Every Celebrity Cameo In Free Guy

Every Celebrity Cameo In Free Guy

Free Guy 2’s script is near completion, and it might just have as many celebrity cameos as Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy. Here’s a complete guide to the actors, video game personalities, and others who are featured in the first movie. The video game-based film is the latest action franchise spearheaded by the Deadpool star. It’s directed by Real Steel helmer and Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy, who has delivered one of 2021’s best blockbusters judging by Free Guy’s very positive reviews. The success of Free Guy brought out a Free Guy 2 announcement and possibly even more movies are to come.

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The story of Free Guy follows Reynolds as a bank teller named Guy, who is a non-playable character (NPC) inside of a video game called Free City. Guy’s life and programming are forever changed after an encounter with Millie a.k.a. Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer). Instead of following his programming to be a character for real-life players to steal from, kill, and so on, Guy becomes aware of Free City’s video game makeup and begins helping keep his home, and his friends, safe. He begins working with Millie to uncover the code to Free Life, the original game she and Keys (Joe Keery) created, that they believe is hidden within Free City. With a lot of action and heart, Free Guy has proven to be a thoroughly entertaining movie, enough to warrant Free Guy 2, thanks in large part to its cast.

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While Reynolds and Comer carry much of Free Guy on their shoulders, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi all play important supporting roles. But, Free Guy is also jam-packed with other surprise celebrity appearances. Some of these come through voiceover cameos, while other actors and gamers appear on screen throughout the film. Here’s a complete guide to Free Guy’s celebrity cameos.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum in Magic Mike

It’s not known yet if the actor will come back for Free Guy 2, but Channing Tatum has one of the most prominent celebrity cameos in Free Guy. He plays the in-game avatar for Keith, and is seen near the very beginning of the movie and again later on. In the end, he has a recording of gameplay that would confirm Free City was built off of Free Life’s code. Tatum is best known for his role as Jenko in the 21 Jump Street franchise and as Mike in the Magic Mike series.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans makes a celebrity cameo in Free Guy’s ending, where he plays himself. Evans is best known for embodying Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that role is directly tied to his appearance here. Free Guy’s third act includes a moment where Guy uses a Captain America shield during a fight. This moment is being live-streamed, though, and the movie cuts to a shocked Evans in real-life seeing “Blue Shirt Guy” use the Captain America shield. It’s a hilarious appearance that is only possible thanks to Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox and Marvel. Guy may not use Captain America’s Sheild in Free Guy 2, but Thor’s Hammer would be a good replacement if they want to make a running gag.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine 2013

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman’s online “rivalry” paid off with the former X-Men star having a celebrity cameo in Free Guy. The pair famously appeared together in X-Men Origins: Wolverine several years ago, and Reynolds continued to campaign for Jackman’s Wolverine to appear in a Deadpool movie after. Instead, Jackman has a voice cameo as an avatar Molotov Girl seeks out in an alley. Jackman also previously worked with Levy on Real Steel. A voiceover cameo wouldn’t be a difficult option for Free Guy 2, and based on the pair’s humorous “feud”, it would be more than welcome in the movie.

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Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also reteams with Reynolds for his voice-only celebrity cameo in Free Guy. Johnson voices one of the many bank robbers that Guy encounters in Free City. Thanks to the Rock’s WWE career and a multitude of major movie roles, Johnson’s voice is easy to recognize. He and Reynolds previously collaborated on Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. They also co-star with Gal Gadot in Netflix’s 2021 action movie Red Notice. It wouldn’t be implausible for the Rock to appear in Free Guy 2, but Disney should be wary about too many repeat appearances.

John Krasinski

John Krasinski also has a voiceover celebrity cameo in Free Guy. He provides the voice of “Silhouetted Gamer,” who can be heard talking about his experience playing Free City during a TV interview. Krasinski has recently made waves as the director of the A Quiet Place franchise, but he’s still best known for playing Jim Halpert in NBC’s hit comedy The Office. Krasinski hasn’t worked with Reynolds or Levy in the past, but he and Reynolds are friends in real life. They are also set to star in Imaginary Friends together for Paramount. Based on his cameo role, it’s unlikely that Silhouetted Gamer would appear in Free Guy 2, but it’s not impossible.

Tina Fey

Tina Fey - 30 Rock

Tina Fey also has a small celebrity cameo in Free Guy as Keith’s mom, although she is officially credited as “Vacuuming Mom”. If Free Guy 2 features Keith again, then the SNL star would definitely return. Fey is best known for her work on 30 Rock and SNL, and she recently voiced 22 in Pixar’s Soul. Her connection to Free Guy comes through Shawn Levy, as she starred in his 2010 comedy Date Night opposite The Office’s Steve Carell.

