Kristen Wiig Eyed For Role Of Cheetah In Wonder Woman 2
The SNL alum might play the villain in Wonder Woman's sequel!
Cheetah Role May Be Played By Kristen Wiig!
Warner Bros. wants actress Kristen Wiig to play the role of the main villain, Cheetah, in their Wonder Woman sequel. The Saturday Night Live alum is best known for her comedic work on SNL and in films like Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters, but has also branched out into more dramatic fare, including The Skeleton Twins, The Martian, and Welcome to Me. The villainess Cheetah is a feline-esque adversary with the smarts, strength, and speed to hold her own against Wonder Woman. Should a deal be reached, Wiig will star opposite Gal Gadot as the titular heroine, a.k.a. Diana Prince. Director Patty Jenkins is returning to helm Wonder Woman 2, which will reportedly take place in the 1980s, against the backdrop of the Cold War. The sequel is slated to arrive Nov. 1, 2019.
The previous Wonder Woman movie, released in the summer of 2017, proved to be one of the biggest critical and commercial hits of the DC Extended Universe film franchise, earning $821.8 million at the worldwide box office. The DCEU is in shambles after the failure of Justice League at the box office and with critics. Hopefully the upcoming Aquaman (to be released on December 21) and Shazam (in theaters April 5, 2019) films can get this shared universe back on the right track. As for Wonder Woman 2 the fact that they have the same creative team as the original bodes well, as does the out-of-the-box casting of a superb talent like Wiig.