Well, this does make more sense. But is anyone else disappointed?
If you were looking forward to seeing "Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home" in theaters, you're (probably?) out of luck. People.com debuted a teaser last week with Danny McBride as Crocodile Dundee's long-lost American son. That was weird enough. Then it was revealed that Chris Hemsworth was playing an Outback guide sent to help him find Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan), who was missing in the Bush.
Next, Hugh Jackman revealed that he was involved:
Shortly after it was revealed that Hugh Jackman had joined the cast, a full trailer was released also showing Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Liam Hemsworth, Jessica Mauboy and Luke Bracey:
Chris Hemsworth is a Tourism Australia ambassador, which raised some red flags for those in-the-know. On that note, the Brisbane Times reports that this is all just an ad:
"Those incredulous reactions to the weekend's trailer teasing a Crocodile Dundee reboot may have had a point – it all looks to be a viral marketing stunt. Industry sources have indicated the teaser – featuring US actor Danny McBride – is part of an advertising campaign for Tourism Australia, set to air during next month's NFL Super Bowl."
Apparently the film's listed director, Steve Rogers, is an award-winning commercial director based in Sydney, which was another commercial clue.
Is it wrong to be a bit sad that this was all just a stunt? It's not like this would've been the first WTF summer movie, and we were kinda into it.
The Super Bowl airs this Sunday, February 4, and apparently that's when we'll get to see the full Tourism Australia ad.
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