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Patty Jenkins gives us our first look at Kristen Wiig as Wonder Woman 1984 villain

June 27th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Director Patty Jenkins has shared the first image of Kristen Wiig from the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984.

The image shows Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva pre transformation into the villainous Cheetah.

The image below shows a pretty great take on Minerva whose comic book alterego is inset in the image above.

Minerva is the most famous and current version of Cheetah in the comics and is one of Wonder Woman’s greatest enemies, possessing similar strength and prowess as the Amazon warrior.

In the comics, Barbara Ann Minerva was born the heiress to a vast fortune and grew up to be an archaeologist. The ambitious, deeply selfish Minerva searched throughout Africa for a specific tribe who was protected by a mysterious female guardian who was linked to the Cheetah. After the guardian was murdered by a group of bandits, Minerva underwent a ritual to become the next individual infused with Cheetah-like powers.

So there you have it… will we see more of Cheetah at SDCC next month? Hard to know but we remain optimistic.

Director Patty Jenkins Reteams with Star Gal Gadot for the DC Super Hero’s Return to the Big Screen

BURBANK, CA, June 13, 2018 – Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah.  Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.  “Wonder Woman 1984” will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role.

As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal.  And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.

Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film.  Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.

Joining her behind the scenes are several members of Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy”).  Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (“United 93”) will cut the film.

Production will take place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands.

Set to open in theaters November 1, 2019, “Wonder Woman 1984” is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.  It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


Here’s a leaked set clip of her pouncing:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….