Following the success of DC and Warner Bros. reach “Wonder Woman, ” the sequel is well underway and may have already procured its villain in the form of former “SNL” cast member Kristen Wiig.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wiig is in early talks to play the antagonist to Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince character. The starring will return as the title superhero and Wiig is believed to be gearing up to take on the DC comics villain Cheetah.
In the comics, Cheetah( A.K.A. Dr. Barbara Minerva) is a British archaeologist who is given the powers of an ancient cheetah divinity when things go awry on an expedition in the African jungle. She traverses routes with Wonder Woman after becoming preoccupied with the lasso of truth. However, it’s unclear if the film’s adaptation of the character are as follows this character arc in any way.
So far, precious little is known about “Wonder Woman 2. ” As previously reported, Patty Jenkins will return to the director’s chair to helm the follow up, set in the 1980 s against the backdrop of the Cold War.
“Wonder Woman 2” is currently scheduled to hitting theaters on Nov. 1, 2019.
Previous credits for Wiig include the recent remaking of “Ghostbusters” as well as “Zoolander 2, ” “Bridesmaids” and “Her.” Sadly, the talks are said to be preliminary, so the film hasn’t detected its new villain just yet.
Reps for Wiig did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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