Spoilers ahead for Free Guy!
Director Shawn Levy’s action-comedy Free Guy revolves around Ryan Reynolds’ bank teller Guy, an NPC in a raucous GTA-style, open-world shooter game called Free City who rebels against his programming.
But while Guy is the focus of the story, Free Guy doesn’t take place wholly within the realm of the video game. The movie sees “real world” characters, such as Jodie Comer’s coder Millie Rusk enter the game as avatars.
With Free Guy set in both the real world and one where people can hide behind their avatars, the film was ripe for cameos and Easter eggs — and Levy and Reynolds didn’t waste the opportunity to enlist some of their industry pals (among others) to appear in the movie.
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The Captain America actor appears as himself for a quick moment. A bearded Evans is in a cafe watching the Free City stream and gives a WTF reaction when he sees Guy wield Cap’s shield against Dude in the final battle.
The Magic Mike actor — whose involvement in Free Guy actually leaked last year — plays the avatar of Keith, an obnoxious gamer (played by Matty Cardarople). Keith’s avatar is starstruck to meet the in-game celebrity Guy and wants him to plug his stream. Keith, through his avatar, is also in possession of a key bit of digital data that Guy and Molotov Girl/Millie need in order to expose that the code for Free City was stolen.
Fey, who previously starred in director Shawn Levy’s Date Night, voices Vacuuming Mom, the parent of the aforementioned Keith whose vacuuming interrupts his stream.
Director Shawn Levy enlisted his Real Steel star to voice Masked Player in Alley, an avatar Molotov Girl seeks out for information — and then kills for asking too many questions. Hugh Jackman and Free Guy star Ryan Reynolds have a faux rivalry on social media where they troll each other, something Jackman was cool enough to do exclusively for IGN in the video below.
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The Rock, who co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in Hobbs & Shaw as well as in the upcoming Netflix action movie Red Notice, voices Bank Robber #2 in one of Free Guy’s sequences set in Guy’s place of employment.
The actor-director, a native of Massachusetts where Free Guy was filmed, provides the voice of Silhouetted Gamer.
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The YouTube gaming stars all play themselves at various points throughout the movie.
The late Jeopardy host plays himself in a “real world” sequence where Free City is one of the categories.
The co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America plays herself in the film.
Original posted at www.ign.com