And people were NOT happy about it.
There had been rumours for weeks that a Crocodile Dundee sequel was in the works and after a lot of teasing and build-up, a trailer was finally released at the weekend – sort of.
Airing the “official DUNDEE trailer” during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, Tourism Australia told fans to get excited, saying:
“The wait is over. It’s the surprise no one saw coming (unless you’ve been on the internet during the past two weeks).”
The wait is over. Watch the full official DUNDEE trailer right here. It’s the surprise no one saw coming (unless you’ve been on the Internet during the past two weeks). Visit https://t.co/kadAyLFwZh for more. #SeeAustralia #DundeeTourismAd pic.twitter.com/kxmGItY8tV
— Australia (@Australia) February 5, 2018
Starring Australia’s own Chris Hemsworth and funny-man Danny McBride, the trailer set up the story of the original Crocodile Dundee’s son returning to Oz to explore his roots. However, halfway through the apparent trailer, it was revealed that it was all a hoax.
Yep, the video was actually an advert for Tourism Australia to encourage people to travel to the land down under and they had us all fooled.
The reveal left many fans disappointed that the sequel they had been getting excited about wasn’t actually happening at all.
Yes, Danny McBride, we needed a sexy American actor to convince Americans to visit Australia. And it turned out to be the trip of a lifetime! See more content at https://t.co/GjpkTqEZOL #Australia #DundeeTourismAd @australia https://t.co/SNJS7w3S7G
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) February 5, 2018
Just because #DundeeMovie wasn’t a real movie doesn’t mean Wes Windsong wasn’t a real person. He’s very real. And he loves Australia. #DundeeTourismAd #SeeAustralia #whales @australia https://t.co/Tzb6hXAyvP
— Liam Hemsworth (@LiamHemsworth) February 5, 2018
Me when I figured out it wasn’t a preview for a new Crocodile Dundee movie.. pic.twitter.com/eOSyCoCtcX
— QUILLIN (@PermaTweak) February 5, 2018
— Blaire Ulrich (@bulrich17) February 5, 2018
Worst part of the night, the #SuperBowl was fine but I can’t believe #Dundee isn’t a movie. How dare they! Why!!!! #DundeeTourismAd #DundeeMovie #SuperBowlLll #SuperBowl52 #SuperBowl2018 @DundeeMovie #SuperBowlCommercial pic.twitter.com/fOZFQf6aFD
— James (@Jamesfla29) February 5, 2018
The only thing the super bowl taught me is I’d definitely watch a Crocdile Dundee reboot with Danny McBride and Chris Hemsworth.
— Dumb Drywaller (@DumbDrywaller) February 5, 2018
However, it’s hard not to applaud the Australian tourism board for creating a killer advertising campaign.
Booking our flights to Australia ASAP.