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“Deadpool” Snuggles With Wolverine in New UK Commercial

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Deadpool’s got soccer superstar Wayne Rooney on the brain in a new UK commercial that has the Merc with a Mouth in a penalty shootout for Manchester United.

Not only is the ad a “Deadpool”/Manchester United crossover, but it’s also got a Wolverine cameo (…of sorts) in it.

Watch the spot for yourself, below:

The ad comes in light of Fox and Manchester United’s new partnership, which sees promotional cooperation between the soccer team and the studio for future film releases, including “Deadpool,” “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

Here are some more details from Manchester United’s press release: “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.”

Directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, “Deadpool” hits theaters on Feb. 12.