After battling Ares in 2017’s Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince will find herself going up against two of the Amazon Princess’ biggest foes as she has to content with both Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) in the upcoming sequel Wonder Woman 1984.
Speaking to Total Film ahead of the film’s scheduled release this August (health crisis permitting), director Patty Jenkins has explained how the decision to use incorporate the two antagonists into the movie came about:
“It turned out that the story was the thing that gave birth to the need for both,” said Jenkins. “It wasn’t that I thought I needed both. Cheetah was the villain that we were focused on having in this movie, but then Max Lord, throughout the history of Wonder Woman comics, he serves a very mechanical purpose, often.”
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Wonder Woman 1984 reunites Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins with stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Ewen Bremner (Charlie), Said Taghmaoui (Sameer), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe), Doutzen Kroes (Venelia) and new additions Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters) as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as Maxwell Lord, and Natasha Rothwell (Love, Simon), Ravi Patel (Master of None, Grandfathered) and Gabriella Wilde (Doctor Who, Poldark) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.