Next year's video game-inspired film Free Guy features the on-screen reunion of former Green Lantern co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi. However, in their first round of press for the film, both actors good-naturedly distance themselves from the maligned superhero film.
In a new promo for Free Guy, introducing the main cast members including Reynolds, Waititi, Stranger Things' Joe Keery and Killing Eve's Jodie Comer, Reynolds and Waititi's previous collaboration was mentioned.
The video has Waititi and Reynolds stating they are both eager to finally work together on-screen for the first time as Keery and Comer point out they previously starred together in the 2011 DC Comics adaptation, Reynolds and Waititi vehemently deny the existence of the film, firmly and repeatedly stating that this is actually the first time they've met. Pressed by their new co-stars, the actors leave rather than admit to being in the earlier superhero movie.
Free Guy stars Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he is a video game character and desperately attempts to stop the game's creators from destroying his world, with Waititi as the owner of the company producing the video game.
Directed by Shawn Levy, Free Guy stars Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi. It is scheduled to be released July 2020.