A former “Saturday Night Live” star is looking like the most likely candidate to take on Gal Gadot in the second installment of “Wonder Woman.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kristen Wiig is in conversation with “Wonder Woman” affiliates to discuss a potential role as the lead villain in the film. Very few details are known about the second installment of the movie, although we do know Gal Gadot will return as “Wonder Woman” and the film will likely be set during the 1980s Cold War era.
Wiig is likely to play Cheetah, a DC Comics female villain introduced in 1943 and known for her physical prowess. In previous adaptations, Cheetah has been portrayed as a wealthy scientist known as Dr. Barbara Minerva, who gains superhuman feline powers after traveling deep into an African jungle. It’s unclear whether the upcoming adaptation of “Wonder Woman” will follow a similar storyline.
We do know that Patty Jenkins, the director of “Wonder Woman,” will serve as director again. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 1, 2019.