TikTok star Scott Seiss, who also appears in Cocaine Bear, trolls the MCU in a new parody explainer video preparing audiences for the upcoming movie.

Cocaine Bear actor Scott Seiss, who also happens to be a viral TikTok star, trolls the MCU in a new parody explainer video for the upcoming animal rampage movie. Directed by Elizabeth Banks and very loosely based on real events, Cocaine Bear tells the story of a 500-pound apex predator who goes on a chaotic killing spree in a Georgia forest after ingesting extreme amounts of cocaine. Seiss, who is widely known for producing funny TikTok content, appears in the film as Tom, a paramedic who has several close encounters with the titular beast.

In a parody explainer video informing audiences what they need to know before seeing Cocaine Bear (nothing at all), Seiss pokes fun at the MCU for the extensive understanding of comics history needed to appreciate certain elements of the superhero franchise.

As Seiss jokes, knowledge of past post-credits scenes isn’t needed to understand what’s going on in Cocaine Bear. The video plays up the idea that the upcoming action comedy is pretty much exactly what’s on the tin – a story about a drug-fueled bear attacking people.

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Why Cocaine Bear Could Be A Hit


As a self-aware action-comedy/ thriller aimed at teens and adults, Cocaine Bear isn’t dissimilar to the likes of Violent Night and M3gan. The former movie was released during the holiday season, going on to earn almost $76 million, a performance impressive enough to garner a sequel announcement. M3gan, which earned $170 million, became a sensation after the release of the first trailer, with the movie’s unique premise and hilariously terrifying dancing robot being more than enough to lure audiences to theaters.

Cocaine Bear is easy to understand from the title and trailers have already teased that the movie will deliver lots of violence, gore, and laughs. The simplicity of the premise alone could be enough to attract audiences to theaters, especially those feeling the effects of what has been dubbed “superhero fatigue”. Cocaine Bear has a budget of $35 million and is estimated to bring in at least $15 million in its opening weekend, a number that could come in even higher if word-of-mouth is strong.

While Cocaine Bear could be a surprise hit, Babylon proved several months ago that marketing a movie on its “wildness” factor isn’t always a successful way to attract audiences. The Damien Chazelle movie, which was marketed as a drug and alcohol-fueled romp through old Hollywood, was a major flop, earning only $56 million and failing to recoup its budget. That being said, Cocaine Bear is much closer in tone to Violent Night or M3gan, which certainly bodes well for the upcoming film.

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