The fluffy Mogwai Gizmo returns to the screen with Gremlins star Zach Galligan in a new Mountain Dew commercial!
While more and more movie franchises are getting modern reboots and sequels, fans of Joe Dante’s Gremlins franchise are still hoping for the third film to finally push through with its production. But fans would no longer need to imagine what Gizmo and his human, Billy Peltzer, would look like today, thanks to a new commercial for Mountain Dew Zero Sugar!
In the 30-second ad, Billy and Gizmo are watching TV when the Mogwai asks for a sip of Billy’s Mountain Dew. Of course, who can resist Gizmo’s big round Mogwai eyes, right? As expected though, the sweet creature gets himself wet, resulting in a batch of furballs popping out of his back. We then get a glimpse of a new face, seemingly Billy’s daughter, who also has a Mogwai of her own.
Gizmo quickly became a pop culture icon since the Gremlins film premiered in 1984, followed by Gremlins 2: The New Batch in 1990. According to Collider, the original film’s writer, Chris Columbus, confirmed the existence of a Gremlins 3 script, but there has been no word yet if the third film will actually happen.
Meanwhile, an animated series titled Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is expected to be released this year on HBO Max.