E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad
MANILA, Philippines — E.T. has come home!
The alien character has returned to earth to reunite with his friend Elliott, 37 years after the film helmed by Steven Spielberg was released.
Actor Henry Thomas reprises his role as Elliott in an advertisement for Xfinity and Comcast called “A Holiday Reunion” featuring John Williams’ music theme from the 1982 film.
The four-minute ad shows a now grown-up Elliott waking up to find his own children discovering E.T. who is hiding behind a snowman in their yard.
“You came back!” Elliott gushes.
Since it had been almost four decades since E.T. was with his friend, Elliott introduced the alien character to the internet, saying “A lot’s changed since you were here.”
The ad also did not miss to include the iconic bike scene from the movie where E.T. and the kids ride into the moonlight.
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