Patty Jenkins Confirms Kristen Wiig Will Be Playing Cheetah in the Wonder Woman Sequel

The cover of Wonder Woman #3 from the series that launched in 2016.
The cover of Wonder Woman #3 from the series that launched in 2016.
Image: Liam Sharpe (DC Comics)

The director of the best DCEU movie took to Twitter this morning to confirm previous reports about the villain of the Wonder Woman sequel. So, yes, (mostly) comedic actress Kristen Wiig will be playing DC Comics’ feline archnemesis Cheetah.

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Jenkins’ tweet comes a week after reports that Warner Bros. was eyeing Wiig for the main antagonist role. It’s still too early to say which iteration of the Cheetah will be showing up in the movie. But the latest version—an archeologist friend of Diana’s who gets corrupted by an ancient evil deity—seems to line up best with modern sensibilities.

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SolamenteDave

I think she’ll be great in the role. Yes, she’s known as a comedic actor, but her serious roles (The Martian) have been well done.