Entertainment Movies Ryan Reynolds Says 'Free Guy' Is Getting a Sequel amid Successful Opening Weekend: 'Woo Hoo!!' "If it isn't called, 'Albuquerque Boiled Turkey' we've failed," Ryan Reynolds joked on Twitter after announcing plans for a Free Guy sequel By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 15, 2021 05:23 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Free Guy. Photo: Alan Markfield/Twentieth Century Fox Ryan Reynolds is enjoying a successful opening weekend for his new movie Free Guy. The Golden Globe nominee, 44, revealed plans for a sequel on Twitter Saturday. "Aaaannnnd after 3 years messaging #FreeGuy as an original IP movie, Disney confirmed today they officially want a sequel. Woo hoo!! #irony," the star wrote. He followed it up with a reference to one of the movie's jokes, delivered by Taika Waititi. "If it isn't called, 'Albuquerque Boiled Turkey' we've failed," Reynolds wrote in another tweet. Director Shawn Levy also celebrated news of a potential second installment. "Yuuuuuuuup," he wrote, quote-tweeting Reynolds' announcement. 20th Century Studios seemingly confirmed the news with a retweet as well. Blake Lively Shows Her Support for Ryan Reynolds' New Movie Free Guy with 'Bummed' Bikini Photo Free Guy shattered expectations with a $28.4 million opening weekend, raking in $51 million worldwide, according to Deadline. The feat is particularly impressive, considering that the movie is not based on an existing IP — intellectual property — like so many other major blockbusters, a point that Disney did indeed champion. After more than a year of delays from its original July 3, 2020, premiere date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Free Guy kicked off a 45-day exclusive theatrical run before it becomes available to stream on Disney+. Reynolds thanked his fans for the warm reception. "The reactions, and now attendance, have blown me away. Thank you," he wrote. "It's heart-warming to see so many people embrace heart-warming." One such supporter was Reynolds' wife Blake Lively, who posted a bikini photo to her Instagram Story, along with a cheeky caption. "Go see @freeguymovie this weekend or you'll be bummed," Lively, 33, wrote, after walking the red carpet with Reynolds at the movie's premiere earlier this month. RELATED VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds Says Every Scene With 'Free Guy' Co-Star Jodie Comer Was "Like a Vacation" Reynolds stars in Free Guy as Guy, a bank teller who soon discovers that he's actually a non-player character (NPC) in an open-world video game. After he becomes sentient, Guy decides to become the hero of his own story and save his friends from deletion by the video game's creator. The Canadian actor has even made his way into the Fortnite universe, where he pops up to offer players quests based on the film at ATMs around the map.