For Gadot, it’s a pleasant change of tempo from a few of the extra overt villains of the superhero film style.
“I’m so bored with the apparent villain—[for example] the German soldier that you realize from the get-go, okay he’s the unhealthy man — they’re like actual individuals. Similar to you, and also you, and me … We will see ourselves in them. And so they’re not unhealthy individuals per se. However they only didn’t make the correct alternative on the proper time. And I discover it so attention-grabbing and so interesting, and I truly care about them.”
Within the comics, the Barbara Minerva incarnation of Cheetah is granted supernatural skills (together with elevated energy, velocity, sturdiness and senses, in addition to razor-sharp claws) by plant god Urzkartaga, however, in Marvel Lady 1984, the transformation seems to have one thing to do with Maxwell Lord.
Wonder Woman 1984‘s Maxwell Lord, performed by The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal, is a sleazy self-help tycoon, preying on individuals’s need for wealth, energy, and fame in harmful methods. Within the trailer, we see Lord holding a gemstone that presumably grants him some form of energy. Presumably, he’ll use these powers to provide individuals what they need, for higher and worse, together with Barbara.
“[Maxwell Lord] kilos the general public with infomercials, which have been so sizzling and occurring within the ’80s, proper?” says producer Anna Obropta. “He hits the general public with these infomercials, and he sells this concept that you would be able to have all of it, which was an enormous mantra of the last decade, proper? You’ll be able to have fame and wealth and energy. It might probably all be yours, and he’s pervasive and persuasive, and so individuals begin to purchase it… individuals like Barbara.”