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February 6th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Deadpool has joined sides with… Wolverine?! The Avengers?! Hydra?! Nope, worse, Manchester Utd.

No, really.

The team will be promoting the new FOX movie. And we’re not sure anything in the world makes sense any more.

Here’s the Press release and video:

Oh, and before you go to the Press Release, here’s the new Odean Exclusive TV spot


  Ground breaking partnership with film distributor
  Official Manchester United Feature Film Partner

(NYSE:MANU) Manchester United has today announced a ground breaking global partnership with film distributor 20th Century Fox.

As one of the biggest and well-known names in film production and distribution, 20th Century Fox has teamed up with Manchester United to promote its latest blockbuster movies during the club’s home games.

Throughout the season the Club’s digital perimeter boards and post-match interview backdrops at Old Trafford will be used to promote films, such as Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse and Independence Day: Resurgence. There will also be the opportunity for 20th Century Fox to provide entertainment for fans attending United home games, as well as exclusive content for the Club’s global audience via its various digital platforms.

To mark the coming together of the two iconic brands, United players Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Chris Smalling, David De Gea, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Wayne Rooney came face-to-face with Deadpool, the latest Marvel character
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to hit the big screen, during a penalty shootout. This short film of a different kind will be released today across Manchester United social media channels.

Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative, Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool.

Manchester United’s Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold comments:

“This partnership is the first of its kind for the Club and 20th Century Fox. Last year in the UK alone, there were well over 150 million admissions to the cinema and like football, the film industry has unwavering global popularity and can be enjoyed by anyone.

“Both Manchester United and 20th Century Fox are leaders within our respective industries and we are delighted to be able to work with them in introducing each other to new audiences, creating unique content, such as the players’ recent encounter with Deadpool.“

Paul Hanneman, President of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing & Distribution comments:

“20th Century Fox is home to many of the world’s biggest film franchises and Manchester United is one of the world’s largest and most successful football clubs. We are excited by the opportunity to combine the entertainment of film with the power of live sports and the passion that Manchester United fans have for their club and the players.

“Together, we look forward to introducing each other to greater connections and more entertaining content that will engage film audiences and football fans around the globe.”

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….