Deadpool has been invited to the Super Bowl. Ryan Reynolds is set to suit up for his upcoming superhero movie and will have a major presence during the sporting event on February 7 as part of 20th Century Fox’s huge promotional drive for its upcoming slate of movies, with X-Men: Apocalypse and Independence Day: Resurgence set to play a part.
According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter (via Squareeyed), Reynolds will ‘commandeer a food truck’ on Friday night of the Super Bowl weekend, undoubtedly handing out countless amounts of chimichangas – Wade Wilson’s choice of cuisine. There will also be an official press junket for the movie on Saturday, with numerous interviews to contend with for Reynolds, co-star T.J. Miller and several others.
There is also a special screening planned for the football players. Social media, unsurprisingly, will be dominated by Deadpool – who is taking over Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram on Sunday. So, expect plenty of the Merc next weekend.
Disney will also have a major presence during the Super Bowl and pregame show, and could advertise multiple titles, according to THR. Its upcoming release slate includes The Jungle Book(April 15) and Captain America: Civil War (May 6). There’s also Zootopia (March 4) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27) and Finding Dory (June 17). And, of course, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Dec 16).
Disney and Universal will also have a presence, but the specific titles they’re promoting haven’t been confirmed. Universal will reportedly reveal the official name of Bourne 5 and will debut a first-look trailer, according to author Eric Van Lustbader.
Very interestingly, at a recent screening in London, co-star TJ Miller revealed that even though the movie had been given an R-rating, the home release will be even stronger: “The idea that when you see the fall director’s cut of it, that that’s going to be even more raw, that’s pretty heavy duty,” he said, via cinemablend.com.
Also, check out the second full clip from the movie which debuted last night on BBC’s Graham Norton Show – it’s called two girls, one punch by the way: