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The Major Office Cameo You Likely Missed In Free Guy

"Free Guy" is just one of Ryan Reynolds' most recent hits. The action-comedy serves as his first collaboration with director Shawn Levy. Seeing as "Free Guy" was a major success at the box office — it grossed over $330 million theatrically during the COVID-19 pandemic (via Box Office Mojo), the duo also later teamed up together for the Netflix time-travel flick "The Adam Project" and "Deadpool 3," Levy's first foray into the world of superheroes.

Favorably compared to Jim Carrey's "The Truman Show" by IndieWire, "Free Guy" follows a sentient non-playable character (Reynolds) inside a video game. Upon achieving sentience, he attempts to save his game's server from shutting down. Along the way, he becomes embroiled in a romance with player Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer), who has an agenda of her own, both inside and outside the game world.

Seeing as Reynolds has assembled a wide array of friends in Hollywood throughout the years, it's no surprise that "Free Guy" is chock-full of cameos and guest appearances. While some have outshined others, fans will be surprised to know that a major star from "The Office" appeared briefly in the film.

John Krasinski from The Office is in Free Guy

John Krasinski, who plays Jim in the American adaption of "The Office," is in "Free Guy." Jim is best remembered as the heart of "The Office." After the sitcom wrapped up, Krasinski slipped away from his goofy persona and went on to star as Jack Ryan for Amazon Prime Video. He's also dabbled in directing, spearheading the "A Quiet Place" franchise, and he's even made a surprise appearance in the MCU. However, even with such a busy schedule, he's still apparently got time to tend to the needs of his friends.

Like Dwayne Johnson and Hugh Jackman, Krasinski's cameo is merely a voice role and can easily be missed if you don't know who you're looking for. He plays Silhouetted Gamer, who is roped into an interview to discuss his views on the video game's non-playable characters. The Gamer admits to killing those characters out of boredom but claims to have since discovered the errors of his ways.

Though Krasinski and Reynolds didn't share the screen in "Free Guy," there's a chance they will in the upcoming "Imaginary Friends," a film also set to feature Steve Carell (via IMDb). Krasinski will direct and star in the project, which The Hollywood Reporter describes as a film that focuses on a man who can talk to people's imaginary friends. Production on the movie hasn't started as of this writing. 

However, as their respective stardom power only grows, it's only a matter of time before "The Office" star and Deadpool himself share the screen, perhaps in an MCU project? With talks of a "Free Guy" sequel, it's entirely possible that Silhouetted Gamer finally meets his match in Reynolds' character.