Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool To Have Major Presence At Super Bowl 50

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Deadpool will join the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on February 7, 2016 with a "major presence" during the Super Bowl, THR reports. That means there'll be a new trailer during the game, but also "numerous publicity events." Because Deadpool just isn't doing anything in the press yet, after all.

Fox will also highlight Independence Day: Resurgence and X-Men: Apocalypse at the big game, with on-the-ground events planned in San Francisco.

Friday night, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds will drive a food truck around the Super Bowl campus, handing out chimichangas. A bar near the stadium will host the official press junket for the movie on Saturday, and a screening with "football players and other sports figures" at the AMC Metreon IMAX in San Francisco will follow Saturday night.

Disney is also expected to have a significant ad presence during the game and pre-game, which saw more than 114 million viewers last year. Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and Captain America: Civil War are likely titles for promotion from the house of mouse. Warner Bros does not plan to run a new ad for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice during the game, and hasn't purchased airtime. They are, however, promotional partners with Doritos, and will likely have some BvS branding during the Doritos contest-winning ad. Ads run close to $5 million for 30 seconds during the game this year.

Paramount will advertise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows with a new 30 second spot, and Universal has purchased one 60 second spot, as well.

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  1. San Francisco is literally Deadpool's home. Hope they nod to it.

    • wheelwork
    • 2254 Posts in 22 Months

    Ryan's a genius. I've never seen such clever promotion of a movie. He's been up to this for a month now. Really works, and alot of this stuff is really funny.

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