Jeff Bridges lit a fire in the hearts of Coen Brothers fans around the world on Thursday morning when he released a short video on Twitter that featured the return of his iconic slacker from The Big Lebowski.
We're talking about The Dude here, and it looks like he's back in business. The video shared by Bridges saw his character walk into frame and chuckle at the camera, with "The Man in Me" playing in the background no less, before revealing a date on the screen. 2/3/19, the same day as this year's Super Bowl.
Can’t be living in the past, man. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/zL2CLYhGAM— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) January 24, 2019
So we all know that something Dude-related it happening on the day of the Super Bowl, which means it's most likely a commercial. It honestly feels a lot like the whole Crocodile Dundee scenario from last year, in which Australia paid to make a trailer for a fake reboot starring Danny McBride as a way to attract tourists. It was brilliant marketing that we can all appreciate, but it still got everyone's hopes up thinking that a real reboot was in the works.
This video from Bridges is likely something very similar. It could be an ad for some attraction or event in Los Angeles. It could also be a commercial for Nationwide, Smirnoff, Skittles, Budweiser, or any number of other brands. Then again, this could be something else.
Every Big Lebowski fan is hoping that Netflix will pull off another massive surprise and release a sequel after the Super Bowl, the same way the streaming service released The Cloverfield Paradox last year. There's almost no chance that this is reality, but that isn't stopping anyone from dreaming.
The folks on Twitter have quite a few theories as to what this teaser could be for, and we will have no idea who's right until the big game arrives next weekend.
BIG LEBOWSKI 2??????????????????????????????????????????????????/ https://t.co/80plkerAEy— Guilherme "Ghost" ? Jacobs (@GhostJacobs) January 24, 2019
THE BIG LEBOWSKI IS GETTING A SEQUEL?!?! pic.twitter.com/roX9R18d1Z— ɢᴏɢɢʟᴇ (@My_Goggle) January 24, 2019
Jeff Bridges teasing a new Big Lebowski movie -- Let's Go! pic.twitter.com/FGINj4Gb8F— Jordan Cashatt (@JCashatt) January 24, 2019
NEW BIG LEBOWSKI FILM, I AM OFF TO FUCKING TOWN.!!!!!— Danny (@BrianKiddsMate) January 24, 2019
Not so fast...
They said The Big Lebowski would never get a sequel so I don’t think this is what everything thinks it is— Erik Von RamsFan - Crotchety Old Man (@ourheroerikw5) January 24, 2019
Probably just a commercial
Can’t wait for the Big Lebowski H&R Block commercial everyone is so excited for.— Kev (@KevinMcGannon) January 24, 2019
This is not Big Lebowski 2.— wdsteeves (@wdsteeves) January 24, 2019
This is for a commercial. https://t.co/1bLHn4pvbJ
Remember Crocodile Dundee?
I would say he's teasing a Big Lebowski sequel, but then I think back to that whole Dundee thing. https://t.co/kMfLJrIcPW— Christian Decker (@TheCDecker) January 24, 2019
Seeing entirely too many people tricked into thinking that LEBOWSKI thing is for a sequel just one year after y'all fell for the CROCODILE DUNDEE thing— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) January 24, 2019
Still, The Dude makes everything a little better
had a rough day but seeing 20 secs of Jeff Bridges as the The Dude has made it all go away. I don't know about you, but I take comfort in knowing he's out there— David Bratchpiece (@bratchy1) January 24, 2019
Look, I just saw new Dude for like three whole seconds and, like, my day is already 1000 times better, man.— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) January 24, 2019
So you're saying there's a chance?
Look, all I'm saying is ...
NetFlix surprise-released a big movie on Super Bowl Sunday last year, and the Coen Brothers released their most recent movie on NetFlix.
It's a .01% chance. It's probably a Smirnoff commercial.— Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Nixon (@CTowersCBS) January 24, 2019