Actress Kristen Wiig to play 'Wonder Woman 2' baddie Cheetah

10 March, 2018, 02:08 | Author: Conrad Doyle
  • Patty Jenkins left directs Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman.”

In an interesting casting coup, comedy queen Kristen Wiig has been confirmed to play the main antagonist Cheetah in the upcoming sequel of Wonder Woman.

And what's more fans old and new will no doubt be delighted to see that the director has cast a heavyweight actress in the role, none other than Kristen Wiig.

The original "Wonder Woman" film was directed by Patty Jenkins, working from a script written by Allan Heinberg.

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The first "Wonder Woman" grossed a whopping $821 million globally during its theatrical run and earned a 92% approval rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes. And if you can't quite picture Wiig as the villain, one artist on Twitter already whipped up some concept art of the actor in full Cheetah mode.

"So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family", Jenkins tweeted Friday.

Wiig is one of our favorites, too.

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Wonder Woman 2 just became a lot more intriguing, as if that was even possible. Certain versions of the character in the comic books boast cat-like abilities such as huge speed and piercing claws.

Director Patty Jenkins tweeted that the Wiig rumors are true and that she will be playing the DC Comics character Cheetah. "This is going to be wonderful!" Not only does it see her face off against a woman, this time around, but depending on the backstory chosen, it could also allow Wonder Woman to come face to face with a former friend who could, in theory, be rescued from her tragic fate... Wonder Woman 2 is set to hit Irish cinemas on November 1st, 2019.

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