Director Patty Jenkins gave fans their first glimpse Wednesday of Cheetah, Wonder Woman’s nemesis in the upcoming sequel “Wonder Woman 1984.”
Kristen Wiig is playing Cheetah, aka Barbara Minerva.
“Enter Barbara Minerva… #WW84,” Jenkins tweeted, along with a shot of actress Kristen Wiig, who plays Minerva aka Cheetah, standing it what looks like a natural history museum,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.(RELATED: Celebrate Gal Gadot’s Birthday With Some Of Her Most Stunning Shots [SLIDESHOW])
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 27, 2018
Cheetah was introduced in the DC comics in 1987 by writer Len Wein and artist George Perez. Minerva is a British anthropologist/heiress that got her powers — the speed and strength of the jungle cat — after an expedition in the Africa.
Production for “Wonder Woman 1984” is well underway. Gal Gadot will be back to play Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, and Chris Pine will return to playing Steve Trevor, her love interest.
Earlier this month, Jenkins dropped a photo on social media proving Trevor, an undercover spy, would be coming back for the sequel. His character was last seen in the first movie aboard a plane of explosives that blew up mid-air.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018
“Wonder Woman 1984” is expected to hit theaters Nov. 1, 2019.