We already knew about the brilliant premise of the “Fortnite meets GTA” behind Free Guy, but the homage to video games of the new film with Ryan Reynolds extends to posters inspire also (and not only) to DOOM. There are many great classics touched upon in this rush of unbridled quotation, and we will list them for completeness.
The first of these posters pays homage to the iconic cover of Super Mario 64, in which Mario’s winged cap gives way to the wings that the film’s protagonist, the non-player character Guy, could also wear. Moreover, what has already been seen in the trailer suggests these and other follies only possible in the videogame context.
Later, before arriving at the wonderful reinterpretation of DOOM, we have among the posters a fragmentary shot inspired by one of the most direct muses of Free Guy: none other than GTA, another great classic in the world of video games. Specifically, between italics and pink, the logo alludes to one of the first polygonal chapters: Vice City.
Let’s move on to the aforementioned DOOM with one of our favorite posters, where the cast of supporting actors alternates in taking the place of the various demons. Even the iconic outstretched arm of the soldier in the background was shot, in this case as a pose by Milly / Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer). In short, some references were really sought after.
– Free Guy (@FreeGuyMovie) August 9, 2021
To subvert the Hollywood standards we then have an absolute gem: the poster inspired by the first Mega Man. Legend has it that Capcom had to adapt to the machismo of American pop culture of the time, and that’s where a redesign only resumed in-game many years later, with the appearance of Mega Man in the first half of the crossover Street Fighter X Tekken.
Another round, another gift: only the most attentive Capcom fans will recognize this scuffle in the alley. It is in fact the clash with Blanka for the cover of the first home ports of Street Fighter II. To follow, we have more quotes recognizable from the general public due to the Internet sensation of the two games: let’s talk about Among Us and of Minecraft.
As a grand finale we have instead a quote ad Animal Crossing, specifically on the cover of a particular chapter of the series. This hardly surprises us given the sales recorded by the game child of the pandemic par excellence, but it is New Horizons to lend his rounded face to the colorful cast of the film on air in theaters from tomorrow itself.