Mark Wahlberg Feels Left Out of Ben Affleck, Matt Damon’s Viral DunKings Commercial, Says He’s “Still Waiting” For Their Call

Mark Wahlberg found himself feeling a tad blue when he discovered he hadn't been included in the Super Bowl Dunkin' Donuts ad with his Boston crew.

Mark Wahlberg Feels Left Out of Ben Affleck, Matt Damon’s Viral DunKings Commercial, Says He’s “Still Waiting” For Their Call

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  • Actor Mark Wahlberg appeared on the Stephen Colbert Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to address some pressing questions regarding his absence from the Dunkin' commercials.
  • The star-studded ad featured a very embarrassed Matt Damon and a very enthusiastic Tom Brady on the music, while Affleck rapped away.
  • Mark Wahlberg's may have gotten snubbed from the Dunkin' Super Bowl advertisement, but appeared in an ad for the Catholic meditation app Hallow instead.
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Dunkin’ undoubtedly stole the show with the best Super Bowl ad this year. The Super Bowl is not only a fiercely competitive sport for the teams involved but also for companies striving to churn out memorable and attention-grabbing ads.

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Dunkin’ this year achieved this feat by featuring JLo, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Tom Brady all in one star-studded commercial, representing the essence of Boston. However, fans couldn’t help but wonder why Mark Wahlberg wasn’t part of the commercial. The actor finally addressed this question during an interview with Stephen Colbert.

The Superbowl commercial
The Superbowl commercial

Why Wasn’t Mark Wahlberg in the Dunkin’ Ad?

Actor Mark Wahlberg appeared on the Stephen Colbert Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to address some pressing questions regarding his absence from the Dunkin’ commercials. With two of his closest friends, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, alongside Tom Brady, it seemed like a full house of Boston boys. However, Wahlberg himself admitted to wondering the same thing. He expressed his hope for Dunkin’ to give him a call in the future. He revealed,

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“I was wondering the same thing, you know. I have no idea,—I’m from the wrong side of the tracks, I think,–very, very funny.–I’m trying to work my way into their good graces, Hopefully they’ll give me the call one of these days. I’m waiting patiently.”

Mark Wahlberg got to channel his Catholic beliefs for 2022's Father Stu
Mark Wahlberg in Father Stu

The Dunkin’ advertisement was truly wild. In the commercial, Ben Affleck bursts into the studio where his wife, Jennifer Lopez, is busy working on her latest album, This Is Me… Now, to reveal a hilarious song concocted by him and the “Dunkings” about Dunkin’. And he’s not alone, as the star-studded ad featured a very embarrassed Matt Damon and a very enthusiastic Tom Brady on the music, while Affleck rapped away. With a plethora of notable other celebrity appearances in smaller roles, ranging from Jack Harlow to Fat Joe, the lineup was undeniably crazy.

Mark Wahlberg Starred in an Alternate Commercial Instead!

While Mark Wahlberg got snubbed from the Dunkin’ Super Bowl 2024 advertisement, he was in an ad for the Catholic meditation app Hallow instead. Aired during the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, this commercial starred Wahlberg alongside Jonathan Roumie, renowned for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the TV drama The Chosen.

Matt Damon
Matt Damon in DunKings commercial

Here is what the fans online have to say about the whole fiasco,

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While Wahlberg appeared visibly disappointed about not being invited to the Dunkin’ commercial with his Boston buddies. Online, people are glad both he and Affleck are doing what they love and can pursue their passions. While for Wahlberg, it’s his faith, for Affleck, it’s Dunkin’.

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Sampurna Banerjee, an ardent enthusiast of pop culture and movies, pours her passion into her role as a writer for FandomWire. With a penchant for Marvel, DC, and sitcoms, she has contributed over 400 articles, staying up-to-date to the entertainment industry's latest buzz. Moreover, she's penned over 300 articles for Animated Times and shared her work across several Instagram pages. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University.