Nothing is fun anymore. Just when we thought we'd get to see Danny McBride as Crocodile Dundee's obnoxious American son romping across the outback wielding a really big knife, we learn it's probably just a big, dumb commercial.
Slashfilm first spotted the lie, noting after the second teaser above was released that it featured "Chris Hemsworth, rocking his natural Australian accent" and finding that pretty suspicious.
Because, as a Slashfilm contributor pointed out in the tweet above, Hemsworth is an ambassador for Tourism Australia.
In case you're holding out hope because you so badly want to see Danny McBride box with a kangaroo or something, the Brisbane Times doubles down:
While Screen Australia's logo appears on the teaser and the film's promotional art, the film does not appear among the organisation's upcoming projects, nor is it listed as being funded by the organisation, despite industry site IMDB listing an estimated budget of $US30 million. Screen Australia declined to comment.
The paper also points out that Paul Hogan, the original Crocodile Dundee, has taken part in famous tourism ads before.
So how much more obvious could it be, once you really think about it?
After all, there was something damn suspicious about the trailer coming out of nowhere. No one had seen any Variety notice about it, it just popped up. And it doesn't really make sense to think Danny McBride kept the filming of what would be a major sequel under his hat for so long. It's unlikely anyone would be so secretive about a real movie.
That's it, then. We can put away our dreams of a McBride and Hemsworth buddy comedy, of them having great adventures communing with koalas and beating bad guys to death with boomerangs and didgeridoos.
We'll only see Dundee: The Son of a Legend in our dreams. Or in a commercial break during the Super Bowl.