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The Real Reason Free Guy 2 Isn't Happening Any Time Soon

Ryan Reynolds and “Free Guy” director Shawn Levy have teamed up once again for the upcoming movie “The Adam Project,” which will premiere on Netflix on March 11. As part of the promotional tour for the time-traveling tale, Reynolds and Levy sat down for an interview with Collider, during which the conversation drifted toward “Free Guy” and the possibility of a sequel. The main takeaway from the conversation is that, while the collaborators are interested in a sequel, they don’t want to rush into it. Instead, they want to wait until they have a really good story worth telling.

Levy said, “We loved ‘Free Guy.’ We were thrilled that ‘Free Guy’ was as successful as it was, and particularly as an original movie at a time where few get made — and even fewer are hits. So that was gratifying. And if we can crack that sequel, that’s something that might be very fun to make together.”

Levy elaborated that he has “gotten that phone call” (perhaps the same one that prompted Reynolds to tweet that there was interest back in August 2021) but that they want to wait for the right time and be as sure about the story as they were with “Free Guy.” The director-producer continued, “We had such a clear idea of the tone, the story, the details of ‘Free Guy,’ and we both made a few sequels in our lives, and so we know how hard it is to make a worthy one. And when we feel confident that’s the kind we’ll make, then we’ll make it.”

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