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New Wonder Woman 1984 trailer offers first look at Kristen Wiigs Cheetah

Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) fights crime in the 1980s in Wonder Woman 1984.

Warner Bros. dropped the latest trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 today during the DC Fandome online event, giving us our first real look at Kristen Wiig's villainous Cheetah. Bonus: we get to see a miraculously revived Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) don parachute pants in an attempt to blend with the times, much to the amusement of Gal Gadot's Diana Prince.

Inspired by the comic book heroine created by William Moulton Marston in the 1940s for DC Comics, Wonder Woman made her big-screen debut in the DCEU with 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, followed by 2017's Justice League. As we reported previously, the first fell short of box office expectations; the second bombed outright. So when Jenkins took on Wonder Woman's origin story, she deliberately departed from the grim humorlessness and dark sensibility of those earlier films, bringing a brighter energy and wit to her tale, along with the usual action. That vision paid off: Wonder Woman went on to gross $821 million worldwide and earned critical raves, making it the most successful of the DCEU films thus far.

Since we're now in the 1980s, Diana is operating in a Cold War scenario, taking on Pedro Pascal's villainous Maxwell Lord, a shrewd and powerful businessman. Wiig plays Barbara Ann Minerva, a British archaeologist who will eventually evolve into her arch-nemesis Cheetah.

The first trailer dropped way back in December of last year, with Diana and Barbara having a heart-to-heart girl talk about long-lost loves. There was a battle in a local supermall, with Diana intervening to restore order, as walls of TVs start showing Lord giving a motivational pitch. ("Think about finally having everything you always wanted.") We saw Diana and Steve work together once again to thwart whatever evil plan is threatening the day, and got a few flashbacks to a young Diana competing in an Amazonian tournament. But we didn't get to see Wiig in full Cheetah mode—until now.

  • A flashback to Themyscira. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Amazonian Thunderdome. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • The littlest Amazon takes the lead. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • A wiser and more mature Diana (Gal Gadot) in 1984—but also a bit lonely. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Kristen Wiig is Barbara Ann Minerva, a mousy archaeologist who befriends Diana. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) takes control of the Dreamstone and makes an offer people can't refuse. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Diana is reunited with her lost love, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Barbara dreams of being an "apex predator." YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Steve explores an '80s look. We say: Lose the fanny pack. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Steve Trevor in parachute pants is everything. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Diana still has those spectacular demigod superpowers. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Steve on a mission YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • Diana gives it her all. YouTube/Warner Bros.
  • "Are they going to shoot at us?" YouTube/Warner Bros.
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