Friday I received the below press release from Deadpool. It seems that he has gone to the dark side! Joining Manchester United in support of football. Either that or he is definitely having the strangest dreams an American can ever have…
It could be because he wasn’t eating Tacos before naptime…
DEADPOOL JOINS MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS TO LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP WITH 20th CENTURY FOX
- Ground breaking partnership with film distributor
- Official Manchester United Feature Film Partner
Manchester United announced on Friday 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 to hit the big screen, during a penalty shootout. This short film of a different kind will be released today [ 5Feb2016 ] across Manchester United social media channels.
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.”
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Sneaking into UK cinemas February 10, 2016
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