Jeff Bridges teases the return of 'The Dude'; 'Big Lebowski' sequel coming?

The Dude abides again.
Publish date:

Jeff Bridges has got movie fans excited by appearing in a teaser video as arguably his most beloved character: "The Dude."

While Bridges has gone on to win an Oscar in the period since, it's still his 1998 portrayal of "The Dude" (or "his Dudeness, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing") for which he's best remembered.

The movie from Minnesota's Coen Brothers has developed a fervent cult following over the years, and now it looks like fans could be in for some more bowling-related hilarity.

The teaser video posted by Bridges on Thursday morning was accompanied by the message: "Can’t be living in the past, man. Stay tuned."

A tumbleweed then rolls past in the video with the date: 2.3.19.

If you're not aware, that's the date of the Super Bowl, which suggests that one of the commercials on Super Bowl Sunday could be a trailer for a "Big Lebowski" sequel.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. There has been nothing to suggest that a sequel was in the works, even though John Turturro has for years tried to get the Coens interested in a follow-up focused on his character, Jesus Quintana.

And while fans can hope that's what it means, it could just as easily be a regular Super Bowl commercial that happens to feature "The Dude."

As Scott Wampler of Birth, Movies, Death points out, last year Danny McBride appeared in a Super Bowl "trailer" that suggested a sequel was coming to the "Crocodile Dundee" series.

But it was, in actuality, just an ad for Australian tourism.

If it is a "Lebowski" sequel, the Coens sure as heck better bring Sam Elliott back too.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.


20 years later, The Dude still abides

The Coen Brothers' famous comedy was released on this day in 1998.

Screen Shot 2020-01-23 at 1.58.45 PM

Watch: Winona Ryder talks about return to Winona for Super Bowl ad

The Hollywood star was back in her hometown for filming earlier this month.

The historic Parkway Theater will re-open next month

The Chicago and 48th venue has undergone a major overhaul.