Reaction to the news this week that Kristen Wiig has begun in talks to play the villain Cheetah in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” sequel have been met with a mixed and more often confused response.
It was previously rumored that Emma Stone was in the running for the role as well and now Variety film reporter Justin Kroll has confirmed the details of what happened. Warner Bros. Pictures reportedly first approached Emma Stone, but after she passed then director Patty Jenkins personally picked Wiig as her choice for Cheetah.
Of course what’s not clear is what origin Jenkins is going to incorporate for the villain and how they intend to portray the character on screen. The project is filming this Summer ahead of a November 2019 release.