‘Wonder Woman 1984’ reveals Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah

The spotted feline villain has her claws out.
August 24, 2020 11:38 a.m. EST
August 27, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST
It was a wonderful weekend for superhero and comic book fans. DC Comics held an eight-hour virtual fan convention, DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes, and unveiled new trailers for several upcoming films, including the second trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. The latest peek at the Patty Jenkins' sequel features the transformation of Kristen Wiig’s shy and unassuming archaeologist Barbara Minerva into the powerful villain Cheetah. Meow, and also, dayum.The new trailer focuses on Wiig’s character, who goes from being a friend to Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince to an enemy of Wonder Woman. Pedro Pascal looks almost unrecognizable in his blonde wig to play corrupt Trumpian businessman Maxwell Lord. Through his infomercials (so 80s), Lord gets the attention of Wiig’s Barbara and helps her transform into the all-powerful Cheetah. Wonder Woman and Cheetah face off in what appears to be the White House, as well as an outdoor setting that looks like it may possibly be a nuclear power plant. What could go wrong there?
"You've always had everything while people like me have had nothing," says Wiig’s Cheetah in the new trailer. "Well, now it's my turn. Get used to it."Looks like the world is ready for Cheetah's turn. In Wonder Woman 1984, Chris Pine returns (from the dead?) as Diana’s love interest Steve Trevor, whose time-hopping appearance in the 1980s-set film provides some comic relief. Learning about new inventions like radar and fanny packs, Trevor tries to support Diana in her mission and adapt to his new surroundings, which includes wearing the occasional pair of parachute pants. “Does everybody parachute now?” asks the WWI pilot. Fair question.The upcoming sequel also returns to the land of the Amazons through flashbacks to Diana’s childhood. That means the return of Robin Wright as Wonder Woman's Aunt Antiope and Connie Nielsen as her mother, Hippolyta. Plus, a lot of other women no one is going to mess with.Gadot celebrated the trailer’s release on Twitter, telling fans that the new film is “bigger, grander, w/ every detail perfected. We busted our butts off for this film and we can’t wait to share it with you in theaters.” The stars of the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984, including Gadot, Wiig, Pascal, Pine and director Patty Jenkins, all appeared virtually during this weekend’s DC FanDome and were joined by surprise guest and original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. Wonder Woman 1984 was originally scheduled to arrive in theatres this past June but has since been delayed until October 2. Of course, that too could change, but at least fans have a cool new trailer to analyze until the film arrives.[video_embed id='1979871']BEFORE YOU GO: Kristen Wiig welcomes twins via surrogate[/video_embed]

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