Deadpool – played by Ryan Reynolds – appeared on Match Of The Day yesterday (May 20) to interrupt Gary Lineker with a targeted message during the FA Cup Final.
Promoting the release of Deadpool 2 in theatres, Ryan Reynolds’ character appearing on UK TV is just one slice of the film’s relentless marketing campaign.
Deadpool begins, sitting in front of a green-screened stadium: “My name is Deaddingtonpool Smythe, the 12th Baron of Old Fordinghamshire-ham-shire, and I’m dead excited to welcome you to the FA Cup Final”.
He finishes the segment by yelling off-camera: “Gary, that good for you? Better than Alan Shearer?”
Watch the segment from the Merc With The Mouth below.
Well, that's it for the #royalwedding!
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) May 19, 2018
Deadpool 2 reportedly had one of its post-credits scenes cut after test audiences found it too uncomfortable. The scene featured Hitler as a baby as Deadpool stands in a newborn ward, next to a crib with that name “A Hilter” written on the tag. It switches to baby Hitler’s point of view as Deadpool strangles him.
Read more: Deadpool 2 – The NME review
The official soundtrack includes five tracks titled – ‘Holy Shit Balls’, ‘You Can’t Stop This Mother Fucker’, ‘Make The Whole World Our Bitch’, ‘Pity Dick’, and ‘Courage Mother Fucker’ – as well as some other less offensively titled songs.