Ryan Reynolds is just trying to find his place in this crazy, mixed-up world.

Join the club, pal.

Only thing is, in the new movie “Free Guy,” his world is a video game, a game that’s getting taken offline. Sounds like they could use a hero whose name rhymes with Shmyan Shmeynolds.

Reality check!

Jodie Comer (as Molotov Girl): “Put these on.”

Ryan Reynolds: “OK, fine, I — Oh, my God!”

What a world!

And in “Free Guy,” Ryan Reynolds is learning his is a video game, and he’s just a background character.

Jodie Cromer (as Molotov Girl): “You’re not real.”

Girl gamer: “Fleece that mother!”

But when the game, Guy’s entire universe, is about to get unplugged, he decides it’s his turn to be the hero.

Ryan Reynolds: “I’m not gonna be the good guy. I’m gonna be the great guy!”

Ryan tells Deco this is more than a big, fun summer blockbuster because movie fans need it to be.

Ryan Reynolds: “You have to hit them in really unexpected ways, particularly if you’re not based on a comic book, if you’re not a sequel, you have to kind of go the extra mile.”

Ryan Reynolds (as Guy): “He’s just resting.”

Security Guard: “In pieces! That man is dead!”

Ryan Reynolds (as Guy): “He’s so sleepy.”

Ryan Reynolds: “It can be funny and it can be a ton of action, inventiveness on the screen, but you’ve gotta ground it in something real and something that hits home.”

Ryan’s co-star, Jodie comer, agrees. This is surprisingly deep stuff, people.

Jodie Comer: “What you see isn’t what you get, right? It’s really grounded by exploring the human experience and human connection.”

The Emmy-winning “Killing Eve” star plays two roles in the movie, a game developer and her avatar, Molotov Girl, who Guy falls hard for.

Joe Keery (as Keys): “Wait, you let who kiss you?”

Jodie Comer (as Millie): “Guy!”

Joe Keery (as Keys): “There’s not a button for that.”

Jodie Comer (as Millie): “Oh, he found the button.”

Jodie’s admittedly not a gamer, but if she could exist in any video game world, she told Deco she’d go with an OG.

Jodie Comer: “Mario Kart is something that has always been very present in my life. I’m not a terrible driver, but I’m not a confident driver. So I’d just happily drive around, have a look at the place.”

Ryan also went old school with his choice.

Ryan Reynolds: “I played Double Dragon all the time when I was a kid, so I would love — just for the nostalgia purposes — I would probably go back and jump into that game.

Jodie Comer (as Molotov Girl): “Is that a Glock in your pocket?”

Ryan Reynolds (as Guy): “No…”

Jodie Comer (as Molotov Girl): “What?!”

Ryan Reynolds: “It’s two Glocks!”

Hey, wait just one second. How do we know we aren’t actually living in a video game?!

Ryan Reynolds: “I’ve never once in my life told you that we’re not in a simulation. I don’t know! What do you think?”

Copyright 2024 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Join our Newsletter for the latest news right to your inbox