Channing Tatum, and Utkarsh Ambudkar. There’s been a lot of curiosity over what the final Free Guy product will look like, with on-set photos teasing what is coming and some very fun promo videos featuring Reynolds helping to set the mood for the movie’s comedic moments.
In Free Guy, Reynolds stars as Guy, a despondent bank teller who discovers he’s actually an NPC (non-player character) in an intense, brutal, open-world video game. In the gaming world, especially shooting games, NPCs are often cannon fodder and target practice for players so you can imagine how perturbed Guy is going to be when he realizes that his world is not as it seems. Guy must team up with Comer’s character, a badass avatar named “Molotov Girl”, in order to prevent the game’s creators from shutting it down. Waititi will play the game’s creator and Ambudkar and Keery will play programmers for the game. Additionally, Howery plays Guy’s best friend. As for Tatum’s role, well, you’ll just have to watch the movie and see what role he plays.
After watching this trailer, I am officially on #TeamFreeGuy. This movie — which tells a wholly original story based on zero pre-existing IP (refreshing!) — is hitting a sweet spot for things I love in a big blockbuster. Larger-than-life action? Check. Lots of fun jokes? Double check? Reynolds turn his quirky comedy charm up to an 11? Triple check. There is not a single dull minute in this three minute trailer and every shot previews just how visually interesting and kinetic this movie is going to be. Based on the trailer alone, seeing the world of Free Guy come to life on the big screen will be well worth the price of admission.
Free Guy arrives in theaters on July 3, 2020. Check out the first trailer below and then make sure you bookmark our calendar of every movie coming in 2020.
Here’s the official Free Guy synopsis:
In Free Guy, a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi, Free Guy is directed by Shawn Levy from a story by Matt Lieberman and a screenplay by Lieberman and Zak Penn. The film is produced by Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Adam Kolbrenner with Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, George Dewey, Dan Levine and Michael Riley McGrath serving as executive producers.
Evil Geniuses mastermind a victory against Vici Gaming at DreamLeague Leipzig Major
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Evil Geniuses finally got their revenge against Vici Gaming at the Dota 2 DreamLeague Leipzig Major in the lower bracket finals today. Before winning the series 2-1, EG have lost six games in a row to the Chinese giants.
This is the fifth series between the two teams this season. VG previously won three of the four matchups, losing only an unimportant series in the group stage of the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. VG thoroughly outclassed EG during the finals of the World Pro Invitational and also swept them at the group stage of the Leipzig Major.
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EG will move on to face one of the strongest teams in the world in Team Secret, who in spite of their one-tournament break at the start of the Dota Pro Circuit, has returned to fine form at the Leipzig Major.
EG have gone from strength to strength throughout the competition. Their two new recruits in the offseason, “Abed” Yusop and Roman “RAMZES66” Kushnarev, have settled in without a hitch. The two have been repeatedly thrown into solo situations and, with their immaculate technique, dominate games on their signature heroes.
It’s not all doom and gloom for VG. The Chinese giants end their tournament run in a respectable third. With a second placing previously at the MDL Chengdu Major, the squad has practically guaranteed their ticket to The International.
While VG have top-tier execution and versatility, they are generally enslaved to the meta-game. It is a disciplined approach, but they are sometimes caught out by teams that are able to use off the cuff heroes and strategies like Team Secret. Regardless, they can think more about how to improve themselves as they go home with $110,000 and 2,100 DPC points in their pockets.
The first game was a low-kill affair until the mid-game. The early game was characterized by multiple lane swaps from both teams trying to eke out any advantage they could. VG went into the mid-game with a slight lead, but EG turned the game around with an immense teamfight that saw Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun’s dominating Ember Spirit fall.
While VG fought back hard, they were unable to stem EG’s overwhelming damage output from all three of their cores. The game quickly became out of reach for VG, and the Chinese giants conceded.
Game two saw VG go for the classic Gyro-Io combo. EG decided to go for a cheesy last pick in Broodmother to try and counter out VG’s apparent lack of AOE, but VG handled the spider admirably. It wasn’t until Artour “Arteezy” Babaev’s huge play that gave EG a glimmer of hope.
As the game dragged on, however, Eurus and Ding “Dy” Cong’s Io only got harder to kill. With each new item that Gyrocopter purchased, VG rallied expertly around their carry and tore through EG’s defenses repeatedly.
The final game saw EG pick up “Abed” Yusop’s Storm Spirit, a hero that he has been on fire with throughout the tournament. VG tried a faster tempo with a Puck, Magnus, and Doom core.
VG started the game with a lot of farm, owing to their cores’ ability to siphon resources off the map. EG slowly farmed up their items and avoided fights. EG’s big teamfight ultimates like Chronosphere and Ice Blast greatly aided their power in the mid-game, allowing Abed to take over the game.
The final nail in the coffin was an Abed rampage, executing a crumbling VG that was struggling to kill their opponents.