LOS ANGELES: Actor-comedian Kristen Wiig will play a villain in the next Wonder Woman film.
Director Patty Jenkins announced on Twitter that Wiig will star as Cheetah in the superhero sequel.
Jenkins said in her post that she “can’t wait to finally work with one of my favourites” and is very excited by what they have planned.
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
Star Gal Gadot welcomed Wiig to the cast in a follow-up post and added, “This is going to be WONDERful.”
I’m SO excited welcome on board Kristen! This is going to be WONDERful! https://t.co/FqQ191m1s0
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 9, 2018
Jenkins reportedly became the highest-paid female filmmaker in history when she signed on to direct the sequel to the 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman.
No title has been announced for the film yet, which is scheduled to hit theatres in December next year.