Ever since I saw Taron Egerton light up the screen in last year’s KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, I thought he would make an amazing replacement for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. He had the charisma and the look, all that would need some work was the voice and attitude, which, let’s face it, is kind of an actor’s job. While the possibility of that random dream scenario isn’t any closer to happening, I did find it interesting when I first stumbled onto this film, EDDIE THE EAGLE.
I think I should say now that this film couldn’t be farther from a superhero flick, but I’d line up to see Hugh Jackman train Taron Egerton in anything. In this particular case, ski jumping. EDDIE THE EAGLE tells the story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, a man who became the first British competitor to represent Britain in ski jumping at the 1988 Olympics.
Check out the Super Bowl ad for the film below.
Given the material of the film, the studio is undoubtedly making a wise decision by putting this commercial for the movie during the Super Bowl. Given that it’s a sports movie, and that (shocker) a good portion of the viewers will be interested in sports, it’ll definitely do much to raise awareness for a film that probably didn’t take a whole lot of money to make. In addition to all this, it looks like a pretty solid film, albeit rather predictable.
What do you think of the TV spot? Are you looking forward to seeing EDDIE THE EAGLE? Let us know in the comments down below!
EDDIE THE EAGLE hits theaters on February 26, 2016.
SOURCE: 20th Century Fox