Ryan Reynolds joins Fortnite through ‘Free Guy’ crossover

But not the version of the Canadian actor's character from the movie that you were probably expecting

Free Guy Dude

Ryan Reynolds is many things — Deadpool, a Canadian icon and owner of a U.S. carrier, gin company and sports club, to name but a few.

Now, the Vancouver-born funnyman can add “Fortnite character” to that extensive resume. Through a partnership with 20th Century Studios, Fortnite is dropping in Reynolds’ character from the Disney-owned company’s new video game-themed movie, Free Guy.

Or rather, one of Reynolds’ characters — not the bubbly hero “Guy” whom you may have seen in the movie’s trailers, but the über muscular antagonistic “Dude.” The crossover includes a series of in-game quests for a free emote voiced by Reynolds and the freakish Dude skin.

The Free Guy in-game quests will run between August 12th and September 6th.

Directed by Montreal’s own Shawn Levy, Free Guy follows Reynolds’ eponymous video game character as he teams up with a human player to save his fictional world from getting deleted.

Outside of the Canadian star and director, it’s worth noting that Alex Trebek, the late Sudbury, Ontario-born host of Jeopardy!, has a cameo in the film.

Image credit: 20th Century Studios

Source: Epic Games