HTC finds Robert Downey Jr. on set, casually talks about the new HTC One M8 [VIDEO]


HTC RDJ commercial

It’s been a minute since we last saw Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. fulfill his $12 million dollar contractual obligation in an HTC ad. Some were confused to find HTC going with a different Hollywood star in their latest HTC One M8 ad spots, in which Gary Oldman waxes poetic about HTC’s latest flagship.

Well, it looks as if HTC was able to track down the Marvel star, apparently backstage on his latest movie set. The rather strange commercial merely has RDJ telling you to buy the HTC One M8… and that’s about it. He does mention all the awards the original HTC One received last year, even momentarily speaking in an old English accent.

In our minds eye, we can see someone holding up a few cue cards behind the camera, telling RDJ to read them off and finish with something funny. The result? Well, we’ll let you decide for yourself. Video below.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Well, Robert Downey Junior is hilarious, no matter what he does. : D So I liked the commercial, but…

  2. Well I wasn’t that impressed, it really can’t hold a candle to Samsung’s pretty good ads.

  3. Hard to top the Blah Blah Blah of Gary Oldman.

    1. blah blah blah ! Ask the internet, ill wait.

  4. HTC needs to fire their advertising agency(ies). They have done the One and One (M8) a disservice. It’s like the old Sega Dreamcast commercials where people continually yelled at Sega to just “show the God-damned product!” instead of 28 seconds of random unrelated filler and a 2-second clip of the game. Oh, and Sege was very much in the same state then that HTC is now.

    HTC, don’t be the next Sega. You make excellent products. Show the world what you make, instead of showing the world how much you can spend on celebrities that don’t really show off your product.

  5. O. M. G.

  6. These ads are pretty bad

  7. HTC has done it again…

  8. Alternative edit:
    HTC: “Robert, here’s a really big sack of money, now can you stand there and say some nice things about this product?”
    RDJ: “Sure”

  9. And I thought they couldnt get worse…..No offense to RDJ. But this is why the M7 marketing sucked. And now they’re doubling down on it? Oy Vey.

  10. He did that in one take. Right after taking a dump before breakfast.

  11. The only thing I saw on that ad was RDJ with a 5 second flash of the phone. This made me want to see Avengers more than get the M8 honestly.

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