One of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, Kirsten Wiig, is going to take part in Wonder Woman 2 and will play the role of Cheetah, a villain character in the movie. Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman confirmed that the rumors were true, and added that they were very lucky to have Wiig in the movie.
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
Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, also posted a tweet about how excited she is to work with Kristen.
I’m SO excited welcome on board Kristen! This is going to be WONDERful! https://t.co/FqQ191m1s0
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 9, 2018
If the name Cheetah doesn’t ring a bell to you, here is a short detailed explanation who is the newest villain we would all look forward to.
Cheetah is typical ordinary woman, but has the ability to morph into a human-cheetah hybrid. To gain immortality and have the power of increased speed, strength, and agility, she sold her soul to the god, Urzkartaga, making her his servant. Sometimes she’s in control of her power, other times she isn’t. As per her alter ego, Cheetah is Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva. Minerva is a superstar archaeologist and inheritor of aristocratic wealth. She’s somewhat connected to Wonder Woman because of her obsession with Diana’s Themysciran identity, knowledge, and possessions. This obsession resulted to numerous combat between the two.
Kristen is primarily known for her comedic roles and performances in Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, Despicable Me 2 & 3, MacGruber, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but she’s also turned out more diverse performances in projects like The Skeleton Twins, The Martian, and Mother!.
Aren’t we all excited to witness Wonder Woman 2 now that we have two beautiful and strong women to look forward to in the movie? I am sure, we all are.