Deadpool is slicing his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and the record books.
The first trailer for “Deadpool and Wolverine,” which debuted Sunday during the Super Bowl, has broken the record for the most-viewed movie trailer within 24 hours with an astounding 365 million total views, per Disney.
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The previous record holder was the trailer for fellow Marvel movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which had 355.5 million online views in its first 24 hours back in 2021.
Deadpool had some help from this year’s Super Bowl, which ended up as the most-viewed telecast of all time and reached 123.7 million viewers. Sunday night’s game had the highest number of people watching the same broadcast in the history of television — and it no doubt helped that superstar Taylor Swift was in attendance rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs and her boyfriend, Travis Kelce.
“Deadpool and Wolverine” hits theaters on July 26 and marks the introduction of Ryan Reynolds’ R-rated Merc With a Mouth into Disney’s family-friendly Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadpool, who previously starred in two standalone Fox movies, made fun of Disney in the first bloody, fourth-wall-breaking trailer. Dubbing himself “Marvel Jesus,” Deadpool arrives in the MCU after being kidnapped by the Time Variance Authority, the multiverse managers last seen in “Loki,” and finds himself in the same world as the Avengers.
Though his face isn’t seen in the trailer, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine also jumps from the “X-Men” universe into the MCU in the third “Deadpool” movie. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film also includes Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni and Matthew Macfadyen.
Kevin Feige, Reynolds, Levy and Lauren Shuler Donner produce “Deadpool and Wolverine,” with Louis D’Esposito, Wendy Jacobson, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, George Dewey, Simon Kinberg and Jonathon Komack Martin serving as executive producers. It’s written by Reynolds, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Zeb Wells and Levy.
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