Director Patty Jenkins has shared another teasing first look at the production of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’. While most big budget spectacles like these keep everything under wraps until closer to release, Jenkins and star Gal Gadot have been pretty consistently dropping images since filming began three weeks ago. Granted the photos don’t give much away in terms of the plot, but they have raised all sorts of questions.
Here’s Jenkin’s latest image, which she shared via Twitter. She captioned it, “Enter Barbara Minerva,” as this is the first glimpse we are getting of Kristen Wiig from the film. Wiig’s character, Barbara Minerva eventually becomes the supervillain The Cheetah, but at least for a time, she was one of Wonder Woman’s closest friends. This is Minerva pre-transformation:
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 27, 2018
Here is a larger look:
Minerva seems to be visiting the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of Natural History, which is fitting as we know that a chunk of the action in this movie takes place in and is being filmed in the Washington DC area.
The Cheetah’s story has been altered over the years, but Barbara Minerva was a British archaeologist who performs a blood ritual to the god Urzkartaga, who transforms her into the half-human, half-beast Cheetah, one of Wonder Woman’s most deadly and persistent foes. The idea of her having originally been Wonder Woman’s friend was added recently but helps create a bond between the two characters.
Pedro Pascal‘s role in the film has not been revealed, but a rumor claims that he is a god in disguise. It could be that he is playing the embodiment of Urzkartaga. But then again, he could be playing someone else entirely. It’s just a rumor, after all.
Beyond that, we know that somehow Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor, still youthful after his seeming death in 1917 in the first ‘Wonder Woman’.
All questions will presumably be answered when ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ leaps into theaters on November 1, 2019.