Wonder Woman 2 has found its villain, as Kristen Wiig has now been officially cast to play the hero's arch-nemesis, Cheetah, in the film.
Though rumors started swirling last week about Kristen Wigg portraying the villain in Wonder Woman 2, the film's director has made it official this morning via her official Twitter account:
So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wigg 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!!! @GalGadot pic.twitter.com/7ClyVPXUZE— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 9, 2018
While it's a pretty simple announcement, it's a nice confirmation that the villain who's had such an impact on the character in the comics will be popping up in the sequel. While the casting of Wiig (who is best known for her comedic roles) may seem a bit odd for a villain, I'm excited to see her take on the role. Wonder Woman was a great movie and I can't wait to see what Patty Jenkins does for the next go round. What do you think of the casting?
Wonder Woman 2 is expected to begin filming in a couple months and will hit theaters on November 1, 2019.