LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds has revealed that Disney Studios has given a go-ahead to the sequel of his latest release “Free Guy”.

The action comedy film, directed by Shawn Levy, released in the US theatres on Friday and registered a USD 10.5 million debut.

The story centres on Guy (Reynolds), a bank teller who discovers that he’s actually an NPC (non-player character) inside a brutal, open-world video game, subsequently deciding to become the hero of the story, by saving his friends from getting deleted by the game’s creator.

Reynolds took to Twitter to share the update on the sequel.

Aaaannnnd after 3 years messaging #FreeGuy as an original IP movie, Disney confirmed today they officially want a sequel.

Woo hoo!! #irony. If it isn’t called, ‘Albuquerque Boiled Turkey’ we’ve failed,” the actor wrote.

If it isn’t called, “Albuquerque Boiled Turkey” we’ve failed.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2021
20th Century retweeted Reynolds’ post, while director Levy also shared it in a quote tweet, adding “Yuuuuuuuup.” 

“Free Guy” is based on the script penned by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn.

Actors Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Dwayne Johnson, John Krasinski, Hugh Jackman, Channing Tatum, Joe Keery, Tina Fey and Lil Rel Howery round out the cast.