The much-awaited DC FanDome just kicked off with one of its most lucrative offerings- more news on director Patty Jenkins’ Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal starrer Wonder Woman 1984. And it more than fulfilled its promise of blowing away fans with surprises as they have finally debuted Cheetah’s first look!
To date, fans of the franchise have been keeping themselves sane with mere speculations on how Wonder Woman 1984 would bring the famed Cheetah, one of the fiercest foes the Diana has ever faced, to life in the form of actress Kristen Wiig. And now we finally have it. Patty Jenkins debuted the second trailer of the film giving us our first proper look at Wiig’s ferocious villain.
Wonder Woman 1984’s Cheetah is depicted in true comic book tradition. We know that Kristen Wiig plays Barbara Anne Minerva, an archaeologist and anthropologist who is enamoured by the possibility of true divinity existing. She will get close to Diana with a similar agenda and will probably not only get to see her powers first hand but also discover that the Goddess Themyscira is real.
It is predicted the Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell will grant her wishes of being an “apex predator” as we see her demand in the second trailer, followed by a massive fight with Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). Towards the end of the trailer we get to see what we have been hoping for with bated breath- Minerva in her fearsome Cheetah form, complete with the super-powerful lashing tail, enhanced speed and agility plus deadly claws.
Check out the second trailer of Wonder Woman 1984 here:
Had everything gone according to schedule, Wonder Woman 1984 would have been released by now but given the pandemic, we will have to wait till October 2020 to see Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig in action. If you are wondering whether Jenkins have any plans of going for a digital release, then put your speculations to rest as the DC FanDome panel made it pretty clear that the film is not going to debut digitally and will definitely wait for theatres to function at full steam.
“We all worked so hard to bring something that would be a big visual spectacular. So we’re going to stick it out — we believe in putting it in the cinema,” Jenkins said in the Wonder Woman 1984 panel. “I can’t wait for the movie to come out soon!“