A final trailer for Wonder Woman is set to debut at tonight’s MTV awards. The annual MTV Movie & TV Awards may not be the most prestigious ceremony out there, but it’s still one worth checking out for movie fans; due to the high profile and youthful demographic of the show, many studios use it as an opportunity to show off new footage for their upcoming summer tentpoles. This year alone will see IT, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Transformers: The Last Knight debut fresh looks, among others.
The most impending film with an MTV presence is Wonder Woman, the big screen solo debut for DC’s prime female superhero due in cinemas on June 2nd. Gal Gadot made this official on Twitter where she promised “a ‘wonder’-ful surprise“. Many presumed, given the movie’s proximity, it would be a clip of some sorts, but it now appears to be a full trailer.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ official YouTube channel has added an unlisted video to both its “Wonder Woman” and “Trailers” playlists, which points towards a new full tease for the film. It’s quite probable that this is Gadot’s “surprise”.
Unlisted trailers tend to be uploaded a day or so in advance of their proper debut and while not visible on a channel’s main page, can be seen as Private Videos on playlists. It is, of course, possible that the two videos on the respective playlists are different – the Wonder Woman one may be a clip and the trailer the second look at Blade Runner 2049, due tomorrow – but given all the factors the DCEU option seems most likely.
Wonder Woman has come under fire recently for what many deem a lack of marketing in comparison to the efforts Warner Bros. made for the likes of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, as well as Justice League, which is still over six months from release. Since those complaints, it’s emerged the spending is actually higher than Suicide Squad‘s and the campaign has stepped up a gear with new TV spots, clips and more, with a possible final trailer really marking the home stretch. Many will view this as course-correction, although given the film’s position in the midst of summer when blockbuster competition is high this slow lead in is rather logical.
For the final trailer, many will be hoping for a first look at villain Ares – he’s been a hidden presence so far, with any hints at his design coming from toy reveals – but at this point it would be smart of WB to keep him hidden. Instead, the film is sure to focus on the lighter tone than its franchise brethren and Diana Prince’s unique view of the world.