Can Eddie the Eagle, starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman) and Hugh Jackman, stand the test of time like fellow sports movies Hoosiers and Remember the Titans? The answer, according to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is: yes. You’ll hear them praise the film in this Sunday’s upcoming Super Bowl trailer, but take a peek before football’s big day.
Twentieth Century Fox released the Eddie the Eagle Super Bowl trailer ahead of this weekend’s game. In it, we see snippets of the film interspersed with reactions from the aforementioned football players, who were invited by the studio for a special screening. Spoiler alert: they loved it. Watch the spot below:
Before Egerton returns for the Kingsman sequel and Jackman makes his third and final Wolverine movie, the two will be seen in theaters as Michael “Eddie” Edwards and his charismatic coach. Eddie, an untrained and unskilled athlete, became Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics. Despite finishing last in the 70-meter and 90-meter jumps at the 1988 event in Calgary, he received newfound fame.
Egerton’s Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn co-produced the film, while third-time director Dexter Fletcher helmed it. Eddie the Eagle will hit theaters on February 26th.
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.