Filmmaker Patty Jenkins has confirmed that Kristen Wiig is set to play the villain Cheetah in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” sequel. Wiig was reportedly cast the other week, but no-one involved would confirm the news at the time.
Now Jenkins has confirmed the news on Twitter, saying: “So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. 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!!!”
Jenkins is returning behind the camera for the film which she is co-writing with Dave Callaham and Geoff Johns. Gal Gadot returns for the project which aims to begin shooting in May in the UK ahead of a November 2019 release.