Patty Jenkins, who directed Wonder Woman and will return to direct the film’s sequel, has today officially confirmed that Kristen Wiig will be joining the cast as the villain, Cheetah.
Wiig will play Barbara Ann Minerva, the third iteration of the villainous Cheetah, who comes into Wonder Woman’s world when she discovers that Diana possesses the Golden Lasso of Truth. As an archaeologist, Barbara covets the lasso hoping to add it to her collection of historical items.
After watching Wiig play comedic and less serious characters, I’m not sure how well she’ll pull off playing a fierce villain. We’ll give her the benefit of the doubt for now while we await more details on Wonder Woman 2.