Fans have been eagerly waiting to see how Kristen Wiig would look like as Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 since it was revealed that she was cast as Dr. Barbara Minerva. Now a leaked cover book for the movie promo merchandise as given us a first look at Wiig as Cheetah in WW84.
Wiig’s Cheetah design seems to be comic-accurate, however, her face is more human-like rather than a little feline-like like in the comic book series and animated films.
The Golden and Silver Age Cheetah, Priscilla Rich, made her first appearance in Wonder Woman #6 published in 1943. The Bronze Age Cheetah, Deborah Domaine, appeared in Wonder Woman #274 released in December 1980. Barbara Ann Minerva, the Post-Crisis and current Cheetah, debuted in Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #7 published August 1987. The role was also briefly assumed by Sebastian Ballesteros in Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #170 released in 2001.
Minerva is a British archaeologist who gained her power after ingesting a combination of human blood and leaves of Urzkartaga, the plant god Urzkartaga.
WW84 stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, and Gabriella Wilde.
Wonder Woman 1984 is slated for release on June 5, 2020.