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LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 22: Frontman Chad Kroeger of Nickelback speaks during a memorabilia case dedication ahead of the band's five-night 'Feed the Machine' residency at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on February 22, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images); NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Actor Ryan Reynolds attends the 'Deadpool' fan event at AMC Empire Theatre on February 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Nickelback is getting an early Christmas present this year thanks to an unlikely source:  Deadpool.

For those that haven’t seen the trailer for Once Upon A Deadpool, the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2, it’s punctuated with a Nickelback joke relating to Deadpool’s relationship to the Marvel Universe.  

“You’re Marvel licensed by Fox,” says former child star Fred Savage playing up his role in The Princess Bride.  “It’s like if the Beatles were produced by Nickelback.  It’s music, but it sucks.”



What the trailer didn’t include was Deadpool’s verbal undressing of Savage and his opinions on the Canadian rock band.  (Probably doesn’t hurt that Ryan Reynolds, who portrays Deadpool, is Canadian himself.)

Either way, it’s pretty damn funny, regardless of how you feel about Chad Kroeger and company.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.