Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is promising a “wonder”-ful surprise during her appearance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. Following her stunning debut as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, there’s been burning anticipation for Gadot’s Wonder Woman, which marks the first time a female superhero will have her own solo film.
The excitement has especially started to ramp up in the past couple of months as Gadot and Jenkins have been on a media blitz, which has been complimented by the release of new images and trailers, and on Friday, the film’s first official clip.
On a Saturday, Gadot introduced a little bit of mystery into the proceedings, as she teased a surprise for the MTV Movie & TV Awards in a tweet, featured below:
It’s really hard to say at this point what this “wonder”-ful surprise, as Gadot describes it, could be. Granted, there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the movie – especially since Wonder Woman stole the show from Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) in BvS – but nothing near the level of excitement that a film like The Last Jedi has generated. So, while the introduction of fresh footage from Wonder Woman would be fun to see, it wouldn’t be nearly as earth shattering as surprise footage from the hotly anticipated next episode in the Star Wars saga. The biggest thing to come out of any new footage would have to be inclusion of a Wonder Woman character that fans didn’t anticipate, which would surely get the superhero movie world buzzing.
Another possibility could be that Gadot will announce that a sequel for the film is coming, but that’s unlikely because the bean counters at Warner Bros. still have to see if the cost of the first film justifies the means. Producer Charles Roven wouldn’t divulge the budget in New York Times feature this week, but says it was “at the low end of what these movies cost” (BvS, the newspaper noted, cost $250 million to make). The studio clearly has a lot riding on the film, with the recent revelation that spending on marketing for Wonder Woman has already exceeded the amount Warner Bros. spent on Suicide Squad last year. If and when a sequel is announced, Sunday night or otherwise, Jenkins says she already has some ideas.
Perhaps the biggest the surprise regarding the film at the MTV Movie & TV Awards would be for Gadot to walk out on stage with the original live-action Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, hopefully to announce that the legendary actress is appearing in the film – despite Carter’s comments to the contrary in January 2016. Carter, after all, made the character a cultural icon during the TV series’ run from 1975-79 – so including her in the film would be a great tribute to the “wonder”-ful woman who first brought the character to life more than 40 years ago.