‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Cheetah’s Arc To Follow Famous Comics Storyline


Wonder Woman is currently in the spotlight with the official revealing of the sequel’s title. We are also getting to learn more details about the film’s villain.

Reports have revealed some new details about Kristen Wiig’s role as Cheetah, who will be Wonder Woman’s foe in the new film. But apparently, the two won’t start out as enemies at first.

“Since today is a good day for WONDER WOMAN scoops, I’ve heard that Kristen Wiig starts the sequel as Diana’s friend, not her foe,” Buchanan wrote on Twitter. “She emulates Wonder Woman, and then seeks to usurp her.”

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Ever since Kristen Wiig was announced as the villain of the film, fans have been wondering how director Patty Jenkins would portray the character of Cheetah, considering there are many variations of the villain.

The most common version of the villain appears in Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp’s Rebirth storyline. Barbara Minerva was an archaeologist who was first Diana Prince‘s best friend, but gets cursed by the god Urzkartaga unfortunately, resulting in her transformation.

She blames Diana for her new avatar and becomes one of Wonder Woman’s greatest enemies.

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Buchanan stated that this information that he heard about the film’s production could be tweaked. But it would be good to see Kristen Wiig’s comedic performance and charming screen presence while also showcasing her as the film’s villain.

This is just one of the few stories coming out about the sequel to the blockbuster smash hit. We now know that it will be called Wonder Woman 1984.

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Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot released the first official image from the set earlier today, showing Diana standing in front of a wall of old TV monitors displaying iconic images from the ’80s, including the TV series Dallas and the film National Lampoon’s Vacation. She looks on in awe and bemusement at the displays, much like how she responded to historic London during World War I.

Chris Pine is also rumoured to reprise his role as Steve Trevor, which is intriguing because the character died in the first film.

Hopefully we get to learn more about Wonder Woman 1984 during the San Diego Comic-Con.

Wonder Woman 1984 is expected to premiere on November 1, 2019.