Tennis Pro Rafa Nadal "Joins" the X-Men in Kia Commercial

Mon, January 4th, 2016 at 8:03am PST | Updated: January 4th, 2016 at 8:04am

Brett White, Assistant Editor

Professor Xavier has a new recruit -- at least that's what this new commercial for the partnership between Kia and the Australian Open posits. The new spot, which features plenty of footage from the first trailer for "X-Men: Apocalypse," reimagines tennis pro Rafa Nadal as an athlete with a very special gift, one that put him on Professor X's radar as a teenager. Now as an adult, Nadal's hi-tech wrist interface alerts him to the availability of a "New X-Car" -- one that he can drive all the way to the Australian Open!

Directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Holt, Oscar Isaac and more, "X-Men: Apocalypse" opens on May 27.

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