Wonder Woman 1984
Eric S Brown
On June 2nd, 2017, the first Wonder Woman movie hit theaters. It was a smashing success with critics and fans alike. Earning over eight hundred million, it became of DC’s highest grossing movies of the time. While basically an origin story, the film’s main villain was Ares, the god of war. The movie firmly established Wonder Woman’s ties to the gods of the Greek myth and their existence in the DC cinematic universe.
Wonder Woman 1984 is due to be released on June 5th, 2020. Kristen Wiig has been cast in the role of long time Wonder Woman friend and deadly enemy Barbara Ann Minerva aka The Cheetah. There are rumors that Pedro Pascal will also be appearing in the film as DC villain Maxwell Lord. For those who don’t know, in the comics Wonder Woman kills Maxwell Lord, snapping his neck as the world watches. This action gets her booted out of the Justice League for a brief time. However, it’s the Cheetah that most diehard Wonder Woman fans are excited about. There are few Wonder Woman villains who have had the impact on Diana’s life as she has. Cheetah’s story is a tragic one and hopefully Kristen Wiig can bring that to life on the big screen. A big question on the minds of some fans is just how scary will the Cheetah be? In the comics, Cheetah literally eats some of the people she kills. And with speed close to the level of the Flash’s and razor sharp claws of magical origin make her a very lethal threat. Just how far will Patty Jenkins, the film’s director, go with the horror of the character? Will it be toned down for a more general audience or ramped up to deliver true scares in the film?
Christopher Pine will also be returning in Wonder Woman 1984 despite the death of his character, Steve Trevor, in the first movie. How will Trevor be resurrected? That is anyone’s guess at this point but a good bet would the power of Greek Gods. Fans are divided as to whether his permanent return to the franchise would be good or bad. In the opinion of some, his performance in the first movie was one of its weakest aspects.
Wonder Woman 1984 appears to be very promising and given that it wrapped production in December of 2018, fans eagerly await the movie’s first trailer which should be released soon. )