March 23, 2018

Kristen Wiig lands role in 'Wonder Woman 2' as Cheetah

12 March 2018, 02:36 | Max Haynes



Jenkins herself took to Twitter to make the grand announcement. Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites.

Director Patty Jenkins is off and running with the sequel to her superheroine smash Wonder Woman, and Gal Gadot is thrilled to be squaring off against her newly appointed nemesis, Kristen Wiig. "And SO excited by what we have planned", Jenkins wrote.

Star Gal Gadot welcomed Wiig to the cast in a follow-up post and added, "This is going to be WONDERful".

In the DC Comics world, Cheetah is a feline-esque adversary to the protagonist Wonder Woman.

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Amid all of the changes now taking place on the DCEU slate, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2 remains a constant. The film's story will focus on Cheetah and we will probably get to see her backstory as well.

They love to monologue and they love to lie, both skills Wiig perfected with her just-left-of-sociopath character Penelope, habitual hyperbolizer (a word I just made up and that you should feel free to spread around).

Set in the 1980s, the Wonder Woman sequel is expected to open in theaters November 1, 2019. True to the animalistic nature of her transformation, Cheetah is fast, strong, and can comfortably hold her own in a brawl with the Amazonian member of the Justice League ensemble.

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