Gerard Butler isn’t quite up to date with Ryan Reynolds’ latest movies.
In an interview with UNILAD, the Scottish actor, 51, responded to comparisons for his 2009 film player to Reynolds’ recent action flick, free guy.
In player, Butler plays a death row inmate who participates in an online game in which strangers can control the players.
“I was hoping this was the moment, that people would understand. I thought it was genius,” he said. UNILAD from science fiction film. “It could have been done a little differently, but I really loved the comment he was making about where the world was going, especially in games and kind of losing us in this world, and technology and the world. man binding himself to the machine. ”
He continued, “But I didn’t feel like people really understood back then. It didn’t do amazing business. It became a bit of a cult classic, but I wasn’t aware of this resurgence. ”
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As for its comparison with free guy, which stars Reynolds, 44, as a bank teller who soon finds out he’s actually a non-player character (NPC) in an open-world video game, Butler said he wasn’t not aware of the film.
“I actually don’t know what free guy is, “he said, as actress Alexis Louder (Butler’s co-star in the film, Copshop) informed him that it was Reynold’s last.
“Oh s — is it,” he said. “I don’t watch Ryan Reynolds movies.”
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free guy hit theaters last month after a one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic – and Reynolds has already teased a potential sequel. After its 45-day theatrical release, the film will be available to stream on Disney +.
The film shattered expectations with an opening weekend of $ 28.4 million, grossing $ 51 million worldwide, according to Deadline. The feat is particularly impressive, given that the film is not based on existing intellectual property – intellectual property – like so many other major blockbusters, a point Disney has argued.
Copshop, which also stars Frank Grillo, is now playing in theaters.