The Hollywood Reporter reported in February that Wiig was in talks to play the character.
Director Patty Jenkins is off and running with the sequel to her superheroine smash Wonder Woman, and Gal Gadot is thrilled to be squaring off against her newly appointed nemesis, Kristen Wiig. "It's true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family", she wrote. And SO excited by what we have planned.
Now that Kristen Wiig has officially signed on as a member of the Wonder Woman 2 ensemble, we will have to keep our eyes peeled for the first official look at her in her feline form.
She tweeted: " I'm SO excited welcome on board Kristen!
Brace yourselves, Wonder Woman fans - the cast for the film's sequel just got even more wonder-ful.
In the comics, Cheetah and Wonder Woman are enemies and both are quite the competitors. But they say that Diana sees her as a friend who needs to be saved from the world of Darkness. Given her work on shows like Saturday Night Live and films like the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, there's little doubt that Wiig has developed a reputation as more of a comedic actress than an action star. The film is already in the works and is scheduled to release in November 2019.