Kristen Wiig has now been confirmed as the villain in Wonder Woman 2 in a tweet by director Patty Jenkins.
The tweet states that the rumours of Wiig's involvement are true, and that she's "incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wigg to our Wonder Woman family." Wiig is set to play Cheetah, one of the original villains of Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston in the upcoming sequel.
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!!! @GalGadot pic.twitter.com/Gn0jICiIAH
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 9, 2018
It's not yet known which iteration of Cheetah she'll be playing, but nothing in Wiig's filmography up to this point is even close to something like this - so it's definitely a departure, to say the least. Wonder Woman 2 is set to hit Irish cinemas on November 1st, 2019.