Recently, a trailer dropped for an out-of-nowhere sequel to Crocodile Dundee starring Danny McBride as Dundee's long-lost son returning to Australia to find his missing father. People debated whether this was a real movie or not, which only heated up when Chris Hemsworth was shown to be a part of the cast. Eventually, it was revealed that this was a fake movie and that it was an elaborate Super Bowl commercial promoting Australia tourism. But that doesn't make us any less interested in it, especially now that Hugh Jackman has been added to the mix. Check out the newest clip from Dundee, now featuring Jackman.
As you can see, Hugh Jackman shared the latest clip from Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home to his Twitter page, writing in the caption, "You didn't really think they'd bring back Dundee ... without me, did you?!" Kind of, yeah, but we're still glad Jackman's there! In the clip, Jackman appears in a suit while standing in some kind of study, an Australian flag placed behind him. He's giving off politician vibes and speaks to a person on the phone, saying very Australian words like "wallaby," "kangaroo," "wanker," and "how's the surf?"
Seeing as how this is a commercial for Australia tourism, it makes sense for Hugh Jackman, one of the countries biggest stars, to be involved. It makes me wonder if more Australian actors will be making appearances as well. Should we be on the lookout for the likes of Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne or Nicole Kidman? Who knows how deep this rabbit hole goes?
Dundee stars Danny McBride as Brian Dundee, the long-lost, city-slicker son of Mick Dundee. When Mick goes missing in the Australian Outback, it's up to Brian to connect with his roots in order to find his father. Chris Hemsworth is along for the ride as Brian's guide.
The amount of work that has gone into Dundee is nothing short of amazing. Not only have big name stars been recruited, but it was filmed with a lot of care. The released clips -- like McBride trying to mentally tame a water buffalo -- look like legitimate movie scenes. And it's actually really funny! It's enough to make you wonder if, at some point, the minds behind Dundee didn't say "screw it," and filmed a whole movie. If this ad becomes popular, I wouldn't be very surprised if people start asking for this to be made into a real movie with a theatrical release. We'll have to wait and see, but this ad has really caught a lot of attention.
We can't be sure when exactly what time the Dundee commercial will, air, so we'll all just have to sit through the entire Super Bowl on February 4, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.