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WATCH: Jeff Bridges just teased the return of The Dude! But what can it mean?

January 25th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Oh my God! The Dude! The Dude is back!

Jeff Bridges just shared a video on his twitter (bottom of the page) in which he sports the Big Lebowski’s familiar cardigan and pyjama bottoms and, when he tipped those glasses? Oh, man!

The tweet reads: “Can’t be living in the past, man. Stay tuned.”

And the footage ends with: 02.03.2019 – which is February 2nd, which just happens to be the date of the Super Bowl.

But what is it getting at?

Is there a sequel to The Big Lebowski? As much as we wold love to say yes, it seems unlikely – heck, the Coen brothers themselves have said of the movie: “That movie has more of an enduring fascination for other people than it does for us,” so a sequel seems unlikely.

Could it be news on the John Turturro movie Going Places? It is, after all, a sequel of sorts focusing on Turturro’s iconic character from the movie, Jesus.

Could be…

But here’s a suggestion from a friend of FTN’s called Justice who is, without question, the biggest fan of the Dude we know: could Bridges be set to host The Oscars as the iconic character?

This is Justin by the way (continues after pic):

See what we mean?

Anyway, Justin made the following observations:

1. Wedding ring. The Dude does not dig that, man.
2. He is leaving an after-party.
3. Tumbleweed at the end blows past a red carpet.
4. He has aged, but still wears the same clothes?

So the theory is he will be hosting the Oscars, partly in character – costume and his own ring together.

Hostly, given that Kevin Hart will not be hosting and the Academy has not made a replacement (that we know of), this isn’t the craziest idea.

Whatever it is, we’re pacing the floor until the second.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….