2020 may sound far off but we are only months away from major movie releases like Wonder Woman 1984.
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The film will be directed by Patty Jenkins who directed the first Wonder Woman film back in 2017. Gal Gadot’s back as Diana Prince who will be tasked with facing off with a long time foe on the big screen for the first time, Dr. Barbra Ann Minerva aka Cheetah.
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Cheetah will be played by Kristen Wiig and this will be the first live action adaptation of the character. This supervillain has always been seen as a strong and capable enemy of Wonder Woman’s. Minerva’s iteration of the character was created by Len Wen and George Perez. Her first comic book appearance was in Wonder Woman (vol.2) #7 in 1987.
Plot wise, nothing has been released but Cheetah is obsessed with the Lasso of truth and wants to covet for herself to add to her collection of artifacts. So we can speculate that might be explored.
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Steve Trevor will be back in some sort of capacity even though at the end of the last movie he and his plane blew up. Even if they find a Lazarus pit for Diana’s man, I’m not sure why he has to come back. I’m not mad at Chris Pine for getting a check but I don’t him being a major factor in the story. Maybe it’s because I was sort of upset that his death was the one that pushes Diana over the edge and unleashes her god powers to defeat her uncle. And their “love” plot was barely a plot.
Maybe I’m just bitter, anyway as a DC fan and huge Wonder Woman fan I’m not sure if this movie will make a massive impact in DC’s overarching universe. As of now the state of their universe is a bit messy. Justice League came out to mixed reviews as did Aquaman.
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to come out on June 5, 2020 but will it change the game for the DCEU, like the first? Only time will tell.
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