Matthew Broderick to reprise 'Ferris Bueller' role? - See video
Matthew Broderick might be reprising one of his most popular characters - Ferris Bueller - just for the Super Bowl.
The 49-year-old actor appeared in a YouTube video called "Coming Soon," which was posted on on January 26 and features Broderick wearing a bathrobe and asking: "How can I handle work on a day like today?"
The clip, which can be seen below, ends with the iconic music from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" -- Yello's "Oh Yeah" -- and a black screen that reads "2.5.12," the date of the Super Bowl.
The YouTube account, which is named chuckachucka2012, also features three clips from the film on its channel that were all uploaded on Thursday.
The caption for the short clip reads, "We hate to be such a tease, but on a day like today, we just have to. Stick it out until the Super Bowl, or take a 'day off' on Monday and catch the big reveal."
UPDATE on Friday, January 27: The car blog Jaloplik reported that the video may be a teaser for a Honda commercial, quoting a source familiar with Honda's operations as saying earlier this month that "the company was going to do a 'Ferris Bueller'-style ad for the Super Bowl starring none other than Matthew Broderick" and that the "spot was going to mimic much of the original film, except this time prominently featuring Hondas."
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was released in 1986 and also starred "Dancing With The Stars" season 11 champ Jennifer Gray, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara and Jeffrey Jones.
In the comedy film, popular and charismatic high school kid Ferris Bueller (Broderick) decides to pretend he's sick and ditch classes for a day so he can take his girlfriend Sloane (Sara) and best friend Cameron (Ruck) on a joyride around town in Cameron's father's Ferrari. Gray plays Bueller's jealous sister Jeanie.
In an iconic scene, the three leave the car with valet attendants, who proceed to take it on their own high-speed cruise on a highway.
"The big jump the two valets do in Cameron's dad's Ferrari? We hear this time it's going to be a Honda CR-V," Jalopnick reported. "Honda is pouring a lot of money into this ad and, according to our source, hired The Hangover writer/director Todd Phillips to put it all together."
Representatives for Honda and Philips have not commented.
Check out the clip with Broderick below.