E.T. Returns

Yes, you read that right. E.T. has returned in a short film reuniting him with Elliott.

The four minute film, titled A Holiday Reunion, is to promote Comcast’s Xfinity technology.

It features E.T. returning to Earth and reconnecting with Elliott, who now has a wife and two children.

It features a number of throwbacks to the beloved film as well as nods to today – at one point Elliott’s son explains the internet to E.T.

“The audience is going to get everything they want out of a sequel without the messy bits that could destroy the beauty of the original and the special place it has in people’s minds and hearts,” Henry Thomas, who plays Elliott, said.

Steven Spielberg gave his blessing to the film and was consulted throughout the process.

A two-minute version of the film will also air on Sky channels in the UK at 9pm tonight.

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