Wonder Woman 1984: What could does the film have to do with an embassy?


Wonder Woman 1984 takes place in Washington D.C., but why would production set up a very specific embassy for Cheetah during filming?

Warning: Wonder Woman 1984 set photos and videos meet the definition of spoilers.

We’ve already gotten an official look at Barbara Minerva’s big glasses and even bigger hair, courtesy of Patty Jenkins. However, Barbara Minerva is also the Cheetah, and we don’t know much about that side of her

Enter the latest from the set, collected up by Heroic Hollywood. There’s both a video and additional photos — some with Kristen Wiig herself, and some with her presumed stunt double.

Check out the photos below:

Putting two and two together, it seems that work on this particular scene went from the day into the night:

As Heroic Hollywood also noted, it’s clear that this is the Mexican embassy (as it looks, the building reads “Embajada de Mexico,” Spanish for “Mexican embassy”).

And finally, here’s a look at how it all came together, just without all the special effects we can expect to make sure we don’t see silly things like wires:

So, Cheetah needs to get on top of the Mexican embassy, specifically. There are a few reasons that this could be. One is that an attack on an embassy would quickly cause an international incident that might help send Wonder Woman back into hiding until the present day of the DCEU and her arrival in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and subsequent appearance in Justice League. It could just be part of a chase scene, sure, but the weird specificity makes this writer suspect there’s a reason for it to be shown.

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Perhaps the embassy has an artifact that Barbara needs, one presented to it by another country? Hopefully, filming will continue, and we’ll be able to glean more information to develop further theories.