Rumors made the rounds that Warner Bros. and DC Films were in negotiations with actress and comedian Kristen Wiig. Now it looks like she will in fact play the villainous role of Cheetah in Patty Jenkins’ sequel to the smash hit Wonder Woman. The director confirmed the news via Twitter.
Diana, you’ve got your villain!
In the tweet, Jenkins gushed about the talented Wiig, who, if reports are accurate, Jenkins has been eyeing for the role since the idea was generated:
It’ll be interesting to watch Wiig play the agile, strong, and pointy-on-all-ends cat-woman, just as it’ll be fascinating watching her go toe-to-toe with Gal Gadot as their two characters meet. Until then, we shall see.
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Jenkins is writing, directing, and producing the sequel, so it makes sense that her favorites pull weight — and it also makes sense that the sardonic Wiig will be a great fit for the often rich and snooty Cheetah. Sarah Paulson was once trying to get into contention, but nobody could stop Wiig’s snarky rise to become Wonder Woman’s closest rival.
The Untitled Wonder Woman Sequel will hit theaters on November 1st, 2019.