Patty Jenkins addresses the dynamic between Cheetah and Diana Prince when the pair meet during Wonder Woman 1984.
It seems that Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah won’t be a traditional villain when Wonder Woman 1984 arrives in theaters according to director Patty Jenkins. In a huge new feature from EW, Patty Jenkins discussed Cheetah’s personality in Wonder Woman 1984 and revealed that she’s jealous of Diana Prince in the film. The director also explained that although she’s a kind character, she can transform into something else. While Patty Jenkins clearly means Cheetah can change emotionally, fans are understandably excited to see how the actress physically becomes the villain in Wonder Woman 1984.
Patty Jenkins went on to say that she doesn’t think of Cheetah as simply a female villain, but a three dimensional character in her own right, much like Wonder Woman. She also compared Wiig to legendary Hollywood star Gene Hackman by explaining that she’s one of the “great, funny, tremendous actors.” Take a look at what director Patty Jenkins had to say about Diana and Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 below.
“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.”
What do you think about Patty Jenkins’ approach to Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984? Are you excited to see Wonder Woman fight Cheetah? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Wonder Woman 1984 is being produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serve as executive producers.
Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to hit theaters on June 4, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Gal Gatot’s Wonder Woman, Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe