Jeff Bridges is back as “The Dude”, and it may mean great news for The Big Lebowski fans.

The Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult-comedy The Big Lebowski is one of their most beloved efforts and is genuinely considered one of the most quotable films ever made. Jeff Bridges’ protagonist – “The Dude” – is the heroic slacker of a generation, and he’s back.

That’s right; Bridges is back in the iconic cardigan in a brand new clip:

It’s hard not to get your hopes up after seeing one of the most hilarious characters of the nineties back on your screens, but what does it all mean? All it really tells us is that Bridges is back in character, perhaps only for this brief clip shared to Bridges’ Twitter, to incite buzz for the most important aspect of the clip: a date, February 3, 2019.

This may seem familiar to some as Superbowl Sunday, which now has a history of teasing sequels which turn out to be promotional ad campaigns. This could certainly be the case for Lebowski. Yet, it’s one thing faking a Crocodile Dundee revival with a new star, but getting Bridges back in that famous attire is another. 

It could be that the Coen’s have filmed a sequel; after all, filming projects in secret has become much more common. Sadly, it seems a little unlikely that the two master filmmakers would helm a sequel for one of their most praised works. Then again, they could have struck a really great idea which compelled them to do so, and perhaps Superbowl Sunday will air a brand new trailer? We’ll have to wait and see – if the truth is disappointing, we’ve always got the John Turturro spin-off to look forward to.

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