Who are the YouTubers who starred in the 2021 gaming movie Free Guy, what famous Hollywood stars did they star alongside and what is Free Guy about?
Social media and online content platforms have been one of the best tools for creative and talented individuals to showcase their talents. Through these platforms, they get to create content that appeals to large audiences and gain huge followings from their online communities that later helps shoot them to celebrity star status.
This is the case when it comes to YouTube stars that rose to fame for their video content. YouTube offers a platform for gamers to showcase their gaming talents that have helped to launch their careers and also managing to secure big movie cameos in exciting productions like Free Guy.
YouTubers in Free Guy
YouTube and overall online content creation has opened up many doors for creators who have worked extremely hard to make a name for themselves, through doing what they know best. YouTube has become a home for many gamers who are passionate about their craft and want to share their passion with a world of others just like them.
Others who share the same passions as them for the gaming space. This is how popular YouTube gamers have had the luck of securing cameos in hit productions, demonstrating what online popularity can do for you.
What YouTubers are in Free Guy?
Having joined the YouTube community as regular passionate gamers, famous YouTubers, Jacksepticeye formally known as Sean William McLoughlin, Ninja, whose real name is Richard Tyler Blevins, Australian legend Lazarbeam formally known as Lannan Eacott and Pokimane formally known as Imane Anys, all managed to land special appearances in the hit production Free Guy. Starring Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, the movie was released in 2021.
Starting off on a platform such as YouTube, these gamers may have been shocked when they received news that there was interest in them appearing on such a big production, simply for establishing themselves as big names in the YouTube gaming community.
Their status in this community attracted the interests of Hollywood filmmakers, demonstrating that they clearly are good at what they do. YouTube is certainly helping creators expand their craft, with doors opening for them in bigger industries.
What is Free Guy all about?
Free Guy basically follows the life of a non-player character, Guy, who is played by Ryan Reynolds. Guy “lives” in an open-world video game called Free City, and one day, afternoticing a girl on the street, he sets out to free his home.
However, when the video game programmers played by Jodie Comer and Joe Keery of Stranger Things, tamper with Free City’s code, they somehow end up giving Guy the ability to see the video game world hidden just below the surface of his reality, leading Guy to attempt to play the Superhero.
In the real world however, the games publisher is not keen on Guy’s popularity.
What other stars star in Free Guy?
Besides the main character being played by Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, who is known for roles on Killing Eve and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker plays Milly, Free City’s game programmer.
Joe Keery known for Stranger Things and Molly’s Game plays fellow game programmer, Keys. Filmmaker and actor, Taika Waititi, who is known for his role in Jojo Rabbit plays the games arrogant publisher named Antoine.
Lil Rel Howery, who is famous for his role on Bird Box plays Buddy, Guy’s Best friend. While Utkarsh Ambudkar of The Mindy Project and Blindspotting is Mouser, a programmer manipulating Free City.
How has the Free Guy trailer been described?
The trailer for the Free Guy production has been described as phenomenal, exhilarating and also very funny. People looking forward to watching it have been told to look out for plenty of nods to online video game franchises included.
The trailer is said to promise that viewers will never look at the unlucky non-player characters in games such as GTA V and Saints Row or any other open-world sandbox game the same way ever again. Viewers were also urged to give Free Guy a watch if they wanted feel-good, action-packed comedy to watch.
The world of YouTube content has offered creators a range of opportunities, both from the platform but also outside of the YouTube community. Creators can now be seen landing big roles in Hollywood productions, which goes to show that their hard work is paying off in bigger unanticipated ways.
The same can be said for famous YouTube gamers, Jacksepticeye, Ninja, Lazarbeam and Pokimane, who all starred in the gaming movie Free Guy. A 2021 film, where they were cast for cameos doing what they do best, for a passion they take seriously. That kind of recognition is what pushes YouTubers to be great.