Kristen Wiig's Cheetah from Wonder Woman 1984 has finally been revealed. We've seen her as mild-mannered Barbara Minerva from official and unofficial set photos, but not as Cheetah. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are delivering the first trailer this weekend at the CCXP in Brazil. Fans have been waiting a long time to get a real look at the highly anticipated sequel, especially since it was originally going to hit theaters a lot earlier. However, the studio decided to go with the summer blockbuster date instead, which was probably a wise decision. The trailer release comes just days after Marvel Studios dropped the first trailer for the standalone Black Widow movie.
The first look at Kristen Wiig's Cheetah comes to us from the floor of CCXP. She appears on a set of cups from Wonder Woman 1984 and it looks like Patty Jenkins decided to go with a more-grounded look, as opposed to something over the top like the upcoming Cats big screen adaptation. Wiig could pass as a Madonna wannabe since the year is 1984, which is when Like a Virgin was released and propelled the pop star into a new realm of popularity. Cheetah's shirt looks like it has claw marks and Wiig is making claw shapes with her hands.
Kristen Wiig's Cheetah is also wearing a leopard-print jacket with a matching skirt. Patty Jenkins definitely went for the 1984 theme in Wonder Woman 1984. One of our first official looks at the movie even featured Chris Pine's Steve Trevor in a mall wearing some awesome 80s clothes with a fanny pack. With the trailer set to officially debut this weekend, we should get an even better look at Wiig's Cheetah, unless Jenkins is going for the more secretive approach. We'll find out soon enough.
It's unclear at the moment if Kristen Wiig's appearance on the Wonder Woman 1984 merch is her full appearance as Cheetah. It's certainly a lot more flamboyant than what we have seen so far from Barbara Minerva, so this could be what she looks like transformed. It's entirely possible that Patty Jenkins went with a more drastic CGI look too. Warner Bros. has done a really good job at keeping details surrounding the sequel under wraps and they still have quite a long time to go since it doesn't hit theaters until June 2020.
Wonder Woman 1984 will find Gal Gadot's Diana Prince up against Kristen Wiig's Cheetah and Pedro Pascal's Maxwell Lord. Chris Pine's Steve Trevor will also return, though it's not clear how. It is generally believed Diana will make a deal with Lord to bring Trevor back to life, but that has yet to be confirmed at this time. Maybe Gadot and Patty Jenkins will reveal some more story information this weekend at CCXP. While we wait to find out, you can check out our first look at Cheetah below, thanks to the Wonder Woman 1984 HQ Twitter account.
First look at Cheetah merchandise! #WW84#CCXPpic.twitter.com/di69CDUVeV
— Wonder Woman News @WonderWoman84HQ December 4, 2019
They may be on opposing sides in their movie, but the cast of Wonder Woman 1984 proved they stick together in real life, when Pedro Pascal, who plays the villain of the film, recently celebrated his birthday with his fellow castmates. A photo from the celebration was posted on Gal Gadot's Instagram account, along with the following caption.
'Happiest birthday @pascalispunk !! We love you so much! It was definitely a new way to celebrate but even when we're not together we're always close at heart! love you.'
With a nationwide lockdown in full effect, the cast had to get creative in order to get together for the celebrations. To that end, they took the help of social media to have a group video call during which Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Patty Jenkins, and Kristen Wiig helped Pedro Pascal celebrate his special day. Gadot also had four cupcakes and two candlesticks laid out in front of the callers to make the occasion more festive.
Pascal, who turns 45 this year, has been working steadily in films for many years. His breakout role came in Game of Thrones, where he played Oberyn Martell, whose memorable fight with the Mountain, Ser Gregor Clegane, ended in one of the most brutal moments from the series, with Clegane bursting Martell's skull with his bare hands.
Recently, Pascal was lauded for his leading role in Disney+'s The Mandalorian, as Din Djarin, a bounty hunter who takes it upon himself to save the life of a young and outrageously adorable Baby Yoda.
Wonder Woman 1984 will see both Pascal and Kristen Wiig playing the villains opposite Gadot's Wonder Woman and Pine's Steve Trevor. While fans are already aware that Wiig will at some point in the movie transform into the villainous Cheetah, Lord's role is less clearly defined. In the comics, the character often plays the role of the secret mastermind, who pulls the strings behind sinister plots with the help of his genius intellect, and an ability to control the minds of his enemies.
As the followup to the original blockbuster Wonder Woman, its sequel was one of the most anticipated films of the summer. But with theaters in disarray, the release of the film has been put on hold indefinitely. Not long ago, a rumor was doing the rounds of the internet that Warner Bros. was planning on releasing the film to digital streaming, bypassing a theatrical release entirely. But the company has since personally shot down the rumor.
For Gal Gadot, posting the photo on her social media accounts might also be a way to get past the recent controversy surrounding a post she made with a bunch of other celebs singing a cover of 'Imagine'. The tone-deaf rendition about imagining a world without material possessions was considered insensitive in these times of great hardships for ordinary people when sung by millionaire stars sitting in their luxurious homes. Hopefully, this latest birthday post from the actress will garner a more positive response from the...