Wonder Woman 2 director Patty Jenkins has today confirmed comedienne Kristen Wiig is set to star in the upcoming DC Comics sequel, as the villain Cheetah.
Speculation had been rife about the Saturday Night Live star playing some part in the film, which will also star Gal Gadot as the eponymous heroine. Wonder Woman’s adversary Cheetah boasts a feline-esque appearance, with strength and speed to match.
Jenkins tweeted her excitement at the news: “So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can’t wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!!”
Wonder Woman was the biggest hit so far for the DC Extended Film Universe, garnering overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics as well as earning over $800 million at the worldwide box office.
Wonder Woman 2 will be directed by Patty Jenkins and will star Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig. It is set to be released in cinemas on 1st November 2019. Check out the trailer for the original Wonder Woman below: