DC fans, here’s your first look at Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva aka Cheetah in “Wonder Woman 1984”.
Director Patty Jenkins tweeted the exclusive photo, with the caption, “Enter Barbara Minerva… #WW84“. Wiig will be portraying Diana’s arch nemesis and the super villain in the “Wonder Woman” sequel.
In the comics, Minerva is is a British archaeologist, who becomes obsessed with gaining treasures and valuable artefacts. She also possesses the ability to transform into a human/cheetah hybrid. Her superpowers include superhuman strength and agility.
Looking at the image, the female villain is dressed in pretty 1980s style, surrounded by animal exhibits, in what appears to be a natural history museum. Photographer Clay Enos, who took the photo Jenkins shared, confirmed that it was taken at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.
The last time we saw a superhero character in a museum, it was Michael B. Jordan’s character Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther” murdering a bunch of security guards and stealing headpieces. We wonder what is Cheetah up to here?
As previously announced, Cheetah will start out as Wonder Woman’s friend before turning into a foe.
“Wonder Woman 1984” is scheduled to be released on 1st November 2019.
Source: Comic Book.