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'Free Guy' finally arrives on Disney Plus in the US — everything you need to know about the Ryan Reynolds movie

Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy.
'Free Guy' has now dropped on Disney Plus in the US and can also be enjoyed in the UK on the streaming service. (Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

Free Guy is a hugely enjoyable film starring Ryan Reynolds — and it's finally arrived on Disney Plus in the US, having already reached the streaming service in the UK.

Here’s everything we know about Free Guy...

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'Free Guy' release date on Disney Plus

Free Guy was finally released on Disney Plus (opens in new tab) in the US on Thursday 24 Feb, 2022. It's been available for some time on the streaming service in the UK.

What is the plot of 'Free Guy'?

While not being based on any pre-existing game, Free Guy is firmly set in the world of video games. The story follows Guy, who nonchalantly goes about his life amid the destruction and crime all around him until he realizes that he is an NPC (non-player character) in an massive, open world video game.

Guy soon meets a player who reveals to him that the game is going to be shut down unless they do something. Using a pair of sunglasses that allows him to see what the players see, Guy begins to take control of his own destiny as he tries to save the only world he has ever known.

Who is in the 'Free Guy' cast?

Ryan Reynolds stars in Free Guy as the NPC Guy. Reynolds is best known for his role as Deadpool, the wise-cracking MCU adjacent superhero. While Guy appears more wholesome than Deadpool, the role looks to let Reynolds’ comedic sensibilities fly.

Alongside Reynolds is Jodie Comer as Millie/Molotov Girl, the player who attempts to help Guy save the game. Comer's most famous role to date has been on the show Killing Eve, but she is set for a breakout year on the big screen with Free Guy and The Last Duel.

Others in the cast include Thor: Ragnarok director and actor Taika Waititi as Antoine; Lil Rel Howery as Buddy; Utkarsh as Ambudkar as Mouser; and Joe Keery as Keys.

Is 'Free Guy' any good?

What to Watch’s Amelia Emberwing called Free Guy a "kind, funny, delight of a film: and praised it as a surprisingly heartfelt story. Our writer added in our Free Guy review: "At the end of the day Free Guy succeeds both as a film and as the kind of escapism the world needs right now."

'Free Guy' trailer

Here’s one of the trailers for Free Guy for your enjoyment.

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.