Wonder Woman and the crew are getting back together for the sequel. It has just been announced that the Amazonian princess will be pitted against main foe, Cheetah.
Rumour has it that Warner Bros. is looking to cast a big name actress after Oscar-winner Emma Stone reportedly passed on the opportunity. Although “American Horror Story” actress Sarah Paulson expressed her desire to play Cheetah, no other name is currently on the shortlist.
There have been several mantles of Cheetah in the DC Comics over the years but we heard “Wonder Woman 2” will be the Barbara Ann Minerva version. According to Movie Web, she’s “a British anthropologist who winds up becoming the cheetah god after locating the lost city of Urzkartagan and stumbling into the middle of an ancient ritual”.
Miss Minerva has been Cheetah since the New 52 DC Comics reboot so it makes sense for the DC Extended Universe to go with this iteration. The humanoid cat creature has enhanced agility, ability to control animals, great intellect, can sense death, shape shift, is rather stealthy, heightened senses, and super strength.
Set to take place during the Cold War, Chris Pine will return as Steve Trevor. Saïd Taghmaoui and Ewen Bremner will also be reprising their roles as Sameer and Charlie respectively.
“Wonder Woman 2” is slated for release on 1st November 2019.