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"Wonder Woman 1984": Wiig Couldn't Take Photos in Costume


When it comes to the highly anticipated DC film Wonder Woman 1984, a lot has been quoted by director Patty Jenkins (Who recently was quoted here on the inevitable third film being her last) and lead star Gal Gadot. Very little has been heard though by the actress whose character's very look is a tightly guarded secret. What we do know about Kristen Wiig's take on the popular villain Cheetah is she starts out as Diana's co-worker Barbara Ann Minerva, an archaeologist who simply is her friend. Along the way, she'll eventually turn in the animal-like Cheetah. However, her look has been kept highly secret with even the title image of this article only teasing her look in an obscure way. In the first trailer, she only showed up in her human form for a brief snippet of a conversation with Diana. As it turns out, while speaking with InStyle, Wiig revealed she was sworn to secrecy as well:

"No, we weren’t allowed to take any pictures. This was lockdown. They have it somewhere, and you will see it. But there are different evolutions to my character. I will leave you with that."

The film is still expected to hit theaters later this year on October 2nd, although with COVID-19 pandemic this is likely to change. It hasn't helped that, due to the film's delayed release, other forms of marketing for the film have still kept to the original schedule, including a photo for a doll version of the character hitting online. It will be curious if Warner Bros. has to release the film on their streaming service as many studios are starting to feel pressured to do given how long theaters have been closed and how reliant studios have become on big budget films to generate healthy revenue.

Already, Disney has announced Mulan will be released on Disney+ in September as an experimental PVOD (Paid Video-On-Demand) after originally being set to hit theaters in late March. Granted that film will still have a traditional theatrical release in countries without Disney+ and where theatres have re-opened, but the longer the US remains quarantined (Which serves as one of the three major box office markets in the world alongside China and Japan), them and other studios like Warner Bros. might not have a choice. Only time will tell.

Wonder Woman 1984 co-stars Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen.

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Aug 10, 2020

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