SNL alum Kristen Wiig (‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ ‘The Martian’) has officially been cast as DC Comics villain Cheetah, the primary antagonist in the sequel to Patty Jenkins’ superhero blockbuster ‘Wonder Woman.’
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!!! @GalGadotpic.twitter.com/Gn0jICiIAH
Wonder Woman’s feline-esque adversary was first introduced in Wonder Woman No. 6 in 1943, however, the most popular version of the supervillain would have to be the Dr Barbara Ann Minerva incarnation, which was created by writer Len Wein and artist George Perez in the 1980s.
Jenkins will direct from a script she shaped with David Callaham (‘Godzilla,’ ‘Horsemen,’ ’ The Expendables’) and legendary comic scribe and co-chairman of DC Films Geoff Johns.