For years, there’s been talk of making a new sequel in the Gremlins franchise, which would pick up at some point after 1990’s Gremlins 2: The New Batch. But that’s all it’s been at this point, as development of the script and concept is the furthest that we’ve seen the idea of a Gremlins threequel progress. Warner Bros., you’ve officially run out of excuses to prolong the inevitable, as that new Mountain Dew ad that saw Zach Galligan’s Billy Peltzer and Gizmo reunite is further proof and motivation that I need that third movie ASAP.
Before we get too deep, let’s cocoon for a moment and talk about what this new Mountain Dew ad is all about. Promoting the surprisingly tasty Mountain Dew Zero Sugar which “tastes as good as the original, but without the sugar,” we see Galligan reprise the role of Billy, bro-ing out on the couch with Gizmo as usual. The legendary Mogwai, who now has grey fur of his own, is keen on trying this new soda; so Billy, in his infinite wisdom and caution, lets his friend try it. It goes as well as you’d think, and you can see the results for yourself in the commercial.