Ninja

Ryan Reynolds Ninja Free guy cameo

In addition to the celebrity cameos Free Guy employs, it also features some of the biggest names and faces in online gaming, with the appearance of Ninja a prime example. Richard Tyler Blevins rose to fame in recent years by primarily streaming Fornite and Apex Legends. He has the most-followed Twitch channel in history after eclipsing more than 16 million subscribers. Based on the premise of the Free Guy franchise, it’s probable that more Twitch streamers could make cameos in Free Guy 2.

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Pokimane

Pokimane Responds Sexist Comments Gameplay Viewer Count

Free Guy also features a cameo from Pokimane. She is a Twitch streamer who gained popularity after playing Fortnite and League of Legends online. Her channel has more than eight million followers and won Best Twitch Streamer at the 2018 Shorty Awards.

Lazarbeam

Another streamer to appear in Free Guy is Lannan Eacott aka Lazarbeam. His popularity increased greatly in 2018 once he began posting videos of his gameplay from Fortnite Battle Royale in 2018. The Australian streamer is also known for his Minecraft videos.

Jacksepticeye

Ireland’s top YouTuber, Seán McLoughlin aka Jacksepticeye, also has a cameo in Free Guy. He originally rose to fame thanks to working with PewDiePie and doing his Let’s Play video series. His YouTube channel has more than 27 million subscribers.

DanTDM

Free Guy also includes a cameo by DanTDM, also known as Daniel Middleton. He’s a YouTube creator who specializes in Minecraft, such as his Minecraft Hardcore playthrough, and creating animated content of his own. His YouTube channel has more than 25 million subscribers.

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Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy!

One other celebrity cameo that Free Guy includes is by the late Jeopardy host Alex Trebek. The award-winning and legendary game show host appears as part of a montage that covers the growing fandom around “Blue Shirt Guy.” This cameo was known about before Free Guy came out, as Reynolds confirmed Trebek’s appearance shortly after he passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Did Free Guy’s Celebrity Appearances Add To The Movie?

Channing Tatum in Free Guy

Free Guy’s celebrity cameos added a little fun and flavor to the movie. It’s not as if Ryan Reynolds couldn’t have carried Free Guy based on his acting chops. However, Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman, and Tina Fey’s presence added a lot more humor, something that would’ve been missed had these cameos not happened. Though they may be put into smaller roles, the actors were able to bust out the funny when it came to their characters. Channing Tatum’s Revenjamin Buttons, in particular, is a delightful contribution to the movie and provides a hilarious exchange with Guy. In addition, the scripted cameo plays to his strengths as a comedic actor, and the original character subverts expectations when he turns out to be a huge fan of Guy in the end. 21 Jump Street proved that Tatum has some comedic talent up his sleeve, and his Free Guy celebrity cameo only highlights this. While cameos generally detract from big-budget movies, in Free Guy’s rare case, they actually made it better.

Is Free Guy 2 Happening?

free guy, ryan reynolds

The huge success of Free Guy prompted the announcement of Free Guy 2, albeit without a release date or specific plot details. Some of the returning cast would include Ryan Reynolds in his titular role as Guy. And based on the number of celebrity cameos in Free Guy, there are sure to be familiar faces coming back to the franchise. The script for Free Guy 2 is currently near completion and will boast an entirely new story. Not only that, but studios have confirmed that Free Guy 2 might not be the only movie coming down the pipeline. Hopefully, the Free Guy series can continue to bring on the laughs, as most big-budget sequels don’t catch on in the same way as their predecessors.

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Cooper Hood is a news and feature writer for Screen Rant. He joined Screen Rant in late 2016 following a year-long stint with MCU Exchange, which came after first developing an MCU blog of his own. He graduated college in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Media & Public Communication, with a minor in Media Production. Cooper’s love for movies began by watching Toy Story and Lion King on repeat as a child, but it wasn’t until The Avengers that he took an invested interest in movies and the filmmaking process, leading him to discover the world of film journalism. Every year Cooper looks forward to seeing the latest blockbusters from the likes of Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, but also loves the rush to catch up on Oscar films near the end of the year. When he isn’t writing about or watching new releases, Cooper is a fantasy football obsessive and looking to expand his Blu-Ray collection – because physical media is still king! Follow Cooper on Twitter @MovieCooper.

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