Wonder Woman 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Reveals Whysten Wi Kriig Was Right For Cheetah

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Wonder Woman 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Reveals Whysten Wi Kriig Was Right For Cheetah

The DC live-action universe has been moving forward at an impressive rate, following the failure of Justice League and departure of Ben Affleck’s Batman. With Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey in theaters now, there’s a number of exciting projects coming down the pipeline. Chief among them is Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, which will come three years after the release of the original. The highly anticipated sequel will introduce Kristen Wiig’s villainous Cheetah to the DCEU, and Jenkins recently revealed why she picked the SNL alum to play the role.

Kristen Wiig had been working steadily as an actor for years, including dramatic roles in movies like mother! and The Martian. Wiig will be diving into the world of action and blockbusters with Wonder Woman 1984, which should serve as an origin story for her character Barbara Ann Minerva / Cheetah. Patty Jenkins spoke to the decision to cast Wiig, saying:

In the lore, Cheetah is often someone who’s friends with Diana but jealous of her. And I feel like Kristen’s playing a character who’s both ends of the spectrum — she’s your warm, funny friend who’s kind and interesting and then can transform into something completely different. Yes, she happens to be a woman, but she’s straight out of the Gene Hackman Superman school of great, funny, tremendous actors. I don’t think of her being a female villain, although she is. I feel that way about Wonder Woman, too. The female component of it is huge, but she’s also just a hero, a universal hero.

Well, that does make sense. It looks like Wonder Woman 1984 will see a major transformation from newcomer Barbara Minerva. And its the duality of the performance that makes Kristen Wiig such a great choice for the role; she’s got the range to play the nervous Barbara and deadly Cheetah.

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Wonder Woman 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Reveals Whysten Wi Kriig Was Right For Cheetah

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