Seriously, comic book Cheetah. Kristin Wiig will be playing you in Wonder Woman 2. Just ask director Patty Jenkins.
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
I still haven’t come around to the idea of Wiig playing a lithe were-cheetah in the new film. And that won’t change no matter how many times Michael Keaton (who is a far superior actor)is brought up. But it looks like it’s going to happen whether I like it or not. I just have to trust in Patty Jenkins judgment.
Now we have to just figure out how Wiig/Cheetah will fit in with the film’s Cold War setting. Will she be a communist spy? Will she actually be half-cat/half-woman or will “Cheetah” just be her codename? And will the CGI in the third act battle be better or worse than David Thewlis as Ares in the first film?
More on this as it develops.