Director Shawn Levy Shares How Ryan Reynolds Got Chris Evans to Make a Cameo in ‘Free Guy’

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Director Shawn Levy Shares How Ryan Reynolds Got Chris Evans to Make a Cameo in 'Free Guy'

Free Guy has quickly become a top streaming title since joining Disney+ on Feb 23rd and for some first-time viewers they were completely surprised by the many cameos by gamers and celebrities, but the one cameo that really took the cake was the brief appearance by Chris Evans sitting in a coffee shop watching a Free City stream of Guy in a gripping boss battle with Dude while wielding a Captain America shield and quickly exclaiming “What the sh-t!?” before cutting back to the action.

Director Shawn Levy Shares How Ryan Reynolds Got Chris Evans to Make a Cameo in 'Free Guy'

Related: Ryan Reynolds Confirms Disney Wants a ‘Free Guy’ Sequel

Fans were surprised and thrilled by the cameo and many wondered how Chris joined the project for the fan favorite moment. Recently, Director Shawn Levy shared with ET how Ryan Reynolds was the one who pitched the idea and reached out. Levy told ET,

“And we got a response [from Disney about using IP] and the answer was, “Yes,’” said Levy. “And we sent an email back saying, ‘Sorry. To clarify, which one?’ And we got an email back saying, ‘All of them. You can have all of them.’ We were beyond stoked. And once we had that, then Ryan was like, ‘Wait a second, Chris Evans is in the same town we are shooting his Apple show, Defending Jacob. I’m going to text him and ask him if he’ll come by and be in the movie.’ I guess that’s a thing movie stars do. ‘Hi, movie star. I’m your fellow movie star. Want to come be in my movie?’ Chris Evans, being a cool, good guy, was like, ‘If I can come by and literally be in and out in 10 minutes, I think I can slip it in.’ So, that’s what happened. That’s how we ended up with Chris Evans, in addition to a lightsaber and a Hulk fist and Cap’s shield.”

Director Shawn Levy Shares How Ryan Reynolds Got Chris Evans to Make a Cameo in 'Free Guy'

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We are so glad to hear that Chris jumped in to give one of our favorite cameos ever and now want to know the stories on how the team managed to get the other celebrity cameos (both in-person and vocally) in the film. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things entertainment!

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