News: Director Patty Jenkins Confirms Kristen Wiig As Cheetah In Wonder Woman 2

Director Patty Jenkins has taken to Twitter to confirm that Kristen Wiig will play the main villain of Wonder Woman 2, playing the role of Cheetah for the Warner Bros and DC film. Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are both returning, with the film set to occur in the ‘80s in the Cold War.

“So excited to confirm the most thrilling news!,” Jenkins tweeted today (see it below). “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!!! @GalGadot.” 

 Wiig is an interesting choice and has shown amazing range, from her run on Saturday Night Live, to her Oscar-nomination for co-writing Bridesmaids, to starring in indie dramas like The Skeleton Twins. The film is said to be top priority for Warner Bros, after the first went on to gross $821 million worldwide.