After rumors swirled that Warner Bros and DC were in negotiations with actress and comedian Kristen Wiig to play the villainous role of Cheetah in Patty Jenkins’ sequel to the smash hit Wonder Woman, the director confirmed the news today via Twitter.
Diana, you've got your baddie.
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 fascinating 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.
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.
Wonder Woman 2 is, as of now, premiering on Nov. 1, 2019.