Wonder Woman 1984: First look of Kristen Wiig's Cheetah revealed by director Patty Jenkins
The first look of Kristen Wiig in the role of Barbara Minerva, a character that's most popularly known for her villainous alter-ego Cheetah, was revealed by director Patty Jenkins
The Wonder Woman sequel might be over a year away but that isn't stopping fans from being able to treat themselves to what could possibly be the most exciting news about the film. Thanks to director Patty Jenkins, we now have the first look photo of actress Kristen Wiig's Barbara Minerva in the superhero sequel 'Wonder Woman 1984'.
Jenkins had done the same with the first images of Chris Pine and Gal Gadot in the first film. This time, she took to her social media to share Wiig's photo and captioned it, "Enter Barbara Minerva… #WW84." For everyone wondering who exactly the character is, Minerva is most popularly known as Cheetah, which is her villainous alter-ego.
Even though the photo doesn't disclose Wiig in what is expected to be a feline-inspired costume, along the lines of the character's villain-name, it shows her in a scene inside what looks like a museum, possibly just minutes before her transformation inside the building itself.
If Vulture's Kyle Buchanan's tweets are to be believed, rumor has it that Wiig's Barbara isn't exactly Wonder Woman's enemy right from the beginning of the movie. The character "starts the sequel as her friend, not her foe. She emulates Wonder Woman, then seeks to usurp her," writes Buchanan. As of now, not much else is known about the twists and turns that the upcoming sequel is going to showcase.
"Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah," reveals a press release from WB earlier this month. "Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures' follow up to the Super Hero's first outing, last summer's record-breaking 'Wonder Woman,' which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. 'Wonder Woman 1984' will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role."
The release has also given all Chris Pine fans a reason to rejoice and it also confirmed his character, Steve Trevor — who had died in the first movie — is due for a return. Along with that, 'Game of Thrones' star Pedro Pascal is also joining the cast.
'Wonder Woman 1984' is all set to hit the theaters on November 1, 2019. It's the third movie so far in the DC comics movies line up, following "Aquaman" — which releases on December 21, 2018 and 'Shazam' due in April 2019.
As of now, all that's known about the filming of the Wonder Woman sequel is that the unit is headed to the Canary Islands where it will reportedly employ 2,000 extras and bring €20 million into the local economy prevailing there. Other production locations for the movie include Washington DC and Virginia in the United States, along with the UK and Spain.