Antihero regular Jason Statham to star in first LG G5 TV commercials, teasers already online

Antihero regular Jason Statham to star in first LG G5 TV commercials, teasers already online
Apple had Selena Gomez and the Cookie Monster. HTC had  Robert Downey Jr. and Gary Oldman. Sony had that James Bond thing, and Samsung is bullish on Lil Wayne. Pushing consumer products with some help from celebs is nothing new—it's just one more way the advertising industry goes about its goal of convincing you to buy stuff. And with LG's flagship phone, the G5, just three days away from hitting the market, you can bet the South Korean company's marketing machine is ready to flirt.

After booking Joseph Gordon-Levitt to promote the V10, LG is this time around turning to antihero regular Jason Statham—a veteran of a number of action classics such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and The Italian Job. Instead of his typical, high-octane scenes, however, you can expect Statham to, once again (Spy), go for a more lighthearted role, consistent with LG's "Play More" campaign around the G5 and its "Friends" accessories. 

The TV spot will be broadcast for the first time on April 1st in key worldwide markets for LG, including North and Latin America, Europe, and East Asia. Two teasers hinting at Statham's involvement in the project have already been made public on LG Mobile's official YouTube channel and both are available for viewing below.





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G5
  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Hopefully modules catch on and get copied by other smartphone brands (most notably the swappable battery).

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or maybe hot-swap battery

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

im not falling for this trap, its April fools ad.

3. gendo

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Dude, I've already seen this on TV. It's real, sadly.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Jason, while i like his action sequences, he's not an actor that will win an Oscar, sadly!

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

For Snatch he should get something. Not Oscar, not Globe but Turkish was awesome character and Statham nailed it And the movie is friggin awesome, my favourite comedy ever :P

6. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Snatch wasn't really a comedy. Sure there were scenes to laugh hard but killing, maiming people and feeding them to the pigs sure as hell isn't a comedy.

8. gendo

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I think it qualifies as a dark comedy. That is a genre after all.

11. belialh

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

Agreed!

14. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

his account for sure has 6 zeros, i believe he succeeded in this life already.

9. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

So Statham is smiling as he's watching his phone restart and boot up? That's what happens when you remove and insert a new module.

10. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL nice.

12. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Misleading as he does not have to turn on the phone and all that crap before using it after adding the cam add on, the add is also crap

13. gendo

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Wow. Thank you, we had no idea how phones work. It's an ad. Do you think their gonna make a commercial where he's gonna watch a boot screen?

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