Patty Jenkin’s hugely anticipated superheroine sequel Wonder Woman 1984 is set to be one of 2020’s biggest blockbuster, and despite having its release date pushed forward due to COVID-19 concerns we’ve now got a brand new look at some high sheen images of what fans can expect from the film.
While Gadot has so far been featured heavily in the film’s marketing, her co-star Kristen Wiig is now stepping up in the role of Barbara Ann Minerva aka Cheetah, a former friend to Gadot’s Diana, who transforms into a terrifying villainous in Wonder Woman 1984.
A set of new images showcases Wiig in the guise of Minerva, who’s rocking the 1980s glam with a dash of punk rock flair, and who certainly will give Diana a run for her money here.
While director Patty Jenkins has been keeping pretty tight lipped about the film’s production, she recently opened up about the character of Wiig’s Minerva who starts off as a socially awkward archeologist before finding her wild side!
In a recent interview in Empire, Jenkins opened up about the character saying, “what makes Barbara turn into Cheetah is feeling like she’s never been as good as someone like Diana. She reminds me of certain people I’ve known who have such low self-confidence, that they’re always holding themselves back. Then once they start to embrace change, out comes this ugly resentment built up over all those years.”
The showdown between Diana and Minerva is definitely going to be memorable, especially when Wiig adopts her Cheetah persona and lending their support to these two actresses are actors Chris Pine, who returns as a newly resurrected Steve Trevor and Pedro Pascal as narcissistic business tycoon Maxwell Lord.
Wonder Woman 1984 is a film to definitely be excited about when it arrives in cinemas on August 14.
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