Kristen Wiig in Talks to Portray Villain Cheetah in 'Wonder Woman 2′

Kristen Wiig in Talks to Portray Villain Cheetah in 'Wonder Woman 2′

A sequel which we finally have a villain for as Deadline is reporting that SNL alum Kristen Wiig has entered into advanced talks to play classic villain Cheetah.

"While it is now unknown if Wiig is completely on board for the role", the report notes, "a recent meeting between Wiig and top execs began to move things in the right direction". The 44-year old actress is known for her comedic roles in Arrested Development, and voice-over work for Sausage Party, Despicable Me, and How to Train Your Dragon. She is an anthropologist and friend of Diana's who becomes the Cheetah after discovering a lost, mystical city and being married to its demigod.

The film, from returning director Patty Jenkins, will be set in the 1980s during the Cold War and will once again feature Gal Gadot as the titular character, Deadline reported. According to Variety, Wonder Woman 2's release date has been moved up Warner Bros.to November 1, 2019. That will be much needed because there is nothing amusing when it comes to Cheetah. Share your thoughts down in the comments.


The character first appeared in 1943, in Wonder Woman #6, as a character named Priscilla Rich, a society lady who suffers from multiple personality disorder. According to Variety, this role should have first been offered to Emma Stone, but actress oscar victor would ultimately be denied and the director Patty Jenkins would then have been "personally contacted" Kristen Wiig to replace it.

After the first movie's massive success, Warner Bros.is going full speed ahead on Wonder Woman 2.

For starters, Wiig has proven her dramatic bona fides in projects like The Skeleton Twins, The Martian and even Bridesmaids to a degree. The first two incarnations of Cheetah weren't very distinctive, but the third one, Barbara Minerva, struck the ideal tone that finally made the character click with readers. Turns out the bench for Wonder Woman villains is not particularly deep once you use Ares and eliminate everything that's just a part of her creator William Moulton Marston's bondage fetish. However, rumors have it that the incarnation of Cheetah is an archeologist who is given special animal powers by Urzkartaga. That leaves Kristen Wiig as the top contender for the lead foil to Gal Gadot's Amazonian super heroine.

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