With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, “Wonder Woman 1984” is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.
In “Wonder Woman 1984,” the fate of the world is once more on the line, and only Wonder Woman can save it. This new chapter in the Wonder Woman story finds Diana Prince living quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s—an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all.
Though she’s come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile, curating ancient artifacts and only performing her superheroic acts incognito. But now, Diana will have to step directly into the spotlight and muster all her wisdom, strength and courage in order to save mankind from a world of its own making by riding lightning across the sky, donning wings of gold, and chasing a dream while in pursuit of two new foes: Max Lord and the Cheetah.
Like Wonder Woman, The Cheetah was created by William Moulton Marston. She first appeared in 1943 as the alter ego of the character Priscilla Rich, a debutante with a split personality, whom Marston created with H.G. Peter. In later iterations, her alter ego was Deborah Domaine, then Barbara Ann Minerva, and in 2001 she took a male form, Sebastian Ballesteros.