Last night, a very, very special Super Bowl commercial aired. No, I’m not talking about the Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser. I’m talking about the Crocodile Dundee 4 “trailer.”
I put “trailer” in quotations because it’s not actually a trailer. It starts off as if it were a trailer for a fourth installation in the Crocodile Dundee franchise starring Danny McBride, Chris Hemsworth, and of course Paul Hogan. But then it slowly degenerates into what the commercial actually is. An advertisement to promote Australian tourism.
Now, that would just be a really funny commercial. If it weren’t for the fact that for several days prior to the Super Bowl, the commercial was being built up as something far more elaborate than just that short commercial. Multiple “teasers” for the “trailer” were released online featuring scenes with an all-star cast, including:
-Luke Bracey (as “The Cricket Legend”)
-Russell Crowe (as J.P. Steele, a corrupt businessman)
-Isla Fisher (as Dr. Clark, a veterinarian)
-Chris Hemsworth (as Wally, Walter Reilly’s son)
-Liam Hemsworth (as “Wes Windsong,” a mysterious character)
-Paul Hogan (as Crocodile Dundee)
-Hugh Jackman (as the Australian Prime Minister)
-Jessica Mauboy (as Miss Thompson, a singer)
-Danny McBride (as Brian Dundee, Crocodile Dundee’s long-lost son)
-Margot Robbie (as “Lil’ Donk,” who presumably is Brian Dundee’s side kick)
-Ruby Rose (as Chief Jackson, a police officer)
And in the end, none of the “teasers” were incorporated into the actual “trailer.”
It baffles me. They all went so out of their way… for this!
So now this raises a question: Should they actually go further than this and actually make a Crocodile Dundee 4 movie with all of these stars? I’d like to see that happen!