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Every time Hollywood produces a “video game movie” – whether it’s based on an established property or something that’s about the video game genre – there’s always a few easter eggs or character appearances snuck in. After all, we’ve seen Sonic, a variety of Street Fighter characters, and more in Ready Player One and Wreck-It Ralph. Soon we’ll have another movie to comb through for references, and that’s thanks to 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Free Guy is about an NPC that somehow discovers they’re in a video game and decides to write themselves in as the hero.

With the film’s release date almost here, the marketing team behind the film has decided to have some fun creating movie posters parodying popular video games and riffing on some iconic (and infamous) covers.



What made the cut? That’ll be Super Mario 64, Mega Man for the NES, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Among Us, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Street Fighter II’s SNES release, and DOOM!

Now we just have to wait for the film’s release to see if these posters appear in the film, or to look for any video game characters to appear in the background!


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)