Mick Is Back… Sort Of

Paul Hogan is back in this trailer for the upcoming meta-comedy The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, which also stars Olivia Newton-John.

Hogan has decided to step back into the boots of his most iconic role, but not in the way you would expect. It had been rumoured for some time that Hogan was set to reprise his role as Crocodile Dundee in an upcoming reboot.

In this movie, Hogan stars as a semi-fictional version of himself, after he is brought out of retirement in the wake of a knighthood from The Queen. But when he is caught up in a series of increasingly ludicrous scandals including throwing a snake at a 5th-grade teacher, knocking out a nun, choking a child. He has to stage a comeback to salvage his reputation.

Here’s the trailer –

Here’s the synopsis for The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

“Paul Hogan plays himself in this raucous comedy. Retired in L.A. and overshadowed by his Crocodile Dundee character, Hogan is offered a knighthood by the Queen of England. But before he can accept it, Hogan gets caught up in a series of comical scandals that dominate gossip shows and social media feeds. Can he keep his reputation clean long enough to hang onto his prize — and his dignity? Hilarious celebrity co-stars include Chevy Chase, John Cleese, Olivia Newton-John, and more!”

The original Crocodile Dundee was released in 1986 and starred Hogan as a weathered crocodile hunter, the movie became a major box office hit in Australia, eventually crossing the globe to become a worldwide phenomenon.

Originally scheduled to be released in Australian cinemas in April, The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee had its theatrical release cancelled due to the pandemic and is scheduled to make its VOD debut on December 11th following an Amazon Prime Video in July.