When Disney purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019, they not only owned every film and television show in the Fox library, but they also gained ownership of a number of films and television shows that were currently in production or pre-production. Some of those movies and television shows were not exactly Disney’s brand of “family-friendly entertainment”, but they were definitely ones that audiences would flock to see — including one called Free Guy.
Free Guy stars Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Jodie Comer, and Lil Rel Howery and was released in theaters on August 13, 2021. It was one of Disney’s first films to be released in theaters with a 45-day limited theatrical run — which Disney is now using as the standard for its film releases. Here is more information on the film from the 20th Century website:
A bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, and decides to become the hero of his own story. Now, in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way before it’s too late.
Disney recently shared that Free Guy would be available to stream on Disney+ beginning February 23. Disney shared a YouTube video announcing a number of other films coming to Disney+ along with Free Guy in 2o22 — including Ms. Marvel, Hocus Pocus 2, and The Mandalorian: Season 3. You can watch the video below or click here.
In addition to promoting Free Guy as a Disney property, Disney is also expanding on the Ice Age franchise, which it also acquired the rights to as a part of the 20th Century Fox purchase. On Friday, January 28, 2022, The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild will premiere on Disney+. Here is more information on the newest Ice Age film from the Disney movies website:
“The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild” continues the hilarious escapades of everyone’s favorite prehistoric mammals. Desperate for some distance from their older sister Ellie, the thrill-seeking possum brothers Crash and Eddie set out to find a place of their own, but quickly find themselves trapped in a massive cave underground. They are rescued by the one-eyed, adventure-loving, dinosaur-hunting weasel, Buck Wild, and together they must face the unruly dinosaurs who inhabit the Lost World.
Are you excited to see Free Guy coming to Disney+ in February 2022?