Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins answers why the film has two villains

Director Patty Jenkins has thrown some light on the inclusion of two villains in her upcoming movie ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’ Jenkins stated how this wasn’t her proposal and that it happened organically.

More about Wonder Woman 1984

The upcoming film is a sequel to 2017 release ‘Wonder Woman,’ and the 9th release in the DC extended universe. The film will have Gal Gadot in the lead as the DC superhero of the same name.

After a wait of about three years, the sequel of the franchise is coming in August. It will show Gadot’s character Wonder Woman having a face-off against the villain team Barbara Ann Minerva aka Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), and businessman Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal).

Director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot

Jenkins on why the film has two villains

Jenkins was quoted saying, “It turned out that the story was the thing that gave birth to the need for both,” she further stated that, “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.”

The two villains: Cheetah and Maxwell Lord

Both Cheetah and Maxwell Lord are prominent characters in The Wonder Woman series, especially Cheetah, who is known as the hero’s main enemy.

The viewers will see Gal Gadot reprising her role as Diana Prince in the 1980s. The story will follow a huge time lapse from where the first film came to an end. It will continue from the point where she witnesses the striking return of Steve Trevor and sets against Maxwell Lord and Cheetah.

Cheetah and Wonder Woman

Release date and other cast members

It was initially all set to release in November and then December 2019. Then the new release date got final for June 2020. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the film yet again announced a delay in its release date. Now its geared up for a release on August 14, 2020, under the Warner Bros. Pictures.

The film will also feature actors like Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen in supporting roles.

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