Deadpool 3: Ryan Reynolds teases cameo of Wrexham striker Ollie Palmer in new Marvel film

Ryan Reynolds appears to have confirmed that Wrexham striker Ollie Palmer is in his next film, Deadpool 3.

The Hollywood star, an owner of the Welsh football club, shared the trailer on social media, writing: "Found the guy who killed Bambi's mom".

An eagle-eyed Wrexham fan, who calls himself Beardy on Twitter, quickly noticed a man wearing a denim jacket in the background of one of the scenes, identifying him as "one Ollie Palmer".

A podcast dedicated to the football club, Fearless In Devotion, backed up his claim, sharing the still from the trailer along with a screenshot of Palmer, 32, commenting on Reynold's post: "If you squint..."

Reynolds, 47, commented on the podcast's post: "Keen eyesight".

The podcast team went on to say they had verified the claim, saying in another comment on the post: "I've asked him. He's confirmed it is him".

The new Marvel film - which will be out in the UK on 26 July - brings Deadpool and Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman) together to defeat a common enemy.

Palmer appears to make his brief background appearance in the first scene of the trailer, in which Deadpool walks over to Wolverine at a bar.

He's wearing a white shirt, jeans and denim jacket, and has dark hair and a bushy dark beard.

Palmer joined Wrexham from AFC Wimbledon in January 2022, a year after Reynolds and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-creator Rob McElhenney, 46, took over the club.

Since then, the Welsh football club has secured two successive promotions, which along with the popular Welcome To Wrexham docuseries, has propelled it into the global spotlight.

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In 2022, Reynolds and McElhenney were honoured by the Welsh government, the Football Association of Wales and S4C for promoting the country and its language with the Dragon Award.

They've also met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the King and Queen and the Prince of Wales.

Sky News has contacted Palmer's representative for comment.