Baywatch debuts new footage at CinemaCon
The night after breaking news on the plot of Jumanji, Dwayne Johnson was back at CinemaCon to showcase another high-profile project in Baywatch.
On Tuesday at Paramount’s presentation, Johnson and the “Avengers of the Beach” revealed extended footage from the upcoming film, which the Fast Five star said he hopes is the “greatest comedy of all-time.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a scene that was teased in the most recent trailer was further explored as Mitch Buchannon (Johnson), Matt Brody (Zac Efron), and Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario) are looking for evidence at a morgue; Brody is convinced to touch a dead man’s genitals, much to the delight of his fellow lifeguards.
Johnson had hyped up the unveiling earlier Tuesday on Instagram, when he wrote, “Eagle just landed. Again. Las Vegas. BIG #BAYWATCH surprise today for our awesome CinemaCon crowd. I just stepped off set of #Ballers in LA which is why I’m dressed like a freakishly large sexy accountant.”
The footage was met with strong support from many of those in attendance. Read below for some reactions.
Baywatch swims into theaters on May 26.