The search to find a willing actress for the supervillain role of Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2 might have finally ended.
According to a new report from Deadline earlier today, Kristen Wiig is currently in talks with Warner Bros. to become the arch nemesis of the Amazonian princess in the upcoming sequel. There is no word on whether negotiations have been successful but multiple sources have since then claimed the actress to have come onboard.
The update about Wiig arrives just days after Emma Stone was said to have declined the same role for an undisclosed reason. It is also being said that Wiig was personally picked by Warner Bros. and the actress was not the one to approach the studio first. She is most known for her comedic talents in Hollywood but has branched into dramatic roles as well. That will be much needed because there is nothing funny when it comes to Cheetah.
There have been several different renditions of Cheetah in the source materials over the years, where the original ones were just agile but the follow-ups were bestowed with superpowers. The main goal of the character, however, has always been to defeat and kill Wonder Woman and rule the Themyscira. There is no word if Cheetah will be walking the same path in the movie, provided that another actress is found in time to play the role.
The setting for the plot is still unclear but it is believed that Wonder Woman 2 will take place in the midsts of the Cold War during the 80s. If that comes to be true, the Soviet Union will likely be the chief antagonists in the storyline. We will then be seeing the princess putting down whatever threat the socialist state hopes will grant them victory.
Wonder Woman 2 is still slated for a release in theaters on November 1, 2019. The sequel is expected to begin production this summer.