By Andrew Court For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:45 EST, 5 February 2018 | Updated: 07:12 EST, 5 February 2018 It was revealed on Sunday that the "trailer" for Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Comes Home was actually an elaborate commercial for Tourism Australia after it aired to 110 million...
It was revealed on Sunday that the ‘trailer’ for Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Comes Home was actually an elaborate commercial for Tourism Australia after it aired to 110 million Americans during Super Bowl LII.
And the $36 million advertisement promptly sent social media into a meltdown, becoming a trending topic on Twitter.
Thousands reacted in disappointment that the commercial wasn’t actually promoting a real film, with Donald Trump Jr., Busy Phillips and Magda Szubanski offering their verdict on the 60-second ad.
Sensational! The $36 million Tourism Australia ad which aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday promptly sent social media into a meltdown, becoming a trending topic on Twitter
The commercial featured stars such as Danny McBride, Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman in a mock movie trailer for a ‘reboot’ of the Crocodile Dundee franchise.
Donald Trump Jr. was one of the first to petition that the film actually be made, writing on Twitter: ‘Not gonna lie, Kenny Powers as Crocodile Dundee would be the best thing to home (sic) out of Hollywood in decades’.
His sentiment was echoed by Australian comedian Magda Szubanski, who enthusiastically tweeted: ‘I know I’m late to this but OMG I HAVE TO SEE THIS FILM PLEASE MAKE THIS FILM’.
He’s a fan! Donald Trump’s oldest son and namesake took to Twitter to support a real Crocodile Dundee reboot
‘Best thing to home (sic) out of Hollywood in decades’: If the Tourism Australia commercial is a success, Donald Jr. may soon be sending time Down Under
Expressing her enthusiasm! Comedian Magda pleaded with producers to bring a reboot to the big screen
Suicide Squad star Ike Barinholtz also took to Twitter, claiming he was disappointed there would be no new Crocodile Dundee film coming to cinemas.
‘I am legitimately bummed there is not a new Crocodile Dundee movie with Danny McBride’, he wrote.
Actress Busy Phillips soon replied: ‘YOU HAD ME CONVINCED IT WAS REAL’.
All-star cast: Chris Hemsworth was among the many A-listers who appeared in the Tourism Australia ad, disguised as a Crocodile Dundee commercial
‘Bummed’: Actor Ike reacted like many other Americans who were watching along at home
‘Convinced’: The marketing ploy got many, including Busy Phillips, talking
Trolled! A Twitter user summed up the sentiments of many
Their sentiments were echoed by thousands more, with one Super Bowl viewer saying he felt he had been ‘trolled’ by Australia as he believed that the trailer was for a real film, rather than a commercial for the country’s tourism industry.
Despite their disappointment, it appears the expensive advert may have achieved its goal of making Americas travel Down Under on their holidays.
‘Well now I really want to visit Australia! Even though this wacky Crocodile Dundee fake movie thing is just a tourism marketing campaign, it got me. I want to visit! It looks lovely there’, one fan wrote.
Will they turn the commercial into a movie? If Twitter users have their way, Paul Hogan and Margot Robbie could be reuniting to shoot a movie
Looks like it worked! The commercial enticed many Americans into thinking of travelling Down Under
